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Technical Specification


600CLM: 2776x2074 (DiRactor), 1392x1040, 640x480
150CLM: 1392x1040, 640x480

Image Sensor

0 Defect 1/2" IT-CCD, 1.5 megapixel Monochrome Sensor

Pixel size

4.65 microns (H) x 4.65 microns (V)

Cooled CCD

For reduced dark current noise

Cooling Mechanism

Fanless (no vibrations) 4-stage thermoelectric Peltier device

Cooling Temperature

-20°C (+/-4°C) below, compared to a non-cooled condition

Time to reach temp.

2min (+/-30sec)

Image Processing Engine

Pixera Proprietary, 100% software image processing

Image Processing Speed

5-20sec including the processing time to display

Maximum Sensitivity


Dynamic Range


S/N Ratio


Long Integration Exposure

Up to 64 minutes


8 or 16-bits

Sensitivity settings

ISO 200/400/800/1600 equivalent

White Balance

Automatic, One-Push, Manual


Automatic, Manual

Shutter Speed

1/10000 sec. to 60 sec.


Up to 15fps (frames per second) at 640x480 pixels

File Sizes (uncompressed)


921KB @ 640x480

4.34MB @ 1392x1040

17.3MB @2776x2074


1.84KB @ 640x480

8.67MB @ 1392x1040

34.5MB @ 2776x2074

File Formats

BMP, JPEG, TIFF, DIB, and FlashPix

Bundled Software

Penguin/Pro Application Suite:


Pixera Viewfinder

Pixera Studio

Pixera TWAIN Viewfinder

Mac® OS

Pixera Studio

Adobe® Photoshop® Plug-in

Computer Interface

Pixera proprietary PCI interface card


5.6W (5V, 1.12A)

Operating Temperature

5°C - 35°C, Humidity: 30%-90% (No dew condition)

System Requirements


Operating Systems:


Processing Speed:

300MHz or faster

Memory RAM:

128MB or more

Hard disk Space:

100MB of free space or more

Mac® OS

Operating Systems:

9.0-9.2 (Mac® OS X ready Q4 2002)

Processing Speed:

Blue/White G3 or later

Memory RAM:

256MB or more

Hard disk Space:

100MB of free space or more

See details >>

Penguin/Pro-HS: Hand Switch for remote image capture
Penguin/Pro-FS: Foot Switch for hand free image capture
Penguin/Pro-CS: Camera Switch
Penguin/Pro-LC: L-shaped connector for use with inverted microscopes

Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics
(Excludes lens characteristics and light source characteristics)