FLI MicroLine ML16803 Monochrome CCD Camera with 63.5mm Shutter

  • Professional-grade astronomy camera with massive resolution and pixel size for extreme detail across a wide image field.
  • Advanced cooling to keep your sensor temperature stable throughout your imaging session.
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FLI MicroLine ML16803 Monochrome CCD Camera with 63.5mm Shutter

MicroLine CCD cameras are smaller and lighter-weight than the competition but outperform them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling. Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number, and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed.

FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture. What sets FLI MicroLine CCD Cameras apart is their small form factor. At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5 inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The Microline improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.

FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Cooling

The FLI MicroLine's robust cooling design achieves a sustainable cooling performance of 50-55 deg C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at -30 deg C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling (sold as a separate option, visit the Accessories section for a list of choices) or special cooling sequences. Simply set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest quickly and worry-free.

Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The MicroLine avoids these issues with its internal frame buffer, thus allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.

When it comes the FLI MicroLine, you get system compatibility and mounting options as well as mechanical shutter, liquid cooling, and Anti-Dew Technology options that will help you trick out your camera the way you want it. The MicroLine line of CCD cameras is compatible with all FLI imaging accessories, including the Precision line of Color Filter Wheels and Digital Focusers. MicroLine camera adapters are available for microscope, telescope and machine vision connectivity. Scroll down for a list of available time-of-purchase options for this camera model and sensor combination.

Highlighted Features of the FLI MicroLine 16803 Camera:

  • Storage temperature range: -50 C to +100 C - Operation temperature range: -40 C to +50 C
  • Relative humidity operating range: 95%
  • Heavy weight performance in a 2.8 lbs package with Liquid and Air Cooled bases
  • RBI Annihilator Standard and AR Coated Windows
  • Video mode with interline sensors and Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5in.)
  • Power requirements: 12V - Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!
  • Ideal for X-ray Applications, Astronomical Imaging, Scientific Imaging, Medical Applications, and Forensic Applications.

About the Kodak KAF-16803 Sensor:

The Kodak KAF-16803 image sensor is a redesigned version of the popular KAF-16801E image sensor (4096 x 4096-pixel resolution). Improvements include enhanced quantum efficiency for improved DQE at higher spatial frequencies, lower noise for improved contrast in areas of high density, and anti-blooming protection to prevent image bleed from overexposure in regions outside the patient.

Utilizing Kodak's proprietary single gate ITO process and micro-lens technology, the KAF-16803 image sensor with its large imaging area and small pixel size provide the sensitivity, resolution, and contrast necessary for high-quality digital radiographs. To simplify device integration, the KAF-16803 image sensor uses the same pin-out and package as the KAF-16801E image sensor.

Kodak KAF-16803 Imaging Sensor Features:

  • High Resolution - Large Image Area - High Quantum Efficiency
  • Low Noise Architecture - Broad Dynamic Range
  • Digital radiography, Astronomy and Life Sciences Applications
  • Horizontal Outputs 1 - Saturation Signal 100 K e- - Output Sensitivity 22 V/e-
  • Dark Signal (T=25 C) 3 e/pix/sec - Dark Current Doubling Temperature 6.3 deg C
  • Linear Dynamic Range (f=4 MHz, T=25 C) - 80 dB - Blooming Protection (4ms exposure time) > 100X saturation exposure - Maximum Data Rate 10 MHz

Available Options For This FLI MicroLine Camera System 

  • Anti-Dew Technology (ADT) Option - Available for all Microline cameras with the 63.5mm shutter. In most environments, the temperature of the camera window will be above the dew point. In some cases, dew may form on the outside of the camera window due to the combination of high humidity, ambient temperature, and the window temperature. The ADT corrects this problem, allowing for operation in very humid environments.
  • Standard Liquid Cooling Option: For applications that require the ultimate in cooling and/or require heat dissipation to occur away from the camera body.
  • Liquid Cooling Option with Double Shut-Off: For applications that require the ultimate in cooling and/or require heat dissipation to occur away from the camera body but with the added feature of double-shut off valves.
  • Liquid Cooling Option with Dry Disconnect: For applications that require the ultimate in cooling and/or require heat dissipation to occur away from the camera body but with the added feature of dry disconnect valves.

FLI Product Number: ML16803


Color or MonoMonochrome
Pixel Array4096 x 4096
Pixel Size9 microns
PS7 to 9 Microns
Sensor Diagonal52.1mm
Sensor TypeCCD
SensorKAF 16803
Warranty1 Year Warranty