FLI MicroLine ML8050-S Monochrome CCD Camera - No Mechanical Shutter

FLI MicroLine ML8050-S Monochrome CCD Camera - No Mechanical Shutter
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  • The Microline ML8050-S CCD Camera includes a 8-megapixel Kodak KAI-08050 sensor that has a single output.
  • The FLI MicroLine CCD Cameras are known for their superior cooling (to -50 C below ambient with air cooling, and -60C with liquid cooling, and their compact size.
  • All major components are CNC machined with laser-etched logo, serial number and focal plane indicators.
  • The FLI MicroLine CCD Camera reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!
  • This camera does not come with a mechanical shutter. The 45mm or 63.5mm is recommended.


About the FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Series

Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine CCD cameras are smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

FLI MicroLine CCD cameras feature fast download speeds that simply leave the competition behind. Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for a 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.

 Now, let's talk about 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.

FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Series Features..

  • 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 KAI-8050 Sensor...

The KODAK KAI-8050 Image Sensor is a 8-megapixel CCD in a 4/3” (22 mm diagonal) optical format. Based on the KODAK TRUESENSE 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, the sensor features broad dynamic range, excellent imaging performance, and a flexible readout architecture that enables use of 1, 2, or 4 outputs. The sensor supports full resolution readout up to 16 frames per second, while a Region of Interest (ROI) mode enables partial readout of the sensor at even higher frame rates. A vertical overflow drain structure suppresses image blooming and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure control. Other features include low dark current, negligible lag, and low smear.

The sensor shares common pin-out and electrical configurations with other devices based on the KODAK TRUESENSE 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, allowing a single camera design to support multiple members of this sensor family.

Kodak KAI-8050 Sensor Features

  • Monochrome
  • Progressive Scan Readout
  • Flexible Readout Architecture
  • High Frame Rate
  • High Sensitivity
  • Low Noise Architecture
  • Excellent Smear Performance
  • Package Pin Reserved for Device Identification

Finger Lakes Instrumentation Product Number: ML8050-S

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer FLI
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Sensor Type Interline Transfer
Series FLI Microline
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Front or Back Illumination Front Illuminated
Sensor Model KAI-8050
Filter Wheel No
Included Items

Included Items

  • FLI ML8050-S - MicroLine KAI-08050 Monochrome CCD Camera
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • Custom Power Supply
  • Camera Cover
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