Hyperspectral Cameras

VNIR High Dynamic Range Cameras (MSV-500)


The Middleton Spectral Vision MSV 500 series is a high performance spectral camera for demanding applications where high sensitivity and dynamic range are required. The MSV 500 uses a 5.5 mega pixel sCMOS sensor that supports both rolling and global shutter modes. The sensor has a very low noise floor, in the single electron range. The MSV-500 is available with a USB3 interface or Dual Camera Link interface for high speed applications. The spectral range is 400-1000nm.

MSV 500 camera Features

  • High-resolution sCMOS sensor
  • Wide dynamic range: 27000:1 (16-bit mode)
  • Readout Noise: 1.5 e-1 (Rolling Shutter), 2.2 e-1 (Global Shutter)
  • Selectable Rolling shutter or Global shutter
  • 2000 point spatial resolution, 1000 point spectral resolution
  • Optical resolution: Down to 1.2 nm
  • Sensor Framerate 40 fps (CameraLink) or 100 fps (Dual CameraLink) at full resolution (Faster frame rates are possible with a reduced ROI.




MSV 500 Series Product Sheet

For additional information,download the MSV 500 data sheet.

Optical Characteristics
Range (nm) 400-1000
Resolution (spatial x spectral) 2200 x 2000 ( active)
Spectrograph ImSpector V10E
Spectral Resolution 2.8 nm (30 µm slit)
Spectral Sampling 0.72 - 5.8 nm/pixel
Spatial Resolution RMS spot diameter < 9 µm
Aberrations Insignificant astigmatism, keystone or smile
Numerical Aperture F/2.4
Slit Width, default 30 µm (13, 18, 50, 80, 150 µm)
Effective Slit Length 11.84 mm
Total Efficiency (typical) > 50%, independent of polarization
Stray Light < 0.5% (halogen lamp, 590 nm low-pass filter)
Electrical Characteristics
Sensor sCMOS
Interface Base CameraLink
Camera Output Digital 12-bit/16-bit
Frame rate (full) 100 Hz (CL10), 40 Hz(USB3), 30 Hz(CL3)
Cooling TEC
Pixel Size 6.5 µm x 6.5 µm
Camera Control CameraLink/USB3
Exposure Time Range 0.01 ms - 30 sec
Input Voltage 12 V
Environmental Characteristics
Storage -20 to 50 C
Operating 5 to 40 C non-condensing
Mechanical Characteristics
Body Anodized Al w/mounting screw holes
Lens Mount Standard C-mount
User Adjustments None
Shutter No

MSV 500 Spectral Camera Ordering Information

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Product Name


High Sensitivity sCMOS VNIR Hyperspectral Camera with USB3 Interface



High Sensitivity VNIR Hyperspectral sCMOS Camera ( Dual Camera Link)

MSV-500 CL

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