INFINITY3S-1UR High-Speed Microscope Camera from Lumenera

Lumenera’s INFINITY3S-1UR is a high-speed, ultra-sensitive research grade microscopy camera with 1.4 megapixel resolution. The camera incorporates Sony’s new ICX825 CCD sensor, producing much higher dynamic range and sensitivity over the popular ICX285 sensor.

The INFINITY3S-1UR has the unmatched light sensitivity needed for challenging low light applications such as fluorescence and NIR imaging. Lumenera's high-speed USB 3.0 data interface provides maximum allowable throughput where full resolution images can be sent to a host computer at an industry leading 60 fps when using the monochrome camera model.

Key Performance Improvements for the ICX825:

The Sony ICX825 CCD sensor produces a 53% improvement in sensitivity over the popular ICX285 sensor. This sensor technology offers extremely high quantum efficiency, high dynamic range, 6.45 x 6.45 μm pixels and very low noise of 5.9 e-.

The research-grade designation of the INFINITY3S-1UR is a testament to low noise electronics, high-grade components and unique thermal management techniques.

  • 6 dB increase in dynamic range vs ICX285
  • Increased sensitivity thus reducing exposure time and reducing photo bleaching in fluorescence applications
  • Increased frame rate of over 60 fps vs 30 fps for the ICX285

INFINITY Software: The INFINITY3S-1UR comes with Lumenera's fully-featured INFINITY ANALYZE, an image capture and analysis software package offering camera control, measurement, annotation, tiling and post capture enhancement. Camera and software combine to create a complete microscopy imaging solution for your application.

High Speed USB 3.0 Interface: The INFINITY3S-1UR uses the latest USB 3.0 technology at 5 Gbits/sec to deliver the fastest image transfer - even at its highest resolution. Lumenera's USB 3.0 cameras are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for those not needing the full speed of the camera.

The ICX825 design increases sensitivity by 3.7 dB, and dynamic range by 6 dB over the ICX285 sensor.

Product Highlights:

  • Industry leading Sony EXview HAD ll sensor technology with 53% improvement in sensitivity over ICX285
  • Color or monochrome ICX825 CCD Global Shutter sensor with 2/3” optical format providing a resolution of 1392 x 1040 using 6.45 x 6.45 μm pixels
  • 5.9 e- read noise
  • 14-bit pixel depth for 16,384 tonal values per channel
  • 60 fps at 1.4 megapixel (monochrome version); 45 fps at 1.4 megapixel (color version)
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface for plug and play installation on any computer
  • GPIO for control of peripherals and synchronization
  • 128 MB of onboard memory for frame buffering results in reliable image delivery

Included in the Box:

  • INFINITY3S-1URC — 1.4 Megapixel Color CCD USB 3.0 Camera or INFINITY3S-1URM — 1.4 Megapixel Monochrome CCD USB 3.0 Camera
  • USB 3.0 Cable (3 m length)
  • La050300 — Power Supply, 5 V DC, 15W
  • LuINFSW-DVD — DVD with INFINITY user application software (including INFINITY ANALYZE), TWAIN driver and documentation

Ordering Options:

  • LuIAP-2 — INFINITY Advanced Features Pack 2: Includes USB Key for extra INFINITY ANALYZE license +
  • Advanced Features Module (spherical aberration correction and multi-focus composition), additional 1 year warranty, 1 advance product replacement
  • La2000PAFL — GPIO Breakout Cable
  • LuSDKSW — Software Developer’s Kit (Web Download)

** 60 fps at 1.4 megapixel (monochrome version); 45 fps at 1.4 megapixel (color version)

Technical Specifications

Camera Settings

Image Sensor

CCD, Sony ICX825, Avail in Color or Monochrome

Optical Format


Frame Rate


Bit Depth

8 and 14-bit

Read Noise

~5.8 e- (in dual-tap mode, slowest clock)

Dark Current

<1 e-/s (at 22 ºC ambient, 41 ºC internal)

Pixel Size

6.45 x 6.45 µm square pixels

Camera Controls


340 g

Power Requirement

External 5 V DC, 1.2 A, power supply (included)

Power Consumption

6 W maximum in full frame rate mode

Operating Temperature

0 to 50 °C

Operating Humidity

5 to 95%, non-condensing


Any multiple of 16 x 16 pixels (quad tap mode)

Interface Connector

USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 supported for lower frame rates)


57.15 x 97.79 x 39.62 mm 2.75 x 3.85 x 1.56 inches

Lens Mount

Adjustable C-mount standard

Binning Options

2 x 2, 4 x 4 (mono only)