Cameras FAQs

Here we have provided comprehensive lists of commonly asked questions regarding our scientific cameras. This information is designed to support your inquiries, but if you don’t find the answers you are looking for we encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

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Does binning improve download speed?

Yes. Binning is the process of adding pixels together on the CCD itself to increase the signal to noise ratio. Binning 2×2 adds together 4 pixels, but does not increase readout speed by a factor of 4; rather, by a factor of about 2 (because vertical shift time is not affected).