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AMT's TEM Camera Products

No single camera or camera configuration covers every restriction imposed by the TEM or by the user. Life and Material Sciences applications can require similar camera imaging configurations, but must be located in differing positions on the TEM . Therefore, AMT has created numerous options to fit user applications, TEM configurations, and price considerations.

AMT provides the highest performance optics with specially designed finite-conjugate lenses for all our products. We are proud to have pioneered the use of high resolution RESTM phosphors, which minimize electron scattering effects and provide superior sensitivity. AMT offers a complete line of digital imaging capabilities from 2.8 megapixel to 16 megapixel format. All systems provide sharp images with high dynamic range and low noise.

Cameras By Position

camera positioning Low-Mount Cameras Mid-Mount Cameras Side-Mount Cameras XR280S sCMOS XR401S sCMOS XR50S XR80S XR80S XR280M sCMOS XR401M sCMOS XR81M XR16M XR16M XR611/111M XR401L sCMOS XR81L XR611/111L XR16L XR16L

AMT Cameras and their Positions in the TEM


Optimum microscope/camera configurations are defined not only by application, but by the best suited position on the microscope for a specific application.

  Side-Mount Cameras Mid-Mount Cameras Low-Mount Cameras
Position Typically 35mm film Camera position Directly beneath TEM
fluorescent viesing
Below the TEM film/plate
Feature Widest viewing area and highest apparent sensitivity Extremely sharp image with no TEM related image distortion Highest magnification
factors at maximum
resolution. 10x or more
magnification than the
TEM states
Application Biology, Medical, Diffraction Biology and Materials Materials

Details about camera positioning  >>  Camera placement



Cameras By Model (pdf download)

As seen above, cameras can be grouped into specific areas of the microscope based on user preference and application. AMT cameras can also be selected by the physical nature of chip size/pixel density. Assessment of specific cameras by model provides the user with the ability to select the best camera over a wide range of budgetary and application requirements. In addition, AMT has a selection of lenses engineered to optimize camera sensor performance, regardless of camera location or application. Whether working in broad application Biology, Pathology, or Material sciences or in fields of Advanced Nanotechnology, AMT offers cameras with the speed, sensitivity, and dynamic range to meet your needs. These include:

  • 16 Mpixel format
        BioSprint series: BioSprintM-ActiveVu, BioSprintL-ActiveVu
        XR16 series: XR16M-ActiveVu, XR16L-ActiveVu

  • The BioSprint cameras offer 16 megapixel CCD based systems. Each of these systems has 80Mhz, high speed readout with water cooling for maximum performance. With frame rates of up to 25 fps these systems are perfect for scanning and imaging in the life sciences.
  • XR16 series offers large 16 megapixel scientific CCD sensor, high speed 40 MHz, high speed readout, with waterless Peltier cooling, and high performance, custom design lens.

  • 12 Mpixel format
        BioSprint12 series: BioSprint12M-B, BioSprint12L-B, BioSprint12S-B

    The BioSprint12 cameras offer 12 megapixel CCD based systems. Each of these systems has 80Mhz, high speed readout with water cooling for maximum performance. With frame rates of up to 25 fps these systems are perfect for scanning and imaging in the life sciences.

  • 8 Mpixel format
        XR80 series: XR80S-B
        XR81 series: XR81M-B, XR81L-B

    XR80 series is a large, 8 megapixel, scientific CCD sensor, high speed 80 MHz, with low noise readout using Camera Link Interface, and high performance, custom design lens. The XR81 incorporates waterless Peltier cooling for high performance.

  • 5 Mpixel format
        XR50 series: XR50S-A

    XR 50 series is a classic wide angle side-mount, large 5 megapixel format sensor, with custom designed, high performance lens.

  • 4 Mpixel format sCMOS
        XR401 series: XR401S-B sCMOS, XR401M-B sCMOS, XR401L-B sCMOS

    XR401 series is a 4 megapixel, diffraction and imaging sCMOS camera, with readout speeds of 30 frames per second, but unlike the XR280, the XR401 has an extremely low readout noise per pixel of 1.3 electrons, with 70% efficiency, non-blooming sensor using high performance CameraLike Interface

  • 2.8 Mpixel format sCMOS
        XR280 series: XR280S-A sCMOS, XR280M-A sCMOS

    XR280 series is a 2.8 megapixel, diffraction and imaging sCMOS camera, with readout speeds of 30 frames per second, 3 electrons per pixel readout noise, non-blooming sensor, with IEEE 1394B interface, using AMT's proven high performance A-lens, and high definition, beam resistant phosphor.


AMT provides sophisticated software capability, yet maintains operational simplicity by using a modular architecture that intelligently segments acquisition from analysis.

Based on user/menu selected TEM conditions and annotations, AMT's CCD camera systems provide a comprehensive operating software package for seamless digital image acquisition, processing, and storage of images.

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Whether one is using Live Image Survey or viewing the image post-acquisition, the desktop environment (RIGHT) features the prominent display of the user's specimen image. In addition, the modular arrangement creates three work areas: 1) Camera Control on the right; 2) Access on the left to user specific analysis and imaging software, diffraction ring and spot pattern measurements, live measurements, text annotations, zoom image, and saving images; and 3) pull down menu tabs across the top for less frequently used applications and features.

For detailed explanation of these features and more, please download AMT Camera Manual.

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Advanced Microscopy Techniques (AMT) manufactures and distributes
high resolution and low dose CCD and sCMOS digital camera systems for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM).
Applications in all aspects of life and materials sciences utilize our product line, which include cameras ranging from 29 to 2.8 megapixels,
BioSprint29, BioSprint, XR16, BioSprint12, XR80, XR81, NanoSprint500, XR50, XR401 sCMOS, and XR280 sCMOS.
Each camera features AMT's original high-resolution, finite-conjugate lenses, creating an extremely flat focus.
AMT sells the digital imaging cameras for TEM directly to customers, through domestic and international representatives, and through TEM vendors.
Established in 1991, AMT is proud to have an installed base of over 2000 units of the TEM camera systems.

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