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The E4 is built around a  36mm square, 16 megapixel (4096 x 4096)  full-frame CCD.  Its 9 micron pixels provides excellent dynamic range and good resolution.    The E4 offers  enhanced quantum efficiency and improved image quality at higher spatial frequencies, lower noise for improved contrast in areas of high density, and anti-blooming protection to prevent image bleed from over exposure in regions near deep shadows. The image sensor with its large imaging area and relatively large pixel size provides the sensitivity, resolution and contrast necessary for various high quality image applications. 

The E4 is available in both color and monochrome in a number of different packing options.  Interface plates are available for a range of technical cameras and medium format camera bodies.

E4 Specifications


 Full Frame CCD

Pixel Size

 9 µm square

Max Resolution

 4096 (H) x 4096 (V) --- 16.8 megapixels

Max Image Area

 36.8 mm (H) X 36.8 mm (V)      52.1mm Diagonal


 3.25” Wide X 4” long X 1.5” deep (8.3cm X 10.2cm  X 3.8 cm)

Note: Size does not include mating connectors and optics.


 14 oz.  (.4 Kg)


 Operating: 0-30C non-condensing


 -10-50C non-condensing


 Supplied through IEEE 1394 interface

 10-24 V DC Conforming to IEEE 1394 specification

 Nominal 5 watts, Max 7 Watts on read-down

Hardware Trigger input

 Input for trigger: 2-Pin Lemo Connector

Trigger on Low transition (TTL logic level)

Integration completes on return to high

Strobe Trigger output

 PC connector, Nikon type with screw threads


 Single Green/Red LED


 Enabled and ready to capture


 Busy---not ready to capture


 Color: 71.4 dB at base gain  Mono: 71.4 or 80 (enhanced option)


Color: 100---400   Mono: 200-1600 at 1X Bin, 500-4,000 at 2X Bin

Live Focus

 Supported at all binning modes, shutterless and with AutoStop shutter


 1X, 2X, 4X


  Monochrome or RGB Bayer pattern

User controls

 Power switch only. All controls through software


 Software controlled preamp with 4X range

Read down time

 1.8  seconds (includes transfer to host computer)

Bits per color(mono)/total

 ADC: 12/36   File: 16/48

File Sizes

       RAW (.DNG)

Monochrome/Bayer:  32 megabytes (uncompressed, unpacked)

Color:Wheel:               96 megabytes            

Monochrome/Bayer:  <14 megabytes, (typical, lossless compression)

       TIFF (Uncompressed)

16 megabytes mono  / 48 megabytes color at 8 bits/color

32 megabytes mono / 96 megabytes color at 16 bits/color


< 5 megabytes Mono / < 12 megabytes color visually lossless compression

Host Cameras

 Most Technical and mechanical medium format camera bodies


 IEEE 1394, 400 Mbit/second (FireWire)

Host computer requirements

Operating System

 Windows Vista, XP, or  2K :  Professional  recommended


Recommended minimum: 800 X 480 for location, 1280X1024 for studio


Recommended minimum 1 GHz P4 for location, 2GHz P4 for studio


Recommended minimum: 1 Gigabytes for location, 2 Gigabytes for studio

Disk Drive

4 Gigabyte unused