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Imec’s SNAPSCAN cameras provide user-friendly systems to both advanced and new R&D users. Without making any concessions on the quality of your data.

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spectral range

1100-1650 nm

spectral resolution

100+ bands

spatial resolution

up to 0.8 Mpx

cube acquisition time

-100 ms – 10 s

lens compatibility

multiple C-mount optics

Acquire images with high spatial and spectral resolutions in seconds.

Enjoy minimal preparation time thanks to hyperspectral imaging without translating stage.

Get instant insights thanks to imec’s included software for acquisition, pre-processing and visualization.

This complete evaluation kit includes, besides the camera, all required accessories, lens recommendations, an optional evaluation setup, acquisition and analysis software, manuals and remote support – from basic help to tailored application support.

The SNAPSCAN SWIR is ideal for applications such as:

    • recycling & waste management (paper, wood, plastic, textile, ...)
    • food quality grading, defect inspection and sorting
    • pharmaceutical pills composition analysis
    • skin imaging & cosmetic research
    • forensic and counterfeit detection
    • Semiconductor thin-film inspection
    • mineral & material characterization
    • general application research for hyperspectral imaging in the lab

    Dual-use export controls apply to this product.

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    spatial resolution

    up to 1200 x 640 px (0.8 Mpx RAW per band)

    spectral resolution

    100+ bands

    spectral range

    1100-1650 nm

    FWHM (full width at half maximum)

    ~ 10-15 nm (collimated)

    acquisition speed

    -100 ms - 10 seconds, depending on acquisition parameters, lighting and object


    up to 600:1

    HSI SNAPSCAN software for raw image acquisition, data pre-processing, hypercube visualization and classification

    software scanning modes

    • Digital TDI (up to 4 stages max)
    • Multi-exposures (1-40)
    • HDR exposures (1-10)
    • Digital binning (2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4)
    • Spectral ROI - Region of Interest
    • Spatial ROI - Region of Interest

    dynamic range

    12/13 bit (or higher in HDR SW scanning mode)


    16/25/50 mm lenses available

    smile & keystone



    USB 3.0 + GPIO + I/O for triggering


    passive & active cooling (fan-based + TEC)

    ambient temperature

    -5°C to 50°C (operation), -20°C to 60°C (storage)


    integrated mechanical shutter for automatic dark-counts, tripod mount (¼’’- 20) + side-mounting M5 holes

    dimensions (L x W x H)

    9 x 9 x 15 cm


    895 g (without optics)

    hyperspectral software compatibility

    compatible with PerClass Mira software for advanced machine learning classification


    Application domains

    Hyperspectral cameras for forensics or counterfeit detection

    See what was meant to remain hidden with a hyperspectral camera that's compact and fast enough to effortlessly scan a whole crime scene or to detect counterfeiting.

    Hyperspectral machine vision cameras

    How do you automatically inspect unpredictable processes? Let imec’s real-time hyperspectral cameras keep an eye on your production line.

    Medical hyperspectral imaging

    As a safe and easy-to-use technology, hyperspectral imaging benefits medical practitioners and researchers. And imec’s cameras and sensors answer the needs of both.

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