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The SNAPSCAN family provides a user-friendly system to both advanced and new R&D users. Just point and click to create a hyperspectral image. Without making any concessions on the quality of your data. It outputs high resolution images of objects, making it an ideal tool for application research.

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spectral range

1100-1700 nm

spectral resolution

100 bands

spatial resolution

up to 0.8 MP

cube acquisition time

2 to 10 sec

lens compatibility

C-mount optics

Acquire images with high spatial and spectral resolutions in seconds.
Get instant insights thanks to imec’s included software for acquisition, pre-processing and visualization.
Enjoy minimal preparation time thanks to hyperspectral imaging without translating stage.

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The camera is listed on the dual-use control list of the European Union under 6A003.b.4.a.

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.


  • digital microscopy for pathology
  • wound healing & diagnostics
  • recycling & waste management
  • food inspection
  • mineral & material characterization
  • forensic & counterfeit detection
  • art & heritage analysis
  • general application research for hyperspectral imaging in the lab

spatial resolution

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

spectral resolution

100 bands

spectral range

1100-1700 nm (SWIR)

FWHM (full width at half maximum)

~ 5 – 10 nm (collimated)

acquisition speed

2 to 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. C and Python API for acquisition and data pre-processing in custom software

software scanning modes

  • Digital TDI (x4 stages)
  • Multi-exposures (1-40)
  • HDR exposures (1-10)
  • Digital binning (1x1 up to 20x20)
  • Spectral ROI - Region of Interest
  • Spatial ROI - Region of Interest

dynamic range

13 bit



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USB 3.0 + GPIO for triggering (TTL)


passive & active cooling (fan-based + TEC)

ambient temperature

15°C to 45°C (operation), 5°C to 50°C (transport)


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


(L x W x H): 9 x 9 x 13 cm


1072 g (without optics)

hyperspectral software compatibility

output in standard ENVI hyperspectral data format


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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