Snapscan VNIR camera


The SNAPSCAN family provides a user-friendly system to both advanced and new R&D users. Just point and click to make a hyperspectral image. Without making any concessions on the quality of your data.

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spectral range

470-900 nm

spectral resolution

150 bands

spatial resolution

7 MPx

cube acquisition time

-2 to -20 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 VNIR is ideal for applications such as:

  • material characterization
    • digital microscopy for pathology, cytogenetics
    • minerals
    • plants & vegetation
  • wound monitoring & diagnostics
  • general application research for hyperspectral imaging inside the lab

Download the software and a reference data cube from the SNAPSCAN VNIR

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spatial resolution

up to 3600 x 2048 px (7Mpx RAW per band)

spectral resolution

150 bands

spectral range

470-900 nm (VNIR)

FWHM (full width at half maximum)

~ 10-15 nm (collimated)

acquisition speed

-2 to -20 seconds, depending on acquisition parameters, lighting and object


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 (x 5-8 stages max)
  • multi-exposures HDR (high-dynamic-range)
  • digital binning (2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4)
  • spectral ROI - Region of Interest (1 to 8 bands max)
  • spatial ROI - Region of Interest (2048 x custom scanning length)

dynamic range

10 bits


20/24/35/50 mm lenses, C-mount

smile & keystone



USB 3.0 + GPIO for triggering


passive & active cooling (fan-based + TEC)


10°C to 35°C (operation), 5°C to 50°C (transport)


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

dimensions (L x W x H)

10 x 7 x 6.5 cm


580 g (without optics)

hyperspectral software compatibility

output in standard ENVI hyperspectral data format


Application domains

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.

Hyperspectral imaging for agriculture

With hyperspectral cameras, farmers, growers and researchers can uncover a wealth of information. And harvesting that hyperspectral data is easier than ever.

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