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FLI - MicroLine Series - KAI-16070 Grade 1 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera (no shutter)

  • FLI - MicroLine Series - KAI-16070 Grade 1 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera (no shutter)
  • FLI - MicroLine Series - KAI-16070 Grade 1 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera (no shutter)
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FLI - MicroLine Series - KAI-16070 Grade 1 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera (no shutter)


We include custom adapters in an imaging package, complete turnkey imaging solutions to customers, no matter the kind of scope, camera, reducer, guider, or rotator customers happen to choose.

Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine is smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

FLI MicroLine CCD cameras feature fast download speeds that simply leave the competition behind. Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for a long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed. FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture.


  • Sensor Cooling up to 45°C below ambient (air cooled)
  • Interline sensor operation at 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Full frame sensor operation up to 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Heavy weight performance in a 2.8 lbs package
  • Liquid or Air Cooled base
  • RBI Anti-Ghosting Technology standard
  • Video mode with interline sensors - focus and center images live!
  • Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5in.)
  • Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!



What sets FLI MicroLine CCD Cameras apart is their small form factor. At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5 inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The Microline improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.

Now, let's talk about FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Cooling... The FLI MicroLine's robust cooling design achieves a sustainable cooling performance of 50-55 deg C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at -30 deg C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling or special cooling sequences. Simply set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest - quickly and worry-free.

Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The MicroLine avoids these issues with its internal frame buffer, thus allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.

When it comes the FLI MicroLine, you get system compatibility and mounting options as well as mechanical shutter, liquid cooling, and Anti-Dew Technology options that will help you trick out your camera the way you want it. The MicroLine line of CCD cameras is compatible with all FLI imaging accessories, including the Precision line of Color Filter Wheels and Digital Focusers. MicroLine camera adapters are available for microscope, telescope and machine vision connectivity. Scroll down for a list of available time-of-purchase options for this camera model and sensor combination.


Features of MicroLine Cameras



As a standard, all FLI cameras incorporate a TEC (Peltier) that enables the camera to cool the sensor. The actual cooling for any given camera will depend on the sensor size and ambient temperatures.


Video Mode Setup

You can use cameras with interline sensors to focus and center an image in near real-time using FLI Grab. If you are using 3rd party software refer to its documentation for a similar feature.


The KAI-16070 Interline Imaging Sensor


The KAI-16070 Image Sensor is a 16-megapixel CCD in a 35 mm optical format (43 mm diagonal).  Based on a new 7.4 micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, the sensor provides very high smear rejection and up to 82 dB linear dynamic range through the use of a unique dual-gain amplifier. Flexible readout architecture enables use of 1, 2, or 4 outputs for full resolution readout up to 8 frames per second, while a vertical overflow drain structure suppresses image blooming and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure control.

The sensor is available with the TRUESENSE Sparse Color Filter Pattern, a technology which provides a 2x improvement in light sensitivity compared to a standard color Bayer part.

The sensor shares common pin-out and electrical configurations with a full family of Truesense Imaging Interline Transfer CCD image sensors, allowing a single camera design to be leveraged in support of multiple devices.



  • Superior smear rejection
  • Up to 82 dB linear dynamic range
  • Bayer Color Pattern, TRUESENSE Sparse Color Filter Pattern, and Monochrome configurations
  • Progressive scan & flexible readout architecture.
  • High frame rate
  • High sensitivity - Low noise architecture
  • Package pin reserved for device identification


Name FLI - MicroLine Series - KAI-16070 Grade 1 Interline Monochrome CCD Camera (no shutter)
Manufacturer Finger Lakes Instrumentation
Model ML16070-1
CCD Sensor Kodak - KAI-16070
Antiblooming 1000x
CCD Grade 1
CCD Type Interline Transfer
Computer Interface USB 2.0
Cooling 45ºC Below Ambient
Dark Current <0.0003 electrons/pixel/sec @ -25ºC
Digitization Speed 4 MHz & 12 MHz (optional two channels @ 10 MHz each)
Environment -30ºC - 45ºC | 10% - 90% Relative Humidity
Focal Plane to Faceplate 15.7 mm (optical)
Full Well Capacity 44,000 e-
Non Linearity <1%
Pixel Size 7.4 μm
Power Requirements 12V (100-240V AC to 12V DC power supply included). With TEC off: <1A. TEC at 100%: 4.4A. (Optional Electromechanical Shutter open: 4A pulse for 100msec. Shutter held open, add 0.22A.)
Remote Triggering Standard
Resolution (Horizontal) 4864
Resolution (Vertical) 3232
Sensor Diagonal 43.1 mm
Sensor Type Truesense KAI-16070
Shutter Electronic shutter standard
Shutter MTBF 1,000,000
Temperature Stability 0.1ºC
Typical System Noise 8e- RMS @ 4 MHz; 10e- RMS @ 12 MHz
Video Size 2.69


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