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We test Starlight Xpress’ new camera

Light weight, low noise, and high quantum efficiency make the Trius-SX694 CCD camera a winner.
The Starlight Xpress Trius-SX694 CCD camera measures less than 3 inches (76 millimeters) on a side and weighs only 14.1 ounces (400 grams).
If you know me, you know I’m all about performance in a CCD camera. Recently, however, I discovered that good things can come in small packages. Starlight Xpress always has designed its CCD cameras around a compact architecture, and the company’s latest entry, the Trius-SX694, is no exception.

The camera contains a third-generation Sony EXview Progressive Scan CCD chip with high quantum efficiency and extremely low thermal noise. The CCD chip features a matrix of 2,750 by 2,200 4.5-micron pixels in an active area measuring 12.5 by 10.0 millimeters. Some quick math and you will see that this is the ideal aspect ratio: It scales up to 8-by-10 or 16-by-20 print sizes without any waste.

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