Pika L - compact VNIR Hyperspectral Imaging Camera

Pika L - VNIR Hyperspectral Imaging Camera
  • Pika L - VNIR Hyperspectral Imaging Camera
  • Pika L - top view
  • Pika L - left
  • Pika L - front view
  • Pika L - right view

Reference number: RES-CM-Pika-L

The Pika L VNIR Hyperspectral Imaging Camera is lightweight, compact and ideal for airborne remote sensing application.


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Pika-L Hyperspectral Camera: Lightweight, Compact and Ideal for VNIR Applications

The Pika L is a versatile hyperspectral imaging solution covering the visible and near infrared (VNIR) spectral range from 400 to 1000 nm.


  1. Outstanding performance

    The Pika-L is a cutting-edge line scan hyperspectral camera designed to meet your demanding requirements. It offers an impressive spectral range from 400 to 1000 nm, making it ideal for capturing detailed information in the VNIR spectrum. With 900 spatial pixels per line and 281 spectral channels per line, this camera provides high-resolution data for your analyses.
  2. Lightweight and compact

    One of the outstanding features of the Pika-L is its lightweight and compact design, weighing only 0.7 kg with the objective attached. This portability is a real asset for remote sensing applications, especially if you want to use it on drones or integrate it with imaging systems.
  3. Versatile applicability

    The Pika-L is highly adaptable and can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of systems and environments. Whether in the air, in the lab, or outdoors, the Pika-L can handle it all. The programming manual provides a smooth integration process.

Main Features:

  • Spectral range: the range of 400 to 1000 nm allows the Pika L to perform comprehensive analysis of the VNIR range to obtain detailed information.

  • High resolution: With 900 spatial pixels per line and 281 spectral channels per line, experience unprecedented precision at frame rates up to 249 fps.

  • Lightweight and compact: The low weight of 0.7 kg and small dimensions make the Pika L universally applicable, both in mobile and stationary use.

A free version of Spectronon is available along with sample data cubes.


Spectral Range 400 - 1000 nm
Spectral Resolution 3.3 nm
Spectral Channels 281
Dispersion per Pixel 1.07 nm
Spectral Pixels 561
Spatial Channels 900
Max Frame Rate 249 fps
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (peak) 255
Bit Depth 12
Connection Options USB 3.0
Power Requirements 3.4W
Weight 0.64 kg
Dimensions (cm) 10.4 x 11.5 x 66
Operating Temperature 5-40°C
f / # f / 2.4
Pixel size 5.86 µm

Standard objective lens options – Pika L

Focal Length (mm) FOV (deg) IFOV (mrad)
70 4.3 0.21
50 6 0.3
23 13.1 0.65
17 17.6 0.88
12 24.8 1.25
8 36.5 1.87
6 47.4 2.5

Other objective lenses are available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.