1024x1024 @ 12500 FPS
MAX SPEED: 324,000 FPS


Camera details

Overview Features Specifications

In order to meet the requirements of the most demanding high speed imaging applications a balance of high frame rate, image resolution, dynamic range and light sensitivity is required. The FASTCAM SA-X high speed camera system has been designed to provide a careful balance of all these sometimes conflicting requirements.

FASTCAM SA-X brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and digital imaging expertise to provide optimum imaging performance. The system offers recording rates up to 10,000 fps at Megapixel image resolution with 12 bit dynamic range and high image quality.

Light sensitivity is often the most critical performance criteria in high speed imaging. Without high light sensitivity imaging at high frame rates and with short exposure times is not possible. A camera system providing high light sensitivity allows objective lenses and lighting techniques to be optimized to visualize complex high speed phenomena.

The FASTCAM SA-X system may be controlled via the optional keypad or over a high speed Gigabit Ethernet network. The system is provided with an integrated capping shutter to facilitate automated image calibration and enhance ease of operation. The system is supplied with intuitive Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software and Photron Device Control SDK (software development kit) allowing integration with user specific software.

Target applications include:
•Materials Science
•Combustion Research
•Fluid dynamics (PIV)
•Defense and aerospace research
•Ballistic Imaging
•Shock Waves and Detonations

Frame Rate Performance examples:
• 12,500 fps at 1024x1024 pixel resolution
• 13,500 fps at 1024x1000 pixel resolution
• 40,000 fps at 640x488 pixel resolution
• 100,000 fps at 384x264 pixel resolution
• 1,000,000 fps at 128x8 pixel resolution (model 1000K only)

Market leading light sensitivity
•High Speed Dual Gigabit Ethernet interface provides reliable system communication and image download rates
•Two SD card slots allow fast image transfer without a PC connection
•Flexible frame synchronization permits synchronization to devices with non-stable external frequencies
•Four Internal Memory Configuration are available to support all application requirements: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
•Integrated mechanical calibration shutter, Nikon F-mount (compatible with Nikon G type lenses), and optional Canon EF mount
•Optional Range Version provides sealed enclosure for electronics, thereby preventing contamination from dust and other materials