20,000fps at 1 megapixel

MAX speed: 2.1 million fps


Camera details

Overview Features Specifications

The Photron FASTCAM SA-Z‘s 20µm square pixels and square image format are ideal for any application requiring recording through viewing ports, such as combustion research, and has the added benefit of enabling users to rotate their camera if required without having to sacrifice horizontal resolution as is required when a camera with a rectangular aspect ratio is mounted on its side. Tools within Photron’s PFV camera control / replay/ editing software allow the displayed image to be rotated to reflect the true view.

The FASTCAM SA-Z is easily controlled from any laptop’s Gigabit Ethernet interface using Photron fastcam viewer (PFV) control and image sequence editing software that includes wrappers for LabVIEW™ and MATLAB™ as well as a comprehensive C++ software developers fit (SDK) for easy integration into the user’s existing infrastructure.

  • Powerful performance with many usable resolution and speed combinations, including:
    • 20,000 fps at 1,024 x 1,024 pixels resolution
    • 40,000 fps at 1,024 x 512 pixel resolution
    • 100,000 fps at 640 x 280 pixel resolution
    • 200,000 fps at 384 x 176 pixel resolution
    • 2,000,000 fps at 128 x 8 pixel resolution
  • Market leading light sensitivity (ISO Ssat 12232 standard)
    • ISO 50,000 monochrome
    • ISO 20,000 color
  • Global electronic shutter as fast as 159ns (dependant on frame rate selected), freezing the fastest motion without blur
  • Fill factor is 58%
  • Quantum efficiency of 49% at 630nm
  • Sealed electronics for reliable use in dusty conditions, such as those found on military test ranges
  • Integrated mechanical calibration shutter, Nikon F-mount (compatible with Nikon G type lenses), threaded C-mount and optional Canon EF mount
  • Available with four onboard memory options: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Optional 1TB solid state drive (SSD) or dual SD cards download options