High performance high-speed camera system


FASTCAM SA-X2 brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and digital imaging expertise to
provide optimum imaging performance. The system offers recording rates up to 13,500fps at megapixel image
resolution with 12-bit dynamic range and high image quality. Frame rates greater than 1 million fps are available
at reduced image resolution with shutter speeds as short as 293 nanoseconds.

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

The FASTCAM SA-X2 system may be controlled over a high-speed Gigabit Ethernet network or via the optional
keypad. Standard operational features of the FASTCAM SA-X2 include a mechanical shutter to allow remote
system calibration, dual-channel Gigabit Ethernet Interface for fast image download, and internal memory card
drives allowing image download and storage to low cost removable recording media. The system also features
memory segmentation to allow recording in one memory partition while at the same time downloading a
previous recording, and the ability to remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration when recording at
high magnifications.

The system is supplied with intuitive and feature rich Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software and Photron
Device Control SDK (software development kit) allowing integration with user specific software. Alternatively
the camera can be controlled as a device within a MATLAB ® or LabVIEW environment.


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Access And Usage

Research Only
Training Required
Yes, specialized training is required
Training Provided
Not specified