Photron debuts world's-fastest camera

April 21, 2009--High-speed imaging systems manufacturer Photron (San Diego, CA) will demonstrate the newest member of its high-speed technology, the Fastcam SA5, at the 2009 NAB show (www.nabshow.com) in Las Vegas, April 18-23. This camera achieves an unprecedented 7500 frames per second with its megapixel resolution (1024 x 1000) CMOS sensor, with reduced resolution available at a speed of over 1 million frames per second.

Photron debuts world's-fastest camera

April 21, 2009--High-speed imaging systems manufacturer Photron (San Diego, CA) will demonstrate the newest member of its high-speed technology, the Fastcam SA5, at the 2009 NAB show (www.nabshow.com) in Las Vegas, April 18-23. This camera achieves an unprecedented 7500 frames per second with its megapixel resolution (1024 x 1000) CMOS sensor, with reduced resolution available at a speed of over 1 million frames per second. See the Laser Focus World VIDEO player or click this link for the latest video from Photron: Popcorn popping at 10,000 frames per second .

The Fastcam SA5 features a 12-bit monochrome, 36-bit RGB color sensor with 20 micron square pixels, for superior dynamic range and color fidelity.

Other cameras at Photron's NAB booth will include the Fastcam SA1, the high-speed imager used to capture the remarkable slow-motion footage on Discovery Channel's Time Warp TV Show (see "Discovery Channel uses Photron cameras to capture high-speed events"). The SA1 was also used during the Beijing Summer 2008 Olympics to capture high speed sporting events and to deliver instant, slow-motion playback.

To view live demos of these and other high-speed video imaging systems at NAB, please visit Photron's booth # SL4725A.

For more information, go to www.photron.com.

--Posted by Gail Overton, gailo@pennwell.com; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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