Photron high-speed camera provides up to 1,500 fps in HD

Nov. 11, 2011
The Fastcam SA6 HD camera is available in both 36 bit color and 12 bit monochrome.

The Fastcam SA6 HD camera is available in both 36 bit color and 12 bit monochrome. It provides up to 1,500 fps at high-definition resolution (1920 × 1080) from the 1920 × 1440 native resolution CMOS sensor. Applications include automotive, military, broadcast, particle velocimetry (PIV), and digital image correlation (DIC) applications.
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Photron Introduces Fastcam SA6 High Speed Camera

• Lower cost, versatile, and reliable, the new high def, high speed camera is shipping now.

July 20, 2011 – San Diego, CA – Photron, Inc., a global high speed imaging systems and image analysis software manufacturer, introduces the lower cost, high definition (HD), high speed Fastcam SA6 camera. Ideal for automotive, military, broadcast, particle velocimetry (PIV) and digital image correlation (DIC) applications, the new, high speed system is available in both 36-bit color, and the more light-sensitive 12-bit monochrome.

The Fastcam SA6 provides up to 1,500 frames per second (fps) at high definition resolution (1,920 pixels wide x 1,080 high) from the 1,920 x 1,440 native resolution CMOS sensor. By reducing the camera’s resolution, the speed can be increased to a remarkable 75,000 fps with a minimum global electronic shutter time of 2.7 microseconds (available independent of the frame rate selected). Photron provides both C and F lens mounts with the new, large format camera. The Fastcam SA6 is also compatible with the Canon ES/EF series lenses and available with PL and B4 lens mounts.

Three different memory sizes of 8 Gigabytes, 16GB, and 32GB are offered, providing 1080 HD resolution record durations of 1.72, 3.44, and 6.89 seconds, respectively. Dual HD-SDI and a single RS-170 video output on the rear panel enable seamless review/saving of recorded image date immediately after the recording is completed. The camera can be precisely controlled via the award-winning, free Photron Fastcam Viewer (PFV) software, the optional remote control keypad, or through programmable function buttons on the camera’s rear panel.

The camera features superior light sensitivity and low noise operation in part due to micro lenses that are specially designed to focus the maximum available light onto the light-gathering portion of the 10-micron-square thermoelectric-cooled pixel.

For more information or to request a free demonstration of the Fastcam SA6 or other Photron high speed imaging solutions, please contact Photron at 800-585-2129 or [email protected].

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Photron USA, Inc. (, founded in 1974, is a world supplier of photo-instrumentation, high speed image processing systems and photo optical technologies for the automotive, industrial, manufacturing, film and television, medical and military markets. Products include standard and custom high resolution, high-speed cameras, software, and systems for R&D, commercial, and defense-related motion image analysis applications.


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