Vision Research High Speed Cameras

The analysis of fast events like the expansion of an airbag or the explosion of a light bulb due to over-voltage require images at high frame rate correlated with fast sensor data. For the airbag this is to correlate its inside pressure with its size and volume, for the light bulb to identify the voltage precisely at which it explodes. This combination of visual and numerical information allows identification of the root cause of problem, and is normally not available from other high speed cameras. Vision Research manufactures digital high-speed cameras for the entertainment, scientific, military, aerospace, and automotive industries.

Model Description Max Res FPS Exp Bits
Flex
The Phantom Flex
In Standard Mode, the Phantom Flex is just like any other Phantom digital high-speed camera. In Phantom HQ Mode Vision Research’s proprietary image enhancement technology is employed. This results in electronic image stability is unprecedented in digital high-speed cameras: stable blacks, low noise, higher dynamic range and repeatable shots. Standard
2650×1600
1920×1080
1280×720
640×480
HQ
2650×1600
1920×1080
1280×720
640×480
Standard
1560
2800
6100
13000
HQ
780
1390
3000
6300
STD-1µs 12
65
Phantom 65 digital high-speed camera
4K, 10 megapixel resolution, the world’s only 65mm format digital camera. Can take up to 140 pictures-per-second at full resolution. Up to 32GB memory and CineMag® compatible. HD-SDI output. 4096×2440
2048×2048
1280×800
640×480
256×256
16×8
141
169
431
718
1342
34482
6µs 14
HD GOLD
The Phantom HD GOLD
2K and HD resolution, 35mm format, high-speed camera tuned for entertainment oriented productions, and very high resolution instrumentation requirements. Up to 32GB internal memory and CineMag compatible. HD-SDI output. 2048×2048
1920×1080
1280×720
540
1000
1539
2µs 14
v1610
v1610 delivers an impressive speed of 16,000 fps at full resolution
With our proprietary widescreen CMOS sensor, the v1610 can acquire and save up to 16 gigapixels-per-second of data. That means at its full megapixel resolution of 1280 x 800, you can achieve 16,000 frames-per-second (fps). At reduced resolutions, the v1610 offers frame rates of 650,000 fps. 1280×720
1024×800
1024×512
896×800
640×480
512×384
384×384
128×128
128×32
128×16
18100
18800
29300
20800
43400
62100
72900
303000
833300*
1000000*
*with FAST Option
1µs 12
v1210
v1610 widescreen CMOS sensor and delivers 12,000 fps at full resolution.
The v1210 is the ideal solution for applications that require capturing high-resolution images at ultra-high speeds, serving as an excellent tool for scientists, researchers, and engineers. 1280×800
1024×512
768×768
384×384
256×256
128×64
128×32
128×16
12000
22600
19100
62200
110000
450000
725000*
1000000*
*with FAST Option
1µs 12
v711
the v711 can deliver up to 680,000 fps or up to 1,400,000 fps with the FAST option.
The v711 includes our proprietary widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor, which allows you to keep moving targets in the frame longer and see more of the event you are recording. The wide sensor also enables true 1280 x 720 HD images from a 1Mpx camera. With the v711, you can achieve a maximum speed of 7530 frames-per-second at full resolution. At reduced resolutions, the camera can deliver up to 680,000 frames-per-second or up to 1,400,000 fps with the FAST option. 1280×800
1024×768
512×512
256×256
256×64
128×32
128×16
128×8
7530
9520
25000
79000
288800
685800
1077500
1400000
1µs
300ns optional
12
v642 BroadcastThe Phantom v642 Broadcast The Phantom v642 is the third generation broadcast camera. It retains the unique ability to both record and playback ultra-slow motion footage simultaneously, while adding the capability to accurately color match regular speed broadcast cameras. 2560×1600
2048×1600
2048×1024
640×480
1280×720
256×256
256×128
256×64
1450
1730
2700
10700
4820
29800
53900
90200
1µs 12
v641
The v641 is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and has several user requested features
The Phantom v641 is the second generation v640 camera. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and has a number of new convenience features requested by users. There are dual power inputs for battery backup or hot-swapping batteries when under battery power. The viewfinder port has been moved forward on the camera to make cabling cleaner and less intrusive. Two auxiliary power ports can provide 12VDC (1.5A) power for accessories — and, each also has a trigger signal input available. 2560×1600
1280×1024
800×600
512×512
256×256
256×128
256×64
256×8
1450
3780
7370
12300
29800
53900
90200
219200
1 μs 12
v611
The v641s maximum speed of 6242 fps at full resolution.
The v611 includes our proprietary widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor, which allows you to keep moving targets in the frame longer and see more of the event you are recording. The wide sensor also enables true 1280 x 720 HD images. With the v611, you can achieve a maximum speed of 6242 frames-per-second at full resolution. At reduced resolutions, it can deliver up rto 680,000 frames-per-second, or 1,000,000 fps using the FAST option. 1280×800
1280×720
512×512
256×256
128×128
128×64
128×8
6242
6933
20978
66997
183250
330469
1000000
1 μs
300ns optional
12
V411
http://www.visionresearch.com/Products/High-Speed-Cameras/Comparison/
The Phantom v411® feature a widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor – 25% wider than most competitive models – allowing you to keep moving targets in-frame longer and see more of the event you are recording. The wide sensor also allows you to get true 1280 x 720 HD images from a 1Mpx camera. 1280×800
1280×720
1024×800
720×480
640×480
4200
4670
5110
10800
12800
1µs 12
v341
The v341 digital high-speed video camera provides a 4 megapixel 35mm format senso
The Phantom v341 digital high-speed video camera provides a 4 megapixel 35mm format sensor and almost 3 gigapixels/second throughput. That means full-resolution frame rates of 800 frames-per-second (fps). Shutter speeds down to 1 microsecond and a global electronic shutter allow for crisp, sharp images with little or no image blur or motion artifacts. 2580×1600
1920×1080
1280×720
512×512
256×128
256×8
800
1440
3180
10900
38700
129500
1µs 12
v311
At reduced resolutions, the v311 can deliver up to 500,000 fps.
The v311 was built upon our widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor, which allows you to keep moving targets in the frame longer and see more of the event you are recording. The wide sensor also enables true 1280 x 720 HD images. The v311 delivers a maximum speed of 3250 frames-per-second at full resolution. At reduced resolutions, it can deliver up to 500,000 frames-per-second. It can also record direct to CineMag at up to 800 megapixels/second. 1280×800
1024×800
600×480
256×256
128×64
128×8
3250
4040
10300
40500
228680
500000
1µs 12
v211
The v211 delivers a maximum speed of 2190 fps at full resolution
The v211 lets you take advantage of our proprietary widescreen 1280 x 800 CMOS sensor – which is 25 percent wider than most competitive models. This allows you to keep moving targets in the frame longer and see more of the event you are recording. The wide sensor also enables true 1280 x 720 HD images. The v211 delivers a maximum speed of 2190 frames-per-second at full resolution. At reduced resolutions, it can deliver up to 300,000 frames-per-second, further underscoring its versatility. 1280×800
512×512
256×256
128×64
128×8
2190
7810
26500
129800
300000
2µs 12
v10
The v10 has a 4 megapixel resolution for applications that require high-definition at mid-range speeds.
4 megapixel resolution for applications that require high-definition at mid-range speeds. Popular for sports broadcasting. Can be configured with up to 24GB of memory. Supports HD-SDI at 1080i/p/psf and 720 2400×1800
1280×720
576×576
96×8
480
1992
4756
153846
2µs 14
v9.1
This 2 megapixel, high-definition camera is well suited to large field-of-view applications
A step up from the V5.2, this 2 megapixel, high-definition camera is well suited to large field-of-view applications. Holds up to 24GB of images. HD-SDI output provides immediate playback of recorded movies. 1632×1200
960×480
480×240
96×32
1000
3906
12422
100000
2µs 14
v7.3
The v7.3 can be configured with a massive 32GB of memory
Our most popular camera, high speed and high sensitivity for more demanding applications. Can be configured with a massive 32GB of memory. Accelerate the speed at small resolutions even more with the V7.3 Turbo Mode (T) 800×600
512×512
256×256
128×128
64×64 (T)
32×16 (T)
6688
11527
36697
88888
250000
500000
1µs 14
ir300
The Phantom ir300 provides extended spectral response beyond visible light into the infrared spectrum
Using a proprietary sensor design and existing Phantom v7.3 camera electronics, the Phantom ir300 provides extended spectral response beyond visible light into the infrared spectrum. The extended IR response allows you to image events not previously visible to CMOS-based digital high-speed cameras. 800×600
640×480
320×240
512×128
256×128
256×64
128×64
6,688
10,101
33,057
40,000
63,492
100,000
129,032
2µs 14
M / LC320S
Phantom Miro M320S with Remote Camera Control Option
The Phantom Miro M / LC320S is a small, lightweight, rugged digital high-speed camera packed with advanced features, which now includes HD-SDI for advanced monitoring and workflow possibilities. The camera has advanced features previously available on cameras at twice the price, is easy to learn and use, and addresses applications in a wide variety of industries. 1920×1200
1920×1080
1152×1152
1024×1024
1280×800
512×512
256×256
128×128
128×64
64×8
1380
1540
2250
2780
2960
9330
27600
69000
121900
325000
1μs 12
M / LC310
The M310 is a 1 megapixel camera with 3.2 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput.
The Phantom Miro M / LC310 is a 1 megapixel camera with 3.2 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput. This translates to over 3,200 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1280 x 800 resolution. The Minimum digital exposure is 2µs and is available in both color and monochrome versions (mono ISO 13,000 T) 1280×800
128×720
896×720
640×480
512×512
384×288
256×256
128×128
128×64
64×8
3260
3630
5040
10100
11500
25900
39700
120700
226300
650000
1μs 12
M / LC120
With 12-bit pixel depth, it also sports high dynamic range for excellent image quality.
The Phantom Miro M / LC120 is a 2 megapixel camera with 1.6 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput. This translates to 730 fps at 1920 x 1200, or over 1,200 fps at 1152 x 1152. The Minimum digital exposure is 1µs. the M / LC120 uses microlenses on its custom-designed CMOS sensor with 10 μm pixel pitch to achieve high light sensitivity. With 12-bit pixel depth, it also sports high dynamic range for excellent image quality. Maximum frame rate at reduced resolution is 400,000 fps. 1920×1200
1152×1152
1024×1024
1280×800
896×720
640×480
512×512
384×288
256×256
128×128
128×64
64×8
730
1220
1530
1600
2460
4940
5580
12400
18700
55800
107200
400000
1μs 12
M / LC110
With a variety of image sizes up to 1920 x 1080 and a maximum full-resolution frame rate of 335 fps
The Phantom Miro M / LC110 is a 1 megapixel camera with 1.6 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput. This translates to over 1,600 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1280 x 800 resolution. The minimum digital exposure is 2µs and is available in both color and monochrome versions (mono ISO 13,000 T). 1280×800
1280×720
896×720
640×480
512×512
384×288
256×256
128×128
128×64
64×8
1630
1810
2520
5090
5790
12900
19800
60400
113200
400000
2μs 12
Miro Airborne HD
With a variety of image sizes up to 1920 x 1080 and a maximum full-resolution frame rate of 335 fps you will find a setting that matches your need. (Maximum frame rates at reduced resolutions are as high as 20,000 fps!) 1920×1080
1920×1024
1920×720
1024×1024
1024×768
1024×512
1024×256
335
355
500
355
475
700
1390
2µs 12
Miro Airborne
Get the ruggedness and form factor of the Miro 3 with the secure, removable image storage of the Miro eX4.
Designed and tested for airborne applications, the Miro Airborne is an ideal digital solution.Get the ruggedness and form factor of the Miro 3 with the secure, removable image storage of the Miro 4. 800×600 1265 2µs 12
Miro eX4
Point-and-shoot, review and edit – all from the built-in LCD touch screen
Point-and-shoot, review and edit – all from the built-in LCD touch screen which also provides immediate feedback on the results of your test or experiment. 800×600
256×64
64×64
32×16
1,260
27,500
58, 800
111,100
2µs 8
Miro 3
The Miro 3 is High-G rated, full Phantom feature set compact, lightweight.
High-G rated, full Phantom® feature set (the same as the Miro 4), compact, lightweight. A favorite of the automotive industry. This camera does not have LCD control, nor a removable battery. It has internal flash memory instead of removable CompactFlash™. 800×600
640×480
512×512
256×256
128×128
1200
1949
2252
8146
25477
2µs 12
Miro eX2
The eX2 provides the perfect balance of resolution, speed, and light-sensitivity in a self-contained solution
The Phantom Miro eX2 provides the perfect balance of resolution, speed, and light-sensitivity in a self-contained solution enabling anyone to capture high-quality, slow-motion movies. 640×480
256×480
128×128
32×16
1,240
2,900
18,200
105,200
5µs 8

Max Res: The first number listed is the maximum resolution of the camera. All cameras except the Miro 1 can be used at smaller resolutions, and as the resolution is decreased the maximum frame rate will increase as you can see in the other examples. The resolution/speed relationships shown are just a very small sampling of what is available.FPS: The maximum frames-per-second at the maximum resolution. You can select lower frame rates on all cameras. The Miro 1 has 8 total selections, all other cameras have hundreds or thousands of legal values. Some maximum frame rates are added cost options.

Exp: The minimum exposure setting for the camera. The smaller this value, the more you can freeze the motion of high-speed objects. However, the smaller the value, the more light you will need. Of course, you can set higher exposures up to 1/FPS. The minimum exposure on the Miro 1 is calculated by: 10% of 1/FPS. The minimum 300ns minimum frame rate on the V12 is an added cost option.

Bits: The number of bits (bit depth) DETERMINES the maximum number of gray scale levels that the sensor can see. As stated, the 12-bit cameras see 12 levels of gray when it’s really 2^12 or 4096 levels of gray. In general, the more the better for the best images. However, larger bit-depths increase file size. The maximum bit-depths shown here are added cost options on some cameras.