High Speed Camera

Vision Optics High Speed Camera NOVA

Mini AX

High Speed Camera Mini AX

The Mini AX delivers exceptional light sensitivity, excellent image quality and flexible region of interest (ROI) features for customers who do not require the ultimate frame rate performance of the FASTCAM SA-X2 and SA-Z, but would benefit from the same high-end camera image sensor features.


Vision Optics High Speed Camera NOVA

NOVA offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to 0.2µs. Recording rates to 1,000,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions. All of this available from a camera that is rugged, compact, lightweight, and provides the best light sensitivity in its class.

It includes an internal mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interface for camera control and high-speed image download, memory segmentation that allows recording into one memory partition while downloading from another, and compatibility with a number of industry-standard lens formats to allow the use of Nikon G-Type, C-mount and Canon EF lenses.

Furthermore, NOVA also features a sealed body design that prevents dust and corrosive particles from contaminating sensitive electronics. An optional FASTDrive SSD can be used for the download of images at up to 1GB per second.

Intuitive and feature-rich Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software is included with each FASTCAM NOVA camera. Also included is a Photron Device Control SDK that allows integration of the camera with user-specific software, and libraries for controlling the camera within a MATLAB® or LabView environment.

Mini AX

1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:
1024 x 1024 pixels at 2,000fps (Mini AX50)
1024 x 1024 pixels at 4,000fps (Mini AX100)
1024 x 1024 pixels at 6,400fps (Mini AX200)

Maximum Frame Rate:
170,000fps (Mini AX50 type 170K)
212,500fps (Mini AX100 type 200K)
540,000fps (Mini AX100 type 540K)
216,000fps (Mini AX200 type 200K)
540,000fps (Mini AX200 type 540K)
900,000fps (Mini AX200 type 900k)

Class Leading Light Sensitivity:
ISO 12232 Ssat
• ISO 40,000 monochrome
• ISO 16,000 color

Global Electronic Shutter:
1ms to 1μs independent of frame rate
(Mini AX200 model 900K only: 260ns shutter available subject to export control)

Dynamic Range (ADC):
12-bit monochrome, 36-bit color

Compact and Lightweight:
120mm (H) x 120mm (W) x 94mm (D)
4.72” (H) x 4.72” (W) x 3.70” (D)
Weight: 1.5Kg (3.30 lbs.)

Internal Recording Memory:
8GB, 16GB, or 32GB

Fast Gigabit Ethernet Interface:
Provides high-speed image download to standard notebook/PC

Flexible Frame Synchronization:
Frame rate may be synchronized to external unstable frequencies

High-G Rated:
Suitable for application in high-G environments; operation tested to 100G, 10ms, 6-axes

Fan Stop Function:
Remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration


• 1024 x 1 024 pixel resolution
• 12,800fps at full resolution
• Global electronic shutter to 0.2µs (independent of frame rate)
• ISO 64,000 monochrome
• ISO 16,000 color
• Up to 64GB internal memory
• Optional removable solid state drive
• HD-SDI output
• Gigabit Ethernet connection

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