Photron launches FASTCAM SA8
High-Speed Camera System
Photron's 1.2 megapixel FASTCAM SA8 defines new standards in high speed camera image quality and operational flexibility.
The compact size of the FASTCAM SA8 conceals powerful, high-speed imaging performance. A choice of two performance options provides frame rates of either 2,000 fps or 3,500 fps at the full 1,280 x 1,024 pixel resolution, with increased frame rates at reduced image resolution. Up to 5,000 fps is available at 720p equivalent HD resolution.
For automotive testing users, the FASTCAM SA8 exceeds the latest requirements for airbag testing by offering 896 x 896 pixels @ 5,000fps.
Innovative CMOS image sensor technology provides high quality, low noise images. True 12-bit ADC produces sharp, high contrast imaging to perfectly replicate the fine detail of subjects being recorded. Excellent light sensitivity and a 10-microsecond global electronic shutter allow the system to be used in demanding imaging applications.
The 12.8 x 10.2mm sensor size allows the FASTCAM SA8 to utilize 1-inch format C mount lenses and F mount lenses. The camera features a sealed camera body construction allowing use in harsh environments without ingress of dust and other contamination. The camera's compact design (camera body size 151(5.9") x 102 (4.0") x 195 (7.7") mm) allows positioning in space-limited locations and integration with other instrumentation systems.
Beginning in January, Photron will accept purchase orders for the FASTCAM SA8. Shipments are expected to commence in late February.