The FASTCAM SA6 has been developed to permit high definition recording and detailed high speed analysis of large spatial areas in applications such as automotive safety testing, fluid dynamics and solid mechanics. The system provides 1920 x 1440 pixel image resolution at all frame rates up to 1,125 fps, 1920×1080, full 1080 HD resolution at frame rates up to 1,500fps and recording rates up to 75,000 fps at reduced resolution.

The system utilizes a high-performance CMOS image sensor to provide excellent light sensitivity allowing high-speed recordings to be made with the minimum of additional lighting. The utilization of 12-bit dynamic range output yields exceptional image quality and superior color fidelity. Photron’s experience in the field of high quality broadcast imaging provides a stable camera operation and superior imaging performance. The FASTCAM SA6’s 10µm square CMOS pixel is measured to ISO 4,000 for the 12-bit monochrome version and ISO 1,250 for the 36-bit color camera, both to the ISO 12232 Ssat standard.

The FASTCAM SA6 camera may be controlled via the optional remote LCD keypad or over a Gigabit Ethernet network, and is fully compatible with the Photron J-BOX for multiple camera installations. Integrated mechanical shutter to facilitate automated calibration and automated lens control options further extend the ease of system operation. The system is supplied with intuitive Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software and Photron Device Control SDK (software development kit) allowing integration with user specific software.


Performance examples:

  • 1,125 fps at 1,920×1,440 pixel resolution
  • 1,500 fps at 1,920×1,080 pixel resolution
  • 2,000 fps at 1,280×1,024 pixel resolution
  • 3,000 fps at 1,024×768 pixel resolution
  • 5,000 fps at 768×512 pixel resolution
  • Low noise, high quality imaging and superior color fidelity
  • Composite and HD SDI video output for real time monitoring during set-up, recording and playback
  • Options to enhance system operation include remote keypad with integrated viewfinder, integrated calibration shutter and automated lens control options and Nikon G type lenses
  • GigaBit Ethernet interface and compatibility with Photron J-BOX for multiple camera installations
  • Range Version (RV) option with sealed case to prevent dust or moisture getting inside the camera case where it could damage the internal electronics.

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