Vision Research has announced the release of the Phantom v2511, the most light sensitive, flexible and highest-performance ultrahigh-speed camera on the market. The Phantom v2511 can capture up to 25,600 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1 megapixel resolution, making it the fastest member of the Phantom ultrahigh-speed digital camera line. The v2511 also features improved sensitivity, providing better picture quality and more lighting flexibility.
“One of the challenges to capturing footage at ultrahigh speeds is ensuring adequate lighting. At Vision Research, we are dedicated to helping our customers mitigate this challenge, and have developed our new proprietary sensor and supporting camera innovations to increase the ISO measurement of the v2511, while also increasing the camera speed,” comments Rick Robinson, Director of Marketing for Vision Research. “Vision Research takes pride in leading the high-speed industry with the world’s fastest cameras, and now better picture quality and the extra flexibility needed to make shooting in low-light and difficult-to-light scenarios less difficult.”
The new Phantom v2511 offers sensitivity as high as ISO 6400 (daylight illumination) for color images and ISO 32,000 for monochrome images. In addition to lessening the challenges of low-light scenarios, the improved ISO gives consumers the option to use a faster shutter speed, which can reduce motion blur and result in clearer images. Users also may find that they can now use lenses with smaller apertures, which are typically less expensive and easier to acquire.
Since the new Phantom v2511 is built on the same proven platform as the current Phantom ultrahigh-speed 1Mpx cameras, it is fully compatible with all current accessories and software options. This eliminates the additional expense of purchasing new accessories and requiring additional training time, which are both often synonymous with equipment upgrades.
As with all Phantom ultrahigh-speed cameras, the new Phantom v2511 sets the bar in camera connectivity. The camera back panel provides easy access to all camera connections and controls, including two HS-SDI ports and a 10GB Ethernet connection along with the standard 1GB Ethernet connection.
● 1280 x 800 resolution
● 28 micron pixel size, 12-bit depth
● ISO Monochrome 100,000T; 32,000D; Color 10,000T; 6,400D
● 500ns minimum exposure with the FAST option
● 1 μs minimum exposure standard
● Up to 677,000 fps standard or 1,000,000 fps with the FAST option at reduced resolutions
● Records direct to CineMag
● Standard on-camera-controls
● 10Gb Ethernet
● Convenient “Quiet Fans" mode turns off fans for vibration-sensitive applications
● Image-based auto-trigger
● Internal mechanical shutter
● Multi-Cine option
● Continuous recording
● Extremely accurate timing
● Turn off the fan to eliminate vibrations