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Publication Date: 08/1/2011
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Photron Intros High Speed Camera
High speed camera.
San Diego, CA — Photron, Inc., has introduced the lower cost, high definition (HD), high speed Fastcam SA6 camera. Suitable for automotive, military, broadcast, particle velocimetry (PIV) and digital image correlation (DIC) applications, the new, high-speed system is available in both 36-bit color, and the more light-sensitive 12-bit monochrome.

The Fastcam SA6 provides up to 1,500 frames per second (fps) at high definition resolution (1,920 pixels wide x 1,080 high) from the 1,920 x 1,440 native resolution CMOS sensor. By reducing the camera's resolution, the speed can be increased to a remarkable 75,000 fps with a minimum global electronic shutter time of 2.7 microseconds (available independent of the frame rate selected). The company provides both C and F lens mounts with the new, large format camera. The Fastcam SA6 is also compatible with the Canon ES/EF series lenses and available with PL and B4 lens mounts. Three different memory sizes of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB are offered, providing 1080 HD resolution record durations of 1.72, 3.44, and 6.89 seconds, respectively. Dual HD-SDI and a single RS-170 video output on the rear panel enable seamless review/saving of recorded image data immediately after the recording is completed. The camera can be precisely controlled using the company's Photron Fastcam Viewer (PFV) software, the optional remote control keypad, or through programmable function buttons on the camera's rear panel. The camera provides superior light sensitivity and low noise operation in part due to micro lenses that are specially designed to focus the maximum available light onto the light-gathering portion of the 10-micron-square thermoelectric-cooled pixel.

Contact: Photron USA, Inc., 9520 Padgett Street, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92126-4446 800-585-2129 or 858-684-3555 fax: 858-684-3558 E-mail: Web:

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