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Photron | Fastcam Nova S12 High Speed Camera

Photron Fastcam Nova S12 High Speed Camera Tech Imaging is proud to introduce the Photron Fastcam Nova S12 high speed camera. Photron brings its unique CMOS image sensor technology, coupled with its extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to provide a camera with the flexibility to be used i ...Read more

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Photron Fastcam Nova S12 High Speed Camera

Tech Imaging is proud to introduce the Photron Fastcam Nova S12 high speed camera. Photron brings its unique CMOS image sensor technology, coupled with its extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to provide a camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications.  The Photron Nova S12 high speed camera offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 200ns. Recording rates up to 1,000,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions. This high speed camera is rugged, compact, lightweight and provides the best light sensitivity than any other high speed camera manufacturer on the market.

The Photron Fastcam Nova high speed camera has standard features that include an internal mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interface for camera control and high-speed download, memory segmentation that allows recording into one memory partition while downloading from another.  This high speed camera also features a sealed body design that prevents dust and corrosive particles from contaminating sensitive electronics. The Fastcam Nova S12 is compatibility with a number of industry standard lens formats to allow the use of Nikon G-Type, C-mount and Canon EF lenses.


Target applications include:

  • Offboard automotive safety testing
  • Biomechanics
  • Life sciences
  • Defence and aerospace research
  • Material sciences
  • Fluid dynamics / PIV
1024x1024 @ 12,800fps
128 GB

Frame Rate Performance (NOVA S12):

  • 12,800 fps at 1024x1024 pixel resolution
  • 18,000 fps at 1024x768 pixel resolution
  • 32,000 fps at 768x512 pixel resolution
  • 40,000 fps at 512x512 pixel resolution
  • 90,000 fps at 384x256 pixel resolution
  • 1,000,000 fps at 128x16 pixel resolution

 1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:

  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 12,800fps (Model S12)

 Maximum Frame Rate:

  • 1,000,000fps (Nova S12 type 1000K)
  • Self-contained, compact and lightweight camera makes positioning your camera easy regardless of where you need it.
  • Available with four on board memory options (8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128G)

Optional FASTDrive Removable High Capacity Data Storage:

  • 4 TB High-speed Solid State Drive
1,000,000 FPS
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Gigabit Ethernet
Global Electronic Shutter

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