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Photron | FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K High Speed Camera

The FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K high speed camera unites extraordinary CMOS image sensor innovations, and all-encompassing high-speed digital imaging expertise, to provide an ultra-HD camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. True 12-bit FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K affordable 4k high ...Read more
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The FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K high speed camera unites extraordinary CMOS image sensor innovations, and all-encompassing high-speed digital imaging expertise, to provide an ultra-HD camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications.

True 12-bit FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K affordable 4k high speed camera delivers recording rates up to 750 fps at 4K image resolution, and 800 fps at UHD image resolution.  With lightning-fast shutter speeds to 2µs, blurring becomes unnoticeable, and the action appears with crisp detail.  This 4k camera power is packed in a rugged, compact, lightweight camera that provides the best light-sensitivity and superior image quality.

Standard features of FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K high speed camera incorporates; an internal mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, a high-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet interface for camera control and high-speed image downloading, memory segmentation that allows recording into one memory partition while downloading from another, and compatibility with a number of industry standard lens formats to allow the use of Nikon G-Type, C-mount, and Canon EF lenses. This 4K high speed camera features a sealed body design that prevents dust and corrosive particles from contaminating sensitive electronics. 

The FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K high speed camera also offers an optional FASTDrive SSD which can be used for the download of images faster than 1GB per second.  The intuitive and feature rich Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software is also included with each FASTCAM NOVA R3-4K camera system.  Photron Device Control (SDK) allows integration of the camera with user-specific software features, and camera controlling within MATLAB® or LabView environments.

For applications that may require a high degree of motion analysis; such as automotive safety testing, weapons performance testing, fluid dynamics, and solid mechanics, will benefit from the combination of very high 4k resolution combined with high framing rates.  

Target applications include:

  • Automotive safety testing
  • Solid Mechanics 
  • Fluid dynamics 
  • Defense and aerospace research
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Digital Image Correlation (DIC)


4096 X 2304 @ 750FPS
128 GB

9.4-megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:

  • 750 fps at 4096 x 2304 pixel resolution
  • 800 fps at 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution
  • 1,650 fps at 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution
  • 3,000 fps at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 4,000 fps at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
  • 150,000 fps at 2048 x 8 pixel resolution 


  • Affordable 4K High Speed Camera
  • Self-contained, compact and lightweight camera makes positioning your camera easy regardless of where you need it.
  • Available with four on board memory options (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB)
  • Fast acting image trigger allows automated camera trigger operation
4K High Resolution
Gigabit Ethernet
Global Electronic Shutter
6.5μm x 6.5μm

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