Photron Fastcam Scientific High-Speed Cameras With Canon EF Lens Mount - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

Model EF Mount Sensor Processor LCD Shutter HD Recording (1920 x 1080px)4 2K Recording (2048 x 1080px)4 Proprietary Max. Resolution Recording4 Audio Size (mm) Weight (g) Recording Media Power Sources Connections Produced Comments Tests/Reviews
Size (mm) MPixel1 Crop (H)2 Type Pixel Size (µm) Dyn. Range (dB) Min. Illum. (lux) Size (") Type3 Pixel Cov. (%) Type Speeds Format Compression Storage Rate FPS Range Format Compression Storage Rate FPS Range Resolution (px) Format Compression Storage Rate FPS Range Video Stills Batteries AC/DC Input Remote Control5 Input Output
Photron Fastcam BC2 HD       4.19   CMOS 10       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 2.76µs - 16.7ms -/- -/- -/- -/- see FNx     - 2000 (2048 x 2048) see FNx   * 60 - 1000*   250 x 165 x 153 7300 32GB   compatible 18-36V 100W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS Video: Dual HD-SDI 2010 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling; Full HD by means of 1920 x 1080 is not available - the HD resolution outlined by Photron here is 2048 x 1080 (2K);
*at 2048 x 2048 resolution, 12bit and 1000fps the max. continuous recording duration is 5.46 seconds, at 60fps it is 90.95 seconds (5457 frames)
Pirate (Review/Comparison)
Photron Fastcam SA1     #EFMT-SA145   1.05   CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 2µs - 16.7ms -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   * - 5400*   286 x 191 x 156 6300 default: 8GB
optional: 16GB
    18-36V 90W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS** Video: SDI, composite VBS   feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling;
*at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 5400fps the max. continuous recording duration using 8GB storage is 1.09 seconds; **requires optional software module
 
Photron Fastcam SA1.1/SA1.1 RV   #EFMT-SA145   1.05   CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 1µs - 16.7ms -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   * 1000 - 5400*   243 x 160 x 153 5900 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
    20-36V DC (optional);
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS Video: SDI, composite VBS 2008 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling;
*at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 5400fps the max. continuous recording duration using 8GB storage is 1.01 seconds
 
Photron Fastcam SA2/SA2 RV   #EFMT-SA26   4.19   CMOS 10       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 2.76µs - 16.7ms -/- -/- -/- -/- see FNx     - 2000 (2048 x 2048) see FNx   * 1000 - 1080*   250 x 165 x 153 6900 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
    18-36V 100W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: yes Video: Dual HD-SDI, Single RS-170 2008 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling; Full HD by means of 1920 x 1080 is not available - the HD resolution outlined by Photron here is 2048 x 1080 (2K);
*at 2048 x 2048 resolution, 12bit and 1080fps the max. continuous recording duration using 8GB storage is 1.26 seconds (1361 frames)
 
Photron Fastcam SA4/SA4 RV   #EFMT-SA145   1.05   CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 1µs - 16.7ms -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   * 1000 - 3600*   243 x 160 x 153 5900 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
    20-36V 100W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS Video: HD-SDI, composite VBS 2009 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling;
*at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 3600fps the max. continuous recording duration using 8GB storage is 1.51 seconds (5457 frames)
 
Photron Fastcam SA5/SA5 RV   #EFMT-SA145   1.05   CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 1µs - 16.7ms* -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   ** 1000 - 7000**   243 x 160 x 153 6200 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
    18-36V 100W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS Video: HD-SDI, composite VBS 2008 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling;
*the default version delivers a max. of 775000fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 24 pixels, while a special version delivers a max. of 1000000 fps (resolutions details undisclosed, 369 ns max. shutter speed, subject to export restrictions);
**at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 7000fps the max. continuous recording duration using 8GB storage is 0.78 seconds (5457 frames)
 
Photron Fastcam SA6/SA6 RV   #EFMT-SA26   2.76   CMOS 10       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 2.76µs - 16.7ms see FNx     - 1500 -/- -/- -/- -/- (1920 x 1440) see FNx   * 50 - 1125*   250 x 165 x 153 6900 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
    18-36V 100W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: yes Video: Dual HD-SDI, Single RS-170 2011 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling;
*at 1920 x 1440 resolution, 12bit and 1125fps the max. continuous recording duration using 8GB storage is 1.72 seconds (1936 frames)
 
Photron Fastcam SA-X/SA-X RV   #EFMT-SAX   1.05   CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 1µs - 1ms -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   * 1000 - 12500*   311 x 171 x 160 8600 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
    18-36V 210W DC;
100-240V AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS Video: Dual HD-SDI, Dual RS-170
Data: GbE
2012 feat. TE (peltier) sensor cooling;
*at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 12500fps the max. recording duration using 8GB storage is 0.44 seconds (5455 frames), using the 64GB option it is 3.49 seconds
 
Photron Fastcam SA-X2/SA-X2 RV   #EFMT-SAX 20.5 x 20.5 1.05 1.76 CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 1µs - 1ms (293ns*) -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   ** 1000 - 12500**   350 x 178 x 160 9900 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
2x SD slots   18-36V 210W DC;
100-240V AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: IRIG/GPS Video: Dual HD-SDI, Dual RS-170
Data: GbE
2013 there are 4 submodels of SA-X2: Model 200K delivers a max. of 216000fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 8 pixels, Model 480K delivers a max. of 480000fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 48 pixels,
*Model 1000K delivers a max. of 1000000 fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 8 and *Model 1080K delivers a max. of 1080000 fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 8 (both models are subject to export restrictions);
**at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 12500fps the max. recording duration using 8GB storage is 0.43 seconds (5455 frames), using the 64GB option it is 3.49 seconds
 
Photron Fastcam SA-Z   #EFMT-SAX 20.5 x 20.5 1.05 1.76 CMOS 20       -/- -/- -/- -/- global el. shutter 1µs - 1ms (159ns*) -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- -/- (1024 x 1024) see FNx   ** 50 - 20000**   375 x 261 x 150 10400 default: 8GB
optional: 16/32/64GB
2x SD slots   20-36V 230W DC;
100-240V 1.5A AC
Photron RC (via RS-422);
PFV (via GbE)
Sync: yes Video: Dual HD-SDI, Dual RS-170
Data: GbE
2013 there are 4 submodels of SA-Z: Model 200K delivers a max. of 224000fps at its lowest resolution of 384 x 176 pixels, Model 480K delivers a max. of 480000fps at its lowest resolution of 512 x 56 pixels,
Model 1000K delivers a max. of 900000fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 56 pixels and *Model 2100K delivers a max. of 2100000fps at its lowest resolution of 128 x 8 (subject to export restrictions);
**at 1024 x 1024 resolution, 12bit and 20000fps the max. recording duration using 8GB storage is 0.27 seconds (5455 frames), using the 64GB option it is 2.18 seconds
 

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General Notes:
1.) Mount selection: Fastcams by default are delivered with N/F mounting plate and C mount adapter included, while a Canon EF mount is optionally available.
Canon EF mounting plates: The Canon EF mounts are remotely controllable via Photron Fastcam Viewer and allow to control focus and aperture of the mounted lens. #EFMT-SA145 and #EFMT-SA26 incorporate a built-in mechanical shutter. I don't have a clue about the BC2's mounting plate model so far.
2.) RV models: The Range Versions feature an optimized thermal case design with an external fan cooled heat sink, as well as special sealings against dust, making them suitable for more extreme applications and environments.

Footnotes:
5 PFV = Photron Fastcam Viewer;
Photron RC = wired remote control units (a.k.a. Keypads), available without and with 5" LCD
x File Types/Formats: The BC2, SA-X, SA-X2 and SA-Z support JPEG, AVI, TIFF, BMP, RAW, MRAW, PNG, MOV and FTIF. Images can be saved with or without image or comment data. According to datasheets the SA1 and SA1.1 don't seem to support MOV, while the SA2, SA4, SA5 and SA6 don't seem to support MRAW.