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Fastcam SA6 camera

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Photron, a global high speed imaging systems and image analysis software manufacturer, has introduced the Fastcam SA6 camera.  Ideal for automotive, military, broadcast, particle velocimetry (PIV) and digital image correlation (DIC) applications, the high speed system is available in both 36-bit colour and the more light-sensitive 12-bit monochrome.

The Fastcam SA6 provides up to 1,500fps 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 75,000fps with a minimum global electronic shutter time of 2.7 microseconds (available independent of  the frame rate). Photron provides both C and F lens mounts with the 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 1,080 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 date immediately after the recording is completed. The camera can be controlled via the free Photron Fastcam Viewer (PFV) software, the optional remote control keypad, or through programmable function buttons on the camera's rear panel.

The camera features excellent 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 10µm2 thermoelectric-cooled pixel.

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