Vision Phantom v-Series digital high-speed cameras
Vision has introduced a couple of additions to their Phantom v-Series digital high-speed camera family – coming in the form of the Phantom v1210 and v1610 (as seen above). These are top of the line cameras, touted to be the fastest 1-megapixel digital high-speed cameras in the world. You will be able to snap high definition and widescreen photos at 1,280 x 800 resolution, thanks to the CMOS sensors.
The Phantom v1610 has been touted to be 60% faster compared to any other camera that is currently on the market, where with it, you are able to acquire over 16,000 frames-per-second (fps) at full resolution as well as up to 1,000,000 fps at reduced resolution. Now how’s that for performance, huh? Surely you cannot find anything speedier than that out there.
Both the Phantom v1210 and v1610 cameras are based on Vision Research proprietary sensors that deliver high speeds as well as larger 28-micron pixels which pave the way for superior sensitivity whenever you decide to challenge yourself and shoot in low light. Now this tends to be a problem where high-speed imaging is concerned, but not so with the new V-Series. In fact, they make it possible to capture images at more than 12,000 fps (12 gigapixels/second) in full resolution when using the v1210, and for those who want even greater performance, the v1610 is able to deliver over 16,000 fps (16 gigapixels/second) when used. Should higher speeds be required, reduced resolution images can be found at up to 650,000 fps or up to 1,000,000 fps when the FAST option is used.
You will be able to configure the v1210 to include 12GB, 24GB, or 48GB of memory, while the v1610 will come in 24GB, 48GB, or 96GB configurations. All that memory can be further segmented into 63 partitions so that you will be able to shoot back-to-back shots all the way without having to go through constant downloading. The cameras are said to deliver 12-bit pixel depth standard. No idea on pricing though, but the two cameras are highly technical and not meant for the average man on the street.