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Photron | FASTCAM NOVA S6

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The Photron FASTCAM NOVA S6 brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to provide a camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA S6 offers 12-bit image recording r ...Read more
  • Description
  • Specifications

The Photron FASTCAM NOVA S6 brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to provide a camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA S6 offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 6,400 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 200ns. Recording rates to 800,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions. All of this available from a camera that is rugged, compact, lightweight and provides the best light sensitivity in its class.

Standard features of the NOVA include an internal mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interface for camera control and high-speed image download, 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.

The NOVA also features a sealed body design that prevents dust and corrosive particles from contaminating sensitive electronics. An optional FASTDrive SSD can be used for the download of images at up to 1GB per second.

Intuitive and feature rich Photron FASTCAM Viewer (PFV) software is included with each NOVA camera. Also included is a Photron Device Control SDK that allows integration of the camera with user-specific software, and libraries for controlling the camera within a MATLAB® or LabView environment.

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Target applications include:

  • Offboard automotive safety testing
  • Biomechanics
  • Life sciences
  • Defence and aerospace research
  • Material sciences
  • Fluid dynamics / PIV

Specifications

800,000fps

Frame Rate Performance (NOVA S6):

  • 6,400 fps at 1024x1024 pixel resolution
  • 9,000 fps at 1024x768 pixel resolution
  • 24,000 fps at 512x480 pixel resolution
  • 50,000 fps at 384x256 pixel resolution
  • 800,000 fps at 128x16 pixel resolution

 1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:

  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 6,400fps (Model S6)

 Maximum Frame Rate:

  • 800,000fps (Nova S6 type 800K)
  • 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)

Optional FASTDrive Removable High Capacity Data Storage:

  • 1TB High-speed Solid State Drive
  • Sensitivity: ISO 12232 Ssat standard
    • ISO 64,000 monochrome
    • ISO 16,000 color
  • 20us pixel size

NOVA S6

Resolution

Frame Rate

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

(h x v pixels)

Max fps

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

Frames

Time (sec)**

1024 x 1024

6,400

5,437

0.85

10,898

1.70

21,821

3.41

43,666

6.82

1024 x 768

9,000

7,249

0.81

14,531

1.61

29,095

3.23

58,222

6.47

1024 x 576

12,000

9,666

0.81

19,375

1.61

38,793

3.23

77,629

6.47

896 x 512

15,000

12,428

0.83

24,911

1.66

49,877

3.33

99,809

6.65

640 x 480

20,000

18,559

0.93

37,200

1.86

74,483

3.72

149,048

7.45

512 x 480

24,000

23,199

0.97

46,500

1.94

93,104

3.88

186,311

7.76

512 x 384

30,000

28,999

0.97

58,126

1.94

116,380

3.88

232,888

7.76

384 x 336

40,000

44,189

1.10

88,573

2.21

177,341

4.43

354,878

8.87

384 x 256

50,000

57,998

1.16

116,252

2.33

232,760

4.66

465,777

9.32

256 x 256

64,000

86,997

1.36

174,378

2.72

349,141

5.46

698,666

10.92

256 x 160

96,000

139,195

1.55

279,005

3.10

558,626

6.21

1,117,866

12.42

256 x 128

125,000

173,994

1.39

348,757

2.79

698,282

5.59

1,397,333

11.18

128 x 96

200,000

463,985

2.32

930,019

4.65

1,862,087

9.31

3,726,222

18.63

128 x 48

400,000

927,971

2.32

1,860,039

4.65

3,724,174

9.31

7,452,444

18.63

128 x 32

500,000

1,391,957

2.78

2,790,058

5.58

5,586,261

11.17

11,178,666

22.36

128 x 16

800,000

2,783,914

3.48

5,580,117

6.98

11,172,522

13.97

22,357,333

27.95

64GB
1024x1024 @ 6,400fps
200ns
Toggle Fan On/Off
Gigabit Ethernet
12-bit
Yes
ISO 64000
ISO 16000
Global Electronic Shutter
20

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