SA-Z Series High Speed Cameras

SA-Z Series High Speed Cameras

Ultra-high-speed cameras with megapixel resolution @21.000fps and exposure times down to 159ns.

Supplier: Photron

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Technology type: High-speed Cameras

The Photron SA-Z series is the top-of-the-line model in the Photron portfolio. It offers a sensor with 1024 x 1024 pixels with a maximum frame rate of 21.000fps. 2.1 million frames per second can be captured with reduced resolutions and the minimum shutter time is 159ns. The high sensitivity monochrome 50.000 ISO with a 12bit dynamic range offers the best possible imaging performance.

The SA-Z is a sealed body design. This ensures no particles and dust draw into the electronics/sensor compartment and cooling is managed by using heat pipe technology heatsink. The camera is very rugged and designed to withstand shock and vibration.

Application advise/support: We offer lighting and lenses tailored to each application and can work with you to achieve the best imaging results with your Photron camera.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • Fastcam SA-Z
  • 21.000 fps @ 1024 x 1024 pixels
  • Pixel size 20µm
  • Light sensitivity ISO 50.000 monochrome
  • Including IR ISO 120.000
  • Ultrashort shutter 159ns
  • 2.100.000 fps maximum framerate
  • Flexible trigger options
  • Up to 128 memory segments
  • GigE network connection (single/dual)
  • IRIG B
  • Fan off mode
  • HD SDI video output
  • Feature-rich software PFV
  • No software license required
  • Optional:
    - Fast dock SSD
    - EF camera mount for remote focus/iris control
    - Easy to use tracking software PFA

What's in this range?

All the variants in the range and a comparison of what they offer

SA-Z 2100K Framerate Recording time 32GB (seconds) Frames Recording time 128GB (seconds) Frames
1024 x 1024 21.000 1.09 43.682 4.37 87.373
1024 x 840 25.000 1.06 26.621 4.26 106.512
640 x 488 60.000 1.22 73.320 4.89 293.349
512 x 456 75.000 1.31 98.038 5.23 392.420
512 x 256 120.000 1.46 174.712 5.83 699.000
RAM memory versions: 8GB / 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
User - region of interest function offers many more resolution/frame rate combinations
Colour and monochrome sensor available


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