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The introduction of Photron’s new FASTCAM SA-Z ultra-high speed camera system redefines standards for high speed digital camera performance. FASTCAM SA-Z is the world’s fastest 1 megapixel high speed camera providing a recording rate of 20,000 frames per second (fps) at full image resolution and frame rates of over 2 million frames per second at reduced resolution.

Photron FASTCAM SA-Z offers scientists, researchers and engineers the ability to capture high resolution digital images at ultra-high speeds in order to see and understand previously invisible processes and events. Utilizing Photron’s proprietary CMOS image sensor technology, FASTCAM SA-Z combines high recording rates with outstanding light sensitivity and excellent high image quality to provide the most versatile ultra-high speed digital camera available.

An innovative camera body design exploiting heat-pipe technology provides a thermally stable and reliable imaging system suitable for use in the most challenging environments. Available in 12-bit monochrome or 36-bit color versions with recording memory options from 8GB to 64GB FASTCAM SA-Z offers versatility of use in a wide range of scientific and industrial applications.

Standard operational features of the FASTCAM SA-Z include a mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, dual channel Gigabit Ethernet interface for fast image download, internal SD memory card drives allowing image download and storage to low cost removable recording media, memory segmentation to allow recording in one memory partition while at the same time downloading a previous recording and the ability to remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration when recording at high magnifications.