Photron Pharsighted

Photron Pharsighted E9•80S


  • 640 x 480 resolution up to 272,000fps
  • 640 x 128 resolution up to 918,000fps  
  • Max Frame Rate: 640 x 32 resolution up to 2,457,000fps
  • 98 nanosecond Minimum Exposure Time
  • 9 bit Dynamic Range (ADC)
  • 216GB or 432GB Memory Configurations
  • ISO Sensitivity 40,000 Color, 160,000 Monochrome


The Pharsighted E9•80S ultra high-speed camera is the world’s first backside-illuminated, full-frame high speed camera. The revolutionary E9•80S offers unmatched speed and sensitivity to today’s high-speed photographer.

Utilizing the world’s first full-frame, back-side illuminated high-speed image sensor, the E9•80S is capable of a capture rate of 272,000 frames-per-second at a resolution of 640×480 pixels, achieving a total system throughput of 80 gigapixels-per-second. This speed, coupled with a light sensitivity rating of ISO 160,000D in monochrome, or ISO 40,000D in color, enables efficient imaging of difficult subjects never before experienced. Exposure times as short as 98 nanoseconds are possible. The custom image sensor is supported by a modernized camera system that is designed to handle the most demanding of photographic setups in the harshest of conditions.

With an internal memory buffer of either 216 or 432GB, triggering of fast events is simplified with either 2.8 or 5.6 seconds of real-time record duration. Included with every E9•80S is a U.2 NVMe SSD that allows for an effortless workflow, reduced save times, and virtually immediate permanent storage of critical test data. Additional storage drives are readily available and operate seamlessly with current operating systems.

The camera system also includes the ability to use active lens mounts, an internal shutter for remote black references, dual power inputs, rugged 10G Ethernet, PTP time code, six configurable I/O ports, analog input, dedicated trigger, and SDI video that are at the ready to meet any needs that arise out of difficult applications. All of this is housed in the camera body which is actively-cooled, rugged, and sealed from the outside environment.

Simple, straight-forward camera operation is provided by Pharsighted’s SLOW application, which is cross-platform compatible with Windows, macOS, or Linux. SLOW files, Pharsighted’s proprietary RAW file format, can then be converted into a variety of common video formats for distribution or analysis.

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