Vision Research has announced its latest Phantom high-speed camera, the Phantom v2640. This camera is the fastest 4-megapixel camera ever made, capturing a stagging 6,600 frames per second. Drop the resolution down to 1080p, and you can shoot at a whopping 11,750fps.
“It also has exceptional light sensitivity, with an ISO measurement of 16,000D for monochrome cameras and 3,200D for color cameras.”
There are a number of different operating modes with various resolutions and speeds: a standard mode with correlated double sampling for the clearest image quality, a high-speed (HS) mode with 34% higher throughput for 6,600fps, and a “binning” mode in monochrome that shoots 1MP at 25,030fps.
Features and specs of the v2640 include ISO 16000 in black-and-white, ISO 3200 in color, a maximum shutter speed of 142 nanoseconds, up to 288GB of memory, 10Gb Ethernet, and a weight of 17lbs 8oz (8.1kg).
Here’s a video that introduces the new Phantom v2640 and shows off some sample footage of a water balloon bursting, captured at 17,000fps:
The Phantom v2640 will be available in a Nikon F, Canon EF, C, and PL mounts. No word yet on pricing or availability, but it’s certain that this camera won’t be cheap.