Vision Research, the company behind the Phantom series of high-speed cameras, has announced the Phantom TMX 7510 and 6410 which are its first to utilize backside-illuminated sensors. The TMX 7510’s 75-gigapixel throughput can provide an incredible 1,750,000 frames per second.
The TMX 7510 achieves 76,000 frames per second at full 1-Megapixel resolution of 1280 x 800, over 300,000 frames per second at 1280 x 192 resolution, and over 770,000 frames per second at smaller resolutions — But it gets even faster.
“With the export-controlled FAST option, TMX 7510 reaches a blistering 1.75 Million frames per second and 95 nanosecond minimum exposure time, eliminating motion blur,” the company says. “This enables precise motion analysis for extremely fast applications.”
To work at these high frame rates, the cameras are extremely light-sensitive with a native ISO of 40,000 for monochrome sensors and 12,500 for color sensors. The backside-illuminated (BSI) nature of the sensor allows for greater sensitivity by placing the photodiode closer to the source, which allows for a smaller pixel size of 18.5 microns that Vision Research says allows for more imaging definition.
The TMX 7510 can reach that 1.75 million frames per second mark at a resolution of 1280 x 32. Below is a full chart of performance.
As seen above, the camera can capture in “standard” or “binned” modes. The TMX Series offers 2 x 2 binning for high frame rates to provide users field-of-view flexibility. For example, the TMX 7510 can achieve over 617,000 frames per second at a resolution of 1280 x 94, or a resolution of 640 x 192 in binned mode.
Below are a few examples of what is visible at these incredibly fast frame rates:
The TMX 6410 has the same BSI sensor found on the 7510 and has similar features but at a lower maximum framerate. While the TMX 7510 can capture 76,000 frames per second at its 1 MP resolution, the 6410 can do the same resolution at 66,000 frames per second. Additionally, the TMX 6410 has a maximum framerate of 1,500,000 per second compared to the 7510’s 1,750,000 per second.
The standard lens mount for both of the TMX-series cameras is Nikon F-Mount and includes aperture support for Nikon G lenses, but Canon EF, C-mount, and M42-mount options are also available. No pricing or date of availability for either camera was mentioned at the time of publication.