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Ultrahigh-Speed Camera Offers Enhanced Image Quality

Vision Research, a manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has introduced the Phantom v1840. The latest addition to the Phantom ultrahigh-speed camera family, the v1840 provides the same high image quality at 18Gpix/sec as the Phantom v2640.

"Together with the v2640, the v1840 camera offers the lowest noise floor of any Phantom camera and has a high 64 dB dynamic range to provide enhanced image quality at full 4 megapixel 2,048 x 1,952 resolution," said a company spokesperson.

The Phantom v1840 utilizes a custom CMOS 4-megapixel sensor to capture 12-bit images at a speed of 4,510 frames per second (FPS) at full resolution and 8,570 fps at 1,920 x 1,080.

 To provide users in research applications with greater flexibility, the v1840 comes equipped with five operating modes. These include standard; high-speed (HS), with 34% more throughput; binning in both standard and HS mode for higher sensitivity and frame rates; and now Bright Field (BF) mode for bright, or shot-noise limited, backgrounds.

In BF mode, the full well is significantly larger, increasing the maximum attainable signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A higher SNR produces a much cleaner image, especially in bright background applications, such as daylight sky or LED back-lit applications.

The Phantom v1840 integrates 72, 144 or 288 GB of memory that can be further segmented into 63 partitions for multiple, shorter cines. The camera also is compatible with Phantom CineMag IV 1 or 2 TB nonvolatile memory, which can save 288 GB of data in under five minutes.

Key specifications include:

  • 18 Gpx/second
  • 4,510 FPS at full 2,048 x 1,952 resolution, 8,570 FPS at 1,920 x 1,080
  • 4-megapixel CMOS sensor in color or monochrome
  • 1-µs minimum exposure time standard, 142ns with Export-Controlled FAST option
  • Noise level of 7.2 e-
  • Up to 288 GB of memory
  • 1- and 10-GB Ethernet standard.

Visit to view a demonstration of the imaging capabilities of the Phantom v1840 camera.

For more information contact:

Vision Research, Inc.

100 Dey Road

Wayne, NJ 07470


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