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FASTCAM Mini Series


Model AX50 / AX100 / AX200

The FASTCAM Mini AX is Photron’s highest performance model within the FASTCAM Mini series of high-speed cameras. The Mini AX delivers exceptional light sensitivity, excellent image quality and flexible region of interest (ROI) features for customers who do not require the ultimate frame rate performance of the FASTCAM  SA-Z, but would benefit from the same high-end camera image sensor features.

1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor

  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 2,000fps (Mini AX50)

  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 4,000fps (Mini AX100)

  • 1024 x 1024 pixels at 6,400fps (Mini AX200)

Class Leading Light Sensitivity

  • ISO 40,000 Monochrome

  • ISO 16,000 Color

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Three performance level models – Mini AX50, AX100 and AX200 – deliver 1-megapixel image resolution (1024 x 1024 pixels) at frame rates up to 2,000fps, 4,000fps and 6,400fps respectively. All three Mini AX models offer a minimum exposure duration of 1μs as standard with recording memory options up to 32GB providing extended recording times and triggering flexibility.

Subject to export approval the Mini AX100 can be offered with maximum frame rates up to 540,000fps and the Mini AX200 with maximum frame rates up to 900,000fps with a minimum exposure time of 260 nanoseconds. Standard operational features of the FASTCAM Mini AX include a mechanical shutter to allow remote system calibration, Gigabit Ethernet Interface for reliable system control with high-speed data transfer to PC, and the ability to remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration when recording at high magnifications.

With the combination of high frame rates, high image quality and exceptional light sensitivity contained within a 120mm x 120mm x 94mm rugged camera body weighing just 1.5kg, the FASTCAM Mini AX is ideally suited for use in a wide range of demanding scientific and industrial applications.


1-Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor:

1024 x 1024 pixels at 2,000fps (Mini AX50)

1024 x 1024 pixels at 4,000fps (Mini AX100)

1024 x 1024 pixels at 6,400fps (Mini AX200)

Maximum Frame Rate:

170,000fps (Mini AX50 type 170K)

212,500fps (Mini AX100 type 200K)

540,000fps (Mini AX100 type 540K)

216,000fps (Mini AX200 type 200K)

540,000fps (Mini AX200 type 540K)

900,000fps (Mini AX200 type 900k)

Class Leading Light Sensitivity: 

ISO 40,000 monochrome

ISO 16,000 color

Global Electronic Shutter:

1ms to 1μs independent of frame rate
(Mini AX200 model 900K only: 260ns shutter available subject to export control)

Dynamic Range (ADC):

12-bit monochrome, 36-bit color

Compact and Lightweight:

120mm (H) x 120mm (W) x 94mm (D)

4.72” (H) x 4.72” (W) x 3.70” (D)

Weight: 1.5Kg (3.30 lbs.)

Internal Recording Memory:

8GB, 16GB, or 32GB

Fast Gigabit Ethernet Interface:

Provides high-speed image download to standard notebook/PC

Flexible Frame Synchronization:

Frame rate may be synchronized to external unstable frequencies

High-G Rated:

Suitable for application in high-G environments; operation tested to 100G, 10ms, 6-axes

Fan Stop Function:

Remotely switch off cooling fans to eliminate vibration

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