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-X2 and SA-Z, but would benefit from the same high-end camera image sensor features.
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.