Phantom Camera Products

Phantom v1610

The Phantom® v1610 provides a widescreen CMOS sensor and delivers an impressive speed of 16,000 frames-per-second at full resolution.

  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 28 micron pixel size, 12-bit depth
  • ISO Monochrome 64,000T; 25,000D; Color 6,400T; 5,000D
  • 500ns minimum exposure with the FAST option
  • Records direct to CineMag
  • Standard on-camera-controls
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • "Quiet Fans" mode turns off fans for vibration-sensitive applications

This camera has been discontinued

The Phantom v1610 camera is a powerful addition to the Phantom® v-Series family of 1 megapixel digital ultra high-speed cameras. Designed with versatility and flexibility at the forefront, it is an excellent tool for researchers, scientists and engineers who need to capture high-resolution images at ultra-high speeds.

With our proprietary widescreen CMOS sensor, the v1610 can acquire and save up to 16 gigapixels-per-second of data. That means at its full megapixel resolution of 1280 x 800, you can achieve 16,000 frames-per-second (fps). At reduced resolutions, the v1610 offers frame rates of  647,000 fps. Further underscoring its versatility, the camera can be ordered with our unique FAST option (export controlled), which enables frame rates up to 1,000,000 fps.

The custom-designed sensor has 28 micron pixels, ensuring superb light-sensitivity -- essential in ultra-high-speed imaging. Standard 12-bit depth per pixel yields high dynamic range and provides excellent image quality.

The v1610 has common signal connections conveniently located on its back panel. Connections include timecode, dual power inputs, HD-SDI, a GPS input, frame synchronization, and trigger. The two HD-SDI ports can be configured in several ways. They can act as identical 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports where one port can be set up to provide an (optional) on-screen display for monitoring the on-camera controls and camera operation. They can also be configured as a single 4:4:4 Dual-Link HD-SDI port.

An internal mechanical shutter allows for automatic and remote black references, ensuring high image-quality even when you can't manually cover the lens prior to a shot.

The camera comes with a Nikon F-mount that also supports G-mount lenses. C-mount, Canon EF, and PL-mounts are also available.

The v1610 can be equipped with 24GB, 48GB or 96GB of high-speed memory. You can also minimize cine save times with our Phantom CineMag feature that comes standard on the v1610. This feature lets you save any shot from high-speed RAM to a Cinemag in seconds. The camera comes in color and monochrome versions.

We have just added 3 new videos to our Gallery that were shot with the new Phantom v1610.

What's in the Box...

  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Camera ships in a sturdy Pelican case
  • Capture cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • Getting Started Guide



Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available

Short Description
  • This product is discontinued, please see the v1611.
  • The v1610 one megapixel digital high-speed camera is capable of taking 16,000 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1280 x 800 resolution. And, with the FAST option, up to 1,000,000 fps at reduced resolution.
  • 16 Gpx/s
  • Max speed at full resolution of 1280 x 800 is 16,000 fps
  • Max speed at reduced resolution of 128 x 16 is 1,000,000 fps (requires export controlled FAST option), 647,000 fps without the FAST option
  • Record direct to CineMag at up to 1Gpx/second
  • Minimum frame rate of 100 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 28 µm pixel size
  • 35.8 mm x 22.4 mm
  • 12-bit depth
  • TE and heat pipe cooled
  • CAR in 128 x 16 increments
  • ISO Monochrome 64,000T; 25,000D
  • ISO Color 6,400T; 5,000D
  • 1 µs minimum exposure standard, 500 ns minimum exposure with FAST option (export controlled)
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
  • Auto Exposure
  • Shutter Off mode for PIV
  • 24 GB, 48 GB, 96 GB high-speed internal RAM
  • CineMag for non-volatile storage (128 GB, 256 GB, 144 GB, 512 GB)
Record Times
  • 3.9 seconds at maximum frame rate, 12 bits, 1280x800 resolution and into maximum internal memory
  • Longer record times are available when recording directly to a CineMag at lower frame rates
Special Features
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Continuous recording
  • Memory gate
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp
  • IRIG In (modulated and unmodulated)
  • IRIG Out (unmodulated)
  • GPS input for GPS timing, latitude & longitude
  • Shutter off mode for PIV exposure
  • 525 ns straddle time
  • Burst mode
  • Internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger standard
  • Trigger from software
  • Hardware trigger BNC
Timing & Synchronization
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out
  • Ready output (high when camera is armed and ready to record)
  • Strobe output (low during frame exposure time)
  • Capture connector (Available signals: Event, Trigger, Strobe ,Ready, IRIG In, IRIG Out, Video Out, Serial Port, Power Out, A-Sync (IBAT Trigger), Pretrigger/Memgate)
  • Capture cable (Ready, Strobe, A-Sync, Pre-trigger, Video)
  • Break-out-Box compatible (IRIG-in, IRIG-out, NTSC/PAL Video, Trigger, Event, Strobe, A-Sync, Pre-Trigger/Memgate, Ready) Note: cannot power the camera from the BoB
  • Dedicated FSYNC, Trigger, Timecode In, Timecode Out BNCs on camera body
  • Range Data input on camera body
  • Remote port
  • GPS input for GPS timing, longitude & latitude
Ethernet Connection
  • Gb Ethernet for both control and data
  • 10 Gb Ethernet (UTP copper interface)
Camera Control
  • Phantom Camera Control software (PCC)
  • On-Camera Controls standard
  • Remote Control Unit (RCU)
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • Analog video (NTSC or PAL) available on Break-out-Box
  • Two HD-SDI ports on camera
  • Component viewfinder port
  • Nikon F-mount standard, supports F & G style lenses
  • Canon EOS mount optional
  • C-mount optional
  • (lens not included)
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • Hue
  • White Balance
  • Color interpolation algorithm
  • Flare
  • Pedestal
  • Tone curve
  • Filters
  • Color matrix
  • Image flip and rotate
  • Crop
  • Scale
Data Acquisition
  • National Instruments M- and X-Series DAQ modules with integrated support in PCC
Motion Analysis
  • Basic measurements via Phantom Application:
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Angles and Angular Speed
  • Manual and Automatic point collection for target tracking
  • Compatible with 3rd party solutions
Supported File Formats
  • Cine, Cine Compressed, Cine RAW, AVI, h.264 mp4, Apple ProRes .mov, Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC, Uncompressed QuickTime, Windows BMP, OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA, TIFF, LEAD, JPEG, JTIF, RAW, DNG, DPX
  • 100 - 240 VAC, 220 Watt power supply included
  • 20 - 28 VDC backup battery input on camera back panel
Mechanical Specifications
  • 12 x 7.5 x 7 inches, 28 x 19 x 17.75 cm (L, W, H) without handle or lens. Handle adds 3"(7.6 cm) to height.
  • Weight: 16 lbs, 13.6 oz, 7.655 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Operating Temperature: -10 to +50 C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to + 70 C
  • Humidity: 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude:
  • Operational: 0 to 10 k feet above sea level
  • Non-Operational: -500 to 50 k feet above sea level
  • Magnetic Field Immunity: 500 amp-meter
  • Regulatory(EMI/RFI):
  • Emissions: EN 55022A, FCC part 15
  • Conducted: EN 55024A
  • Immunity: EN 55024A
  • ESD:8kv air discharge
  • Random Vibration:
  • Operational: 0.25G, 5 –500 – 5Hz, 1.0 0ctave/min 10 Sweeps (5 Cycles).
  • Non-Operational: 1.2G, 5 – 500Hz, 1.0 Octave/min 10 Sweeps
  • Shock:
  • Operational: 5.5G, 11mSec half-sine with 10 shocks in all axis.
  • Non-Operational 33G, 11mSec half-sine with 10 shocks in all axis
  • Natural Frequency: Operational 5-200 hz
  • Safety: IEC 60950
  • Phantom SDK
  • LabView
  • MatLab
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Capture cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • Getting Started Guide
  • FAST Option
  • Replace CineMag interface with metal plate
  • Canon EOS lens mount
  • PL-mount
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