Phantom v1210

The Phantom® v1210 provides a widescreen CMOS sensor and delivers an impressive speed of 12,000 frames-per-second at full resolution.

  • 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 28 micron pixel with 12-bit depth
  • ISO Monochrome 64,000T; 25,000D; Color 6,400T; 5,000D
  • 500ns minimum exposure with the FAST option
  • 1 μs minimum exposure standard
  • Up to 571,000 fps standard or 820,000 fps with the FAST option at reduced resolutions
  • Records direct to CineMag
  • Standard on-camera-controls
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • Convenient "Quiet Fans" mode for vibration-sensitive applications



The Phantom v1210 camera is a no-nonsense workhorse member of Phantom® v-Series family of 1 megapixel digital ultra high-speed cameras and is designed with versatility and flexibility in mind. The v1210 is the ideal solution for applications that require capturing high-resolution images at ultra-high speeds, serving as an excellent tool for scientists, researchers, and engineers.

With our proprietary widescreen CMOS sensor, the v1210 can acquire and save up to 12 Gigapixels-per-second of data. That means at its full megapixel resolution of 1280 x 800, you can achieve up to 12,000 frames-per-second (fps). At reduced resolutions, the v1210 offers frame rates of up to 571,000 fps. Further underscoring its versatility, the camera can be ordered with our unique FAST option (export controlled), which enables frame rates up to 820,000 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 v1210 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. Or, they can be configured as a single 4:4:4 Dual-Link HD-SDI port.

In internal mechanical shutter allows for hands-free automatic and/or remote black references.

The camera comes with a Nikon F-mount that also supports G-mount lenses. Or, you can choose to equip your camera with a C-mount, Canon EF mount (for remote lens control), or a PL mount.

The v1210 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 v1210. This feature lets you save any shot from high-speed RAM to a Cinemag in seconds. The camera comes in color and monochrome versions.

What's in the Box...

  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Capture cable
  • Phantom PCC software
  • Getting Started Guide