Shortly after the introduction of the Phantom v642, Vision Research has announced another high-speed camera, the Phantom Miro M320S. Being the v642’s smaller sibling, the M320S needs not be ashamed of its specifications. It might not feature a 2k sensor like the v642, but its maximum frame rate of 1,540 fps at Full-HD resolution is pretty impressive still. When the resolution is reduced, things get even more impressive: 3,280 fps @ 1280×720 HD, 8,490 fps @ 640×480 and an unbelievable 325,000 fps @ 128×8 (although one has to wonder how useful that resolution will be in real world application).
The Miro M320S is more compact than the v642, is rugged, and comes with Canon E, 35mm PL, Nikon F or C mount. Video can be stored internally in a 3, 6 or 12 GB flash memory, or on an external CineFlash drive with up to 240 Gigabytes of non-volatile flash storage. The M320S can output video via an HD-SDI interface or via Ethernet, while the CineFlash drive connects to a PC via an eSATA interface. The camera can be outfitted with several accessories, such as the Phantom RCU, which connects via HD-SDI and doubles as an external monitor.
- HD-SDI video output, for 720p, 1080psf and 1080i monitoring
- Canon EOS, Nikon F, 35mm PL, and C lens mounts
- Size & Weight: 7.5 x 3.5 x 4 inches, 19 x 9 x 10 cm, Weight: 3.0 lbs, 1.4 kg
- Internal Mechanical Shutter
- Phantom RCU compatible
- Standard rechargeable battery
- Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
- Image-Based Auto-Trigger
- Continuous Recording
- Gb Ethernet on camera, eSata on CineFlash Dock