Phantom S641

The Phantom S641 from Vision Research is a high-speed machine vision camera that offers frame rates exceeding 200,000 fps, 4 Mpx resolution, and advanced CoaXPress-over-Fiber technology, ideal for capturing high-speed events with exceptional detail.


Phantom S641 High-Speed Machine Vision Camera

The Phantom S641 by Vision Research is a cutting-edge high-speed machine vision camera that offers unparalleled performance and flexibility for a wide range of applications. With its ability to achieve frame rates of over 200,000 fps at reduced resolutions and deliver up to 6Gpx/sec (48 Gbps), the S641 stands out as a powerful tool for capturing high-speed events with exceptional detail. The camera’s 4 Mpx resolution, combined with a 10μm pixel size and 12-bit capabilities, ensures high-quality imaging with low noise and exceptional clarity.

The Phantom S641 employs CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CXPoF) with CXP-12, the latest in high-speed machine vision technology, to provide high throughput with ease of use. This system allows for flexible data transfer with low latency through two simple cables. Additionally, the S641 features multiple Regions of Interest (ROI) capabilities, enhancing efficiency by focusing on critical parts of the event, thereby reducing data transfer and allowing higher frame rates.


  • Extreme High-Speed Imaging: Achieves frame rates of over 200,000 fps at reduced resolutions.

  • High Throughput: Delivers up to 6Gpx/sec (48 Gbps) using CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CXPoF) with CXP-12.

  • High Resolution: 4 Mpx resolution with 10μm pixel size and 12-bit capabilities.

  • Multiple ROI’s: Up to 2 flexibly located Regions-of-Interest to optimize data transfer and capture efficiency.

  • Low Latency Data Transfer: Reliable data transfer with very low latency using CoaXPress-over-Fiber technology.

  • Exceptional Image Quality: High image quality with low noise, providing detailed and clear images.

  • Flexible ROI Placement: Regions-of-Interest can be flexibly placed in either the top half or bottom half of the image.

  • Dual Event Capture: Each ROI feeds directly to its own frame grabber, allowing the camera to capture 2 events simultaneously.

  • Robust Connectivity: Includes multiple QSFP+ ports, BNC ports, and Ethernet for programming.

  • Versatile Lens Mounts: Standard F Mount with optional EOS, C, M42, and PL mounts.

  • Active Cooling: Built-in active cooling system with an optional Quiet mode for reduced noise operation.

  • Wide Dynamic Range: Features Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR) and Auto Exposure for optimal image capture in varying lighting conditions.

  • User-Friendly Design: Simple set-up and easy-to-use interface for quick deployment in various applications.

  • High Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Maximum SNR of 41.7 dB for mono and 45.1 dB for color, ensuring clarity in captured images.

  • Durable Construction: Designed to withstand operational shocks and vibrations according to MIL-STD-202H standards.

  • Global Support: Supported by Vision Research’s global service network, ensuring reliable assistance and PhantomCare services.

Technical Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS with Global Shutter

  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600

  • Pixel Size: 10 μm

  • Bit Depth: 12-bit or 8-bit

  • Frame Rates:

    • Max Resolution: 1,450 fps (12-bit)

    • 1 Megapixel: 5,180 fps

    • Maximum: 231,400 fps

  • Exposure: Minimum exposure of 1 μs

  • Connectivity: CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CXPoF) with CXP-12, QSFP+ ports, Ethernet

  • Power: 80W 24V power supply, 16-32 VDC range

  • Dimensions: 125 x 125 x 159.7 mm

  • Weight: 2.4 kg

  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +50˚C

  • Storage Temperature: -20 to +70˚C

FPS and Resolution

Resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1600 1280 x 1600 1280 x 800 1024 x 720 640 x 680 512 x 512 128 x 8
FPS 1.490 1.900 2.610 5.180 6.740 9.620 14.280 231.400