Phantom S991

The Phantom S991 from Vision Research is a high-speed machine vision camera that uses the same sensor as the Flex4K, 9 Mpx resolution, and advanced CoaXPress-over-Fiber technology, ideal for capturing high-speed events with exceptional detail.


Phantom S991 High-Speed Machine Vision Camera

The Phantom S991 by Vision Research is a state-of-the-art high-speed machine vision camera that combines high resolution and extreme frame rates to deliver exceptional performance for demanding applications. With a throughput of 9Gpx/sec (70 Gbps), the S991 achieves over 900 fps at full 4K resolution and can reach frame rates of over 70,000 fps at reduced resolutions. This camera employs CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CXPoF) with CXP-12, the latest in high-speed machine vision technology, ensuring high throughput with ease of use and very low latency data transfer.

The S991 features a 9 Mpx resolution with a 6.75μm pixel size and 12-bit capabilities, offering high image quality with low noise and high dynamic range. The camera’s flexible design includes both rolling and global shutter options, allowing users to tailor the system to their specific needs. This makes the Phantom S991 ideal for a wide range of high-speed imaging applications, including industrial automation, quality control, scientific research, and more.


  • Extreme High-Speed Imaging: Achieves frame rates of over 70,000 fps at reduced resolutions.

  • High Throughput: Delivers up to 9Gpx/sec (70 Gbps) using CoaXPress-over-Fiber (CXPoF) with CXP-12.

  • High Resolution: 9 Mpx resolution with 6.75μm pixel size and 12-bit capabilities.

  • Flexible Shutter Options: Available with both rolling and global shutter modes.

  • 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 and high dynamic range.

  • User-Friendly Design: Simple setup and easy-to-use interface for quick deployment.

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

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

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

  • 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 and Rolling Shutter

  • Resolution: 4096 x 2304

  • Pixel Size: 6.75 μm

  • Bit Depth: 12-bit or 8-bit

  • Frame Rates:

    • Max Resolution: 937 fps (8-bit)

    • 1 Megapixel: 2,640 fps (8-bit)

    • Maximum: 52,080 fps (8-bit)

  • Exposure: Minimum exposure of 5 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: 3.2 kg

  • Operating Temperature: 0 to +50˚C

  • Storage Temperature: -20 to +70˚C

FPS and Resolution

Resolution 4096 x 2304 3072 x 2000 1280 x 800 1024 x 128 2304 x 32 2048 x 16 128 x 4 (1 Bank)
FPS 937 1.070 2.640 14.200 37.710 52.080 72.910