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AMETEK Vision Research Launches Phantom T3610 and TMX 5010 Ultrahigh-Speed Cameras With Back Side Illumination

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

AMETEK Vision Research Launches Phantom T3610 and TMX 5010
Ultrahigh-Speed Cameras With Back Side Illumination

WAYNE, NJ (July 13, 2021) – Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, introduces two models in its Ultrahigh-speed performance line of Phantom® cameras. Featuring a breakthrough CMOS sensor with back side illumination (BSI), the new T3610 and TMX 5010 cameras sustain their image throughput with optimized light sensitivity for high frame rates and sub-microsecond exposures.

Joining our T-Series platform, the Phantom T3610 achieves significantly higher frame rates of 38,040 frames per second (fps) at 1280 x 800 resolution and up to 875,000 fps at reduced resolution. T-Series benefits include a compact form factor and lower power requirements, enabling greater portability and flexibility with tripods and other support.

The TMX 5010 joins our TMX 6410 and 7510 cameras as the entry point to the TMX family. Benefits include a higher RAM capacity up to 512 gigabytes (GB), a higher partition offering of 511 segments, standard 10Gb Ethernet with a rugged RJ45 port, and the ability to upgrade to higher throughput models at a later date.

Both the T3610 and TMX 5010 camera models include features designed to maximize image capture and workflow flexibility, including a 2x2 binned mode for higher vertical resolution at the camera’s top frame rates. Their BSI sensor technology also provides greater sensitivity and sustained throughput by placing the photoactive surface above the circuitry. This design provides a direct route for photons and improves signal efficiency. Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR) is also included to capture detail in flashes and saturated highlights.

Key Specifications


TMX 5010

Maximum resolution

1280 x 800

Frame rate at maximum resolution

38,040 fps

50,725 fps

Maximum frame rate (standard mode)

875,000 at 1280 x 32*

583,330 at 1280 x 64;

1.16 million fps at 1280 x 32*

Maximum frame rate (binned mode)

875,000 at 640 x 64*

583,330 at 640 x 128;

1.16 million fps at 640 x 64*

Minimum exposure

1 microsecond (standard);

190 nanoseconds*

1 microsecond (standard);

95 nanoseconds*

Native ISO

40,000D (mono), 12,500D (color)

Maximum available RAM memory

256 GB

512 GB

10Gb Ethernet



CineMag compatibility



Size and weight

5 x 5 x 8 inches; 10 pounds

7 x 7 x 11.7 inches; 20 pounds

*with export-controlled FAST option

The T3610 will begin shipping in August, while the TMX 5010 is shipping now

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About Vision Research
Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensable across a wide variety of applications, including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, packaging, and digital cinematography.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality.

Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital camera technology and sensor design, including a technical Emmy and an Academy Award®. Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to™.

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2020 sales of more than $4.5 billion. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit