Wayne, NJ, Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision Research, the leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, is enhancing its popular v-Series line of 1 megapixel (1Mpx) ultrahigh-speed cameras. New Phantom v2011, v1611, and v1211 cameras now have almost 30% more light sensitivity, provide better image quality, and more lighting flexibility than the predecessor versions of the Phantom® v2010, v1610, and v1210.
"After announcing the world's fastest camera, the Phantom v2511, in July, many of our customers requested the same increased lighting sensitivity and flexibility on the entire v-Series line. Always open to customer requests, Vision Research has taken numerous customer requests over the years and turned them into new camera features," comments Rick Robinson, Director of Marketing for Vision Research.
"The v2511's increased sensitivity was immediately popular, and we realized by implementing this enhancement across our entire ultrahigh-speed camera line, it would have a dramatic impact on our customers' user experience. Having the increased sensitivity, better picture quality and extra flexibility on the ultrahigh-speed 1 Mpx line make shooting in low-light and difficult-to-light scenarios less difficult."
As with the newly released v2511, all ultrahigh-speed Phantom cameras now have sensitivity as high as ISO 6400 (daylight illumination) for color images and ISO 32,000 for monochrome images. In addition to lessening the challenges created by low-light scenarios, the improved ISO gives consumers the option to use a faster shutter speed, which can reduce motion blur and result in clearer images. Users also may find that they can now use lenses with smaller apertures, which typically are less expensive and easier to acquire.
Since the Phantom v2011, v1611, and v1211 are built on the same proven platform as the previous generation of Phantom ultrahigh-speed 1Mpx cameras, they are fully compatible with all current accessories and software options. This eliminates the additional expense of purchasing new accessories as well as additional training time, both of which are often synonymous with upgrades.
The updated v-Series begins shipping in November. Vision Research also operates a number of AMEcare performance sites around the world for truly global service, training and support. For more information please visit: www.visionresearch.com/Service--Support/.
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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, sports broadcast, TV production 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™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit www.visionresearch.com.
Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.
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