Cameras for PIV

LaVision’s Imager camera family offers the widest range of PIV models in the market. No matter if highest priority is on spatial resolution, frame rate, sensitivity, inter-frame time or price there is always a best solution in our portfolio of state-of-the-art PIV cameras for your application.

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The MiniShaker is a camera family of different models of a 3D camera with four sensors aligned in a solid housing. The compact MiniShaker S needs a very small optical access only, whereas the MiniShaker L has a larger stereo base resulting in higher accuracy for the out-of-plane velocity component. The MiniShaker comes with frame rates of 121 Hz at full resolution (1983 x 1263 px) and up to 1 kHz at a reduced resolution of 704 x 358 px.
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Imager sCMOS camera contains a new generation of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) sensor and combines the advantages of modern CCD and CMOS sensor technologies resulting in an unsurpassed image quality and system performance. The high resolution 5.5 million pixel Imager sCMOS camera with extremely low readout noise and high frame rates of 50 Hz at full resolution offers excellent PIV performance for flow field imaging.

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Imager SX cameras are price-efficient high resolution and low noise digital cameras. The cameras are available with 4 million pixel or 5 million pixel spatial resolution and frame rates up to 30 Hz and 15 Hz, respectively.
Both models can be operated at full spatial resolution or in reduced resolution modes so that higher framerates can be achieved when required.

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Imager LX camera family is an advanced, high resolution, progressive scan, fully programmable CCD camera ideally for large flow field areas. The camera delivers up to 14 bit digital images and gives unsurpassed resolution from 8 million pixel to 29 million pixel combined with a short interframe time down to 0.3 µs. The camera is compact and is equipped with a modern Gigabit Ethernet interface for easy and fast data storing to the computer.

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Imager MX 4M is a very compact high sensitive 4 million pixel CMOS camera with frame rates up to 180 frames/s at full resolution covering the mid-speed range.

 

The Photron, Imager HS 4M and Phantom CMOS sensors with frame rates up to several kHz at highest spatial resolution. Like all other cameras LaVision’s high speed cameras are fully integrated in our DaVis software and are ready for use in time resolved PIV applications with double frame exposure and interframe times in the µs range.

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Overview

PIV cameras PIV cameras
 

PIV camera

resolution
[pixel]

frame rate

pixel size
[µm]

min. time interval
(dt)

digital output

Imager sCMOS 2.6k x 2.2k 50 Hz 6.5 x 6.5 120 ns 16 bit
Imager SX 4M 2360 x 1776 31 Hz 5.5 x 5.5 250 ns 12 bit
Imager MX 4M 2k x 2k 180 Hz 5.5 x 5.5 44 µs 8, 10, 12 bit
Imager LX 8M 3.3k x 2.5k 10.6 Hz 5.5 x 5.5 300 ns 8, 10, 12, 14 bit
Imager LX 11M 4.0k x 2.7k 6.5 Hz 9.0 x 9.0 300 ns 8, 10, 12, 14 bit
Imager LX 16M 4.9k x 3.3k 4.2 Hz 7.4 x 7.4 300 ns 8, 10, 12, 14 bit
Imager LX 29M 6.6k x 4.4k 2.4 Hz 5.5 x 5.5 300 ns 8, 10, 12, 14 bit
High-speed PIV cameras High-speed PIV cameras
 

PIV camera

resolution
[pixel]

pixel size
[µm]

min. time interval
(dt)

digital output

Imager HS 4M 2016x2016
up to 1.3 kHz 
11 x 11 3.15 µs 12 bit
FASTCAM Mini UX100 1280 x 1024
up to 4 kHz
10 x 10  1.5 µs 12 bit
FASTCAM Mini AX100 1024 x 1024
up to 4 kHz
20 x 20  2.5 µs 12 bit
FASTCAM Mini AX200 1024x1024
up to 6.4 kHz
20 x 20 2.5 µs 12 bit
FASTCAM SA-X2 1024x1024
up to 12.5 kHz
20 x 20 3 µs 12 bit
Phantom VEO 410L 1280 x 800
up to 5.2 kHz
20 x 20 tbd 12 bit
Phantom VEO 710L 1280x800
up to 7.4 kHz
20 x 20 tbd 12 bit
Phantom VEO 340L 2560 x 1600
up to 800 Hz
10 x 10 1.73 µs 12 bit
Phantom VEO 640L 2560 x 1600
up to 1.4 kHz
10 x 10 1.73 µs 12 bit
Phantom v1212 1280x800
up to 12.6 kHz
28 x 28 0.55 µs 12 bit
Phantom v1612 1280x800
up to 16.6 kHz
28 x 28 0.425 µs 12 bit
Phantom v2012 1280x800
up to 22.5 kHz
28 x 28 0.4 µs 12 bit
Phantom v2512 1280x800
up to 25.6 kHz
28 x 28 0.375 µs 12 bit
Phantom Miro LAB 110 1280x800
up to 1.6 kHz
20 x 20 0.5 µs 12 bit
Phantom Miro LAB 310 1280x800
up to 3.3 kHz
20 x 20 0.5 µs 12 bit
Phantom Miro LAB 320 1920x1200
up to 1.4 kHz
10 x 10 1.4 µs 12 bit
Phantom Miro LAB 340 2560 x 1600
up to 800 Hz
10 x 10 1.4 µs 12 bit