One million frames per second can't be wrong. i-SPEED 5 Series. The Perfect Balance of Speed, Size & Memory.

iX Cameras i-SPEED 5 Series.


iX Cameras i-SPEED 510 & 513


Over 6,300 fps at full HD resolution – 1920 x 1080 pixels with a maximum frame rate of one million frames per second.

iX Cameras i-SPEED 5 Series high-speed video camera.

i-SPEED 5 Series Key Features

Common Features

  • Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 2.1 Megapixels
  • Pixel size 13.5 µm
  • Maximum frame rate – 1,000,000 fps
  • Mono 16000 – ISO Expandable to 125000
  • Color 4000 – ISO Expandable to 32000
  • Up to 144GB of memory for long recordings or multiple buffers (learn more)
  • Up to 8TB internal SSD capacity
  • Additional XSSD storage for fast data transfer
  • Compatible with Nikon F mount, C mount & Canon EF mount lenses
  • Tablet control via touchscreen CDUe for simple operation
  • Fully compatible with the i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0 for advanced functions
  • Upgrade path between models

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i-SPEED 510 Features


i-SPEED 513 Features

*export restricted

iX Cameras i-SPEED JBOX feature image.


iX Cameras i-SPEED® JBOX delivers the ultimate cable management solution to simplify and control multi-camera setups. Easily connect and control any combination of up to four i-SPEED 203, i-SPEED 5 Series and i-SPEED 7 Series ultra high-speed video cameras to get the job done right.

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The Perfect Balance of Speed, Size & Memory.

 The i-SPEED 5 Series from iX Cameras includes new mid-range cameras designed with value in mind. These cameras strike the perfect balance between speed, size, and memory. Equipped with a state of the art full HD resolution sensor, there’s plenty of power for laboratories, research and test range applications. Up to 144GB of memory in a compact package for long duration recording and still be able to fit the camera into tight areas and lab spaces. Incorporating a truly innovative internal cooling system, these cameras are environmentally sealed and the first in their class for use in highly demanding environments.

Intuitive Versatile Control

iX Cameras CDUe touchscreen tablet.

The i-SPEED 5 Series offers the most versatile and varied output and control options available, allowing the ultimate freedom to use the camera in a variety of applications and industries. Whether you’re controlling it through the touchscreen CDUe (control display unit) or a PC, you’ll use an intuitive control system, allowing for quick recording, playback, cropping and saving of clips. Multiple video outputs allow for instant streaming of camera images, third-party connectivity and live interaction. Standard and rugged Ethernet connections and dedicated discrete connectors for trigger, sync, and exposure functions provide easy access connectivity for scientific applications.

State of the Art 1080p HD Sensor

iX Cameras i-SPEED 5 Series 12-bit CMOS sensor.

The heart of the i-SPEED 5 Series is a custom 12-bit CMOS light sensitive image sensor capable of recording 6,382 fps at full HD resolution, 1920 x 1080 pixels, with a maximum frame rate of 1,000,000 fps*. Exposure times from 1µs up to 293ns are achieveable with the standard and fast mode shutter options*.

SSD Storage & Transfer Solutions

iX Cameras XSSD 1TB storage solution.

The i-SPEED 5 Series cameras feature a blazing fast internal solid-state drive starting at 500GB and maxing out at 8TB for your data acquisition. The cameras also feature a bay for swappable SSD media so you can store and transfer large video files quickly and with ease from the camera to your computer.

iX Cameras XSSDs are available in a variety of industry-leading storage capacities – 250GB, 500GB, 1T and 2TB for your ultimate high volume transfer solution.

Innovative Internal Cooling System

iX Cameras i-SPEED 5 Series high-speed video camera.

This camera is powerful enough to be used on ballistics ranges, in environmental chambers, in bespoke test environments and in laboratories. To make the camera more robust and resistant to environmental effects, the engineers designed a completely new cooling system that extracts heat from the sensor and electronics without airflow. This unique technology allows the camera’s electronics to stay cool and keeps the image sensor completely sealed. No airflow in or near the internal optical system – ideal for DIC, PIV, motion analysis and other test technologies that rely on black level reference.

i-SPEED 5 Series At a Glance

 i-SPEED 510 logo.

The Perfect Mid-Range Camera for Research, Ballistics & Testing

10 Gpx/s throughput
4,980 fps @ 1920 x 1080
10,000 fps @ 1176 x 870
Mono & Color
1 µs to 293 ns* electronic shutter
1,000,000 fps max frame rate 

i-SPEED 513 logo.

The Ultimate Mid-Range High Resolution, High-Speed Camera

13 Gpx/s throughput
6,382 fps @ 1920 x 1080
10,000 fps @ 1344 x 984
Mono & Color
1 µs to 277 ns* electronic shutter
1,000,000 fps max frame rate

i-SPEED 5 Series logo.

Memory up to 144GB

More memory is ideal for long recordings and when using multiple buffers for your research. The internal memory may be allocated as a single buffer or divided up to 16 separate buffers, allowing for multiple recordings without pausing to save between recording sessions. More is better.

The i-SPEED 510 & 513 are configured with 18GB RAM and can be upgraded to 36GB, 72GB, 96GB or 144GB.

Frame Rates, Resolutions & Recording Durations to RAM

The i-SPEED 510 and 513 models share results at frame rates less than 5,000 fps. At 5,000 fps and greater, the 510 results are on the left with the 513 results on the right for comparison. Numbers in bold represent the results for the optimal frame rates at full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) of the 510 and 513 models.

i-SPEED 5 Series Frame Rates, Resolutions & Recording Durations to RAM.

Additional resolutions & speeds available on request.


i-SPEED 5 Series

Tech Specs

Specifications current as of  January 2022 and are subject to change.



ISO Expandable to 125000



ISO Expandable to 32000

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Sensor type Custom CMOS
Sensor resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Sensor size 25.92 x 14.58 mm
Sensor diagonal 29.74 mm
Pixel size 13.5 μm
Bit depth 12-bit (36-bit color)
Sensitivity (Gain) Mono: 16000 native – ISO expandable to 125000
Color: 4000 native – ISO expandable to 32000
Maximum frame rate 1,000,000 fps
Shutter type Global exposure
Shutter time standard 1 μs min
Shutter time fast mode 510 – 293ns min (export restricted)
513 – 277ns min (export restricted)


Synchronization & Capture
Trigger TTL T0 to 0–100%
Trigger modes [1] Circular, ROC, BROC
Sync 10Hz – 350kHz
Luminance histogram Iris setting aid tool
i-CHEQ 360 Camera status LEDs
i-FOCUS Focusing aid tool
i-EXPOSURE High/low exposure highlight
Control PC or CDUe
IRIG input IRIG–B to 1 μs
IRIG sync Camera sync to IRIG
Internal memory (RAM) 18GB standard, configurable to 144GB


Physical & Environmental
Dimensions (WHL) 5 x 5.1 x 12 inches (127 x 129 x 305 mm)
Weight (with battery) 9.9 lb (4.5 kg)
Input voltage 14–36V
Power consumption 110W nominal, 150W max
Mounting 1/4–20 & 3/8–16 tripod plate
Lens mount Custom, swappable lens plate
EMC EN55032-A, EN55024
Safety BS EN61010-1 (camera), IEC60950 (PSU)
CE marking EMC directive (camera), EMC directive, LV directive (PSU)
Lead free RoHS directive
WEEE Compliant
IP rating IP20
Temperature Operation: 14° to 122° F (-10° to 50° C)
Storage: -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)
Pressure 71 to 106 kPa
Relative humidity 95% at 104° F noncondensing
Power input connector LEMO 4-Pin
Trigger input BNC 75 Ω
I/O connector LEMO 10-Pin, trigger in / sync / sync out / exposure out / remote power


Video outputs HD-SDI, HDMI
USB USB 3 port
Network 1Gb Ethernet port using RJ-45 connector, LEMO 10-Pin
Video formats [2] IXV, AVI (compressed or uncompressed)
Image sequence formats TIFF, JPG, RAW
Ethernet control 1Gb/s
Remote control via supplied software


PC Software
Standard control Control ONE
Premium control Control MULTI-DAQ
Editing i-SPEED Movie Maker
Analysis Xcitex ProAnalyst® Lite
Viewer i-SPEED Viewer
Utilities i-SPEED Lens Calculator, i-SPEED Viewer
Software Development Kit C++, LabView
Synchronized data acquisition USB DAQ, 8 options
Language Local language (where available)


Purchasing Options
CDUe Portable touchscreen controller display unit
Sensor Color/Mono
Memory 18GB standard, 36GB, 72GB, 96GB or 144GB
Shutter time 510 – 1 µs standard, 293 ns min (export restricted)
513 – 1 µs standard, 277 ns min (export restricted)
Internal SSD 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB
External XSSD 500GB, 1TB & 2TB available
Lens mounts Nikon F mount, C mount & Canon EF mount
Warranty one-year limited warranty, up to three years coverage available
Control PC or CDUe


[1] Select from three trigger modes: Circular – camera is triggered manually or with software.
ROC (Record on Command) – press trigger to record, release to stop.
BROC (Burst Record on Command) – allows number of frames to be set and recorded during burst. Trigger can be pressed multiple times until memory buffer is full.

[2] The IXV format is a proprietary video format allowing greater control over bit depth and processing; readable with i-SPEED 2.0 Viewer only.


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