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.
i-SPEED 5 Series Key Features
- Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
- 2.1 Megapixels
- Pixel size 13.5µm
- 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
i-SPEED 510 Features
- 10 Gpx/s throughput
- Full HD resolution to 4,980 fps, maintaining higher resolution at higher speeds
- 10,000 fps @ 1176 x 870 pixels
- Global electronic shutter – 1µs up to 293ns*
i-SPEED 513 Features
- 13 Gpx/s throughput
- Full HD resolution to 6,382 fps, maintaining higher resolution at higher speeds
- 10,000 fps @ 1344 x 984 pixels
- Global electronic shutter – 1µs up to 277ns*
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
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
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
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
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
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
1µs to 293ns* electronic shutter
1,000,000 fps max frame rate
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
1µs to 277ns* electronic shutter
1,000,000 fps max frame rate
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.
Additional resolutions & speeds available on request.
Specifications current as of January 2022 and are subject to change.
ISO Expandable to 125000
ISO Expandable to 32000
One Million FPS Can’t Be Wrong
Download the iX Cameras i-SPEED 5 Series datasheet PDF
|Sensor type||Custom CMOS|
|Sensor resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Sensor size||25.92 x 14.58 mm|
|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||1μs 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 ||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 1μs|
|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)|
|Power consumption||110W nominal, 150W max|
|Mounting||1/4–20 & 3/8–16 tripod plate|
|Lens mount||Custom, swappable lens plate|
|Safety||BS EN61010-1 (camera), IEC60950 (PSU)|
|CE marking||EMC directive (camera), EMC directive, LV directive (PSU)|
|Lead free||RoHS directive|
|IP rating||IP 20|
|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 ||IXV, AVI (compressed or uncompressed)|
|Image sequence formats||TIFF, JPG, RAW|
|Remote control||via supplied software|
|Standard control||Control ONE|
|Premium control||Control MULTI-DAQ|
|Editing||i-SPEED Movie Maker|
|Analysis||Xcitex ProAnalyst® Lite|
|Utilities||i-SPEED Lens Calculator, i-SPEED Viewer|
|Software Developers Kit||C++, LabView|
|Synchronized data acquisition||USB DAQ, 8 options|
|Language||Local language (where available)|
|CDUe||Portable touchscreen controller display unit|
|Memory||18GB standard, 36GB, 72GB, 96GB or 144GB|
|Shutter time||510 – 1µs standard, 293ns min (export restricted)
513 – 1µs standard, 277ns 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|
 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 you to set the number of frames to be recorded during the burst. The trigger can be pressed multiple times until the memory buffer is full.
 The IXV format is a proprietary video format allowing greater control over bit depth and processing, but is only readable with i-SPEED 2.0 Viewer software.