iX Cameras i-SPEED 7 Series, the next generation hero image.


On January 6, 2021,  iX Cameras announced their next generation i-SPEED 7 Series ultra high-speed video cameras. Three models featuring new 3.2MP AST sensors with 2072 x 1536 resolution, frame rates up to 2.45 million fps, throughput up to 27.1 gigapixels per second, and encased in a new High-G body design.

717 • 721 • 727

Loaded with Features & Options

Perfect for ballistics, fluid dynamics, PIV (particle image velocimetry), DIC (digital image correlation), and a wide range of industrial & scientific research applications in the lab and in the field.


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The Next Generation



iX Cameras i-SPEED 717, 721 & 727

Bullet-stopping speed & groundbreaking 2K resolution at 2072 x 1536 pixels.

i-SPEED 7 Series Next Generation ultra high-speed video camera.

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At a Glance

up to 2.45 million fps

maximum frame rate

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internal memory

36GB standard, upgrade to 72GB, 96GB, 144GB or 288GB

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5,315 fps @ 2072 x 1536

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7,960 fps @ 1920 x 1080

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6,642 fps @ 2072 x 1536

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9,944 fps @ 1920 x 1080

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8,512 fps @ 2072 x 1536

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12,742 fps @ 1920 x 1080

Shared Features

* Export restricted | †Patent Pending

3.2MP AST CMOS sensor
2072 x 1536 resolution
13.5 µm pixel size
Up to 2.45 million fps max speed *
Mono 16000 – ISO expandable to 125000
Color 4000 – ISO expandable to 32000

Up to 2TB internal SSD
Up to 2TB external xSSD
Electromechanical shutter
Synchronized Integrated Lighting Control †
Video Trigger
Direct Connect Rear Panel

Rugged High-G Rated body
Removable handle
Mounting points for accessories
2 Internal batteries
Control Display Unit (CDUe)
Model Upgrade Program

AST – Advanced Sensor Technology.

Bigger, Brighter, Faster.

Next Generation Ultra High-Speed AST CMOS Sensor

Introducing iX Cameras’ next generation Advanced Sensor Technology 3.2MP, 2072 x 1536 AST CMOS sensor with high sensitivity and high resolution to Experience the Invisible.

iX Cameras designs and develops its own state-of-the-art proprietary sensors, launching their AST initiative in 2018 with the 1920 x 1080 FHD sensor used in the i-SPEED 5 Series. The next generation i-SPEED 7 Series cameras feature the new 3.2MP, 2072 x 1536 AST sensor with increased light sensitivity, enhanced image clarity, proprietary black level control for deeper blacks and low noise, and ultra high resolution at speeds that reach 2.45 million frames per second and up to 27.1 gigapixels per second throughput.


Unparalleled Throughput

The resolution of the new AST CMOS has been increased to 2072 x 1536 pixels with throughput speeds up to 27.1GP/s – that’s 27.1 billion pixels processed every second – at even higher frame rates. The balance between resolution and frame rate produces amazingly clear images at impressive resolutions that are critical for accurate motion analysis.


i-SPEED 7 Series G2 throughput graph.




i-SPEED 7 G2 AST sensor spectral response curves graph.

iX Cameras 3.2MP AST sensor.


AST – Advanced Sensor Technology.

Sensor Highlights

  • 3.2 Megapixel AST CMOS Sensor
  • 2072 x 1536 Resolution
  • 13.5 µm Pixel Size
  • 27.1GP/s Throughput
  • Optimized Full Well Capacity
  • Full 12-Bit Dynamic Range
  • Dynamic Pixel Control
  • New Sensor Drive Engine
  • Exceptional Light Sensitivity

New Features & Benefits

so you can get the job done right.

The next generation i-SPEED 7 Series are loaded with features & options – perfect for ballistics, fluid dynamics, PIV, DIC, and a wide range of industrial & scientific research applications in the lab and in the field.

iX Cameras rugged High-G Next Generation i-SPEED 7 Series camera in the field.

Rugged High-G Rated Body Design

The next generation i-SPEED 7 Series rugged design features a High-G rated two-piece aluminum enclosure for exceptional protection in the lab and in challenging field environments. The redesigned all aluminum enclosure includes a removable handle to provide greater flexibility when mounting the camera to a static frame and in tight spaces. Removing the handle exposes two of four mounting points to facilitate the connection of accessories such as the new CDUe, lights, booms, & more. 

iX Cameras Next Generation i-SPEED 7 Series camera front view.

Electromechanical Shutter

Continuing the tradition of developing easy-to-use cameras, iX Cameras added an optional electromechanical shutter to the next generation i-SPEED 7 Series. This new feature enables remote reference, automated calibration, and sensor protection during lens changes. The electromechanical shutter makes the next generation i-SPEED 7 Series ideal for field work where the camera is at a distance from the user and for DIC & PIV applications where the camera must not be moved after a calibration frame.

iX Cameras Next Generation i-SPEED 7 Series camera rear panel.

Direct Connect Rear Panel Layout

The rear panel of the next generation i-SPEED 7 Series features a new layout with more BNC connections to eliminate the feature lead. The Trigger, Sync IN/OUT and Exposure OUT ports are now conveniently located on the rear panel. Exposure OUT doubles it’s capacity by handling the new Synchronized Integrated Lighting Control (SILC).

iX Cameras Next Generation i-SPEED 7 Series camera with i-CHEQ.

i-CHEQ Status Monitoring

Monitor your camera’s status at a glance and in real-time with i-CHEQ 360. View in-camera details for single or multiple camera setups with Remote i-CHEQ, part of the i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0. Understand your camera’s exact status using the three variable color lights on the front of the camera and mirrored inside the control software.

i-SPEED 7 Series G2 battery indicators.

Unplug & Go with Internal Batteries

The optional battery set adds to the portability of the next generation i-SPEED 7 Series camera, providing a one-hour charge and can be swapped with another set for extended use. Data security is essential when tests are difficult to repeat or where the threat of power loss exists. Ensure that your video will be secure and intact with internal batteries that engage as soon as external power is lost.

iX Cameras i-SPEED 7 Series G2 internal and external storage options.

Internal & External SSD Storage

Recording at high speeds and high resolutions produces huge amounts of data for your research. The next generation i-SPEED 7 Series cameras can be configured with up to 2TB of internal SSD storage to handle the job. Quickly and seamlessly transfer data from the camera’s internal RAM to secure, non-volatile SSD for subsequent analysis – all without touching the camera. Greater storage capacity allows you to store more recordings and conduct tests in rapid succession without taking the time to offload your data.

Swappable SSD technology allows you to transfer high resolution images and video files between the i-SPEED 7 Series and your computer. The external solid state drive xSSD memory cartridges are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities – the ideal solution for secure, non-volatile storage of large image & video files without interrupting your video capture process.

iX Cameras Next Generation i-SPEED 7 Series CDUe.

Revolutionary CDUe for Complete Camera Control

The industry unique CDUe (control display unit) makes operating the camera quick, intuitive, and portable. The CDUe easily allows you to frame your field of view, set resolution, frame rate and shutter speed, record and review with the touch of a finger. Combine the CDUe with battery option for the camera and take your system to the field without the need of a laptop or power supply.

i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0 SILC panel.

Synchronized Integrated Lighting Control *

The i-SPEED Software Suite 2.0 Control Multi-DAQ includes the new Synchronized Integrated Lighting Control (SILC) – allowing you to accurately control external lighting independent of the camera’s exposure duration. SILC features three modes for you to set up a single pulse per frame, a double pulse per frame, or change the pulse duration on alternating frames. This feature is ideal for LED and PIV laser illumination where the timing of the light in relation to the exposure can be precisely controlled. Delay, duration, and relative position for each pulse can be defined, allowing for superior lighting control and advanced camera synchronization – the possibilities are endless.

* Patent Pending

iX Cameras real-time health monitor.

Real-Time Health Monitor

Observe the camera’s internal condition and external environment. Use Quiet Mode to turn off fans and prevent vibration in microscopic applications. Monitor battery status, voltage information, fan speed, and camera temperature.

iX Cameras i-SPEED JBOX feature image.

i-SPEED® JBOX – Multi-Camera Control & Cable Management Solution

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.


Memory up to 288GB

The next generation i-SPEED 7 Series models are configured with 36GB RAM and can be upgraded to 72GB, 96GB, 144GB or 288GB. 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.

Frame Rates, Resolutions & Recording Durations to RAM

The i-SPEED 7 Series models share recording duration results at frame rates up to 5,315 fps. The optimal frame rates and recording times at 2K resolution and FHD (full high-definition) resolution for each camera model are highlighted in the chart below.

i-SPEED 7 Series G2 Frame Rates, Resolutions & Recording Durations to RAM.

Additional resolutions & speeds available on request. Cameras with frame rates higher than 225,000 fps are optional. Specifications subject to change.

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          The Next Generation

Tech Specs

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



ISO Expandable to 125000



ISO Expandable to 32000

Download the Hadland Imaging i-SPEED 7 Series G2 datasheet PDF.

2.45 Million FPS Can’t Be Wrong
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i-SPEED 7 Series datasheet PDF

Sensor Type Custom AST CMOS
Sensor Resolution 2072 x 1536 pixels
Sensor Size 27.972 x 20.736 mm
Sensor Diagonal 34.82 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
Frame Rate 225,000 fps standard
1,000,000 fps* optional
2,450,000 fps* maximum
Shutter Type Global exposure
Shutter Integration Time 1 μs minimum standard
optional fast modes 168 ns* @ 2.45 million fps
277 ns* @ 1 million fps
WDR Wide Dynamic Range


Synchronization & Capture
Trigger TTL T0 to 0–100%
Trigger modes [1] Circular, ROC, BROC
Sync 10Hz – 350kHz
Luminance Histogram Iris & light assistance
i-CHEQ 360 Camera status LEDs
i-FOCUS Focusing & depth of field information
i-EXPOSURE High/low exposure highlight
Control PC or CDUe
IRIG Input IRIG–B to sub 1 μs
Internal Memory (RAM) 36GB standard, configurable to 288GB


Physical & Environmental
Dimensions (WHL) 5.75 x 6.0 x 14.75 inches (143.5 x 150 x 374 mm)
Weight (with batteries) 18.7 lb (8.5 kg)
Input Voltage 12–36V
Power Consumption 150W nominal, 200W max
Mounting 1/4–20 & 3/8–16 tripod plate
Battery 2x 14.4V 90Wh
Battery Life 1 hour (with both batteries installed)
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
G-shock 30 g @ 11 ms IEC 68-2-27 Ea
30 g @ 2 ms IEC 68-2-29 Eb
Power Input Connector LEMO 6-Pin
Trigger Input BNC 75 Ω
I/O Connector LEMO 10-Pin, 12V, Remote Power, IRIG-IN, GPIO 0, 1, GPI 2, Trigger In


Video Outputs HD-SDI, HDMI
Network 1Gb Ethernet port using RJ-45 connector
Video formats [2] IXV, AVI (compressed or uncompressed)
Image Sequence Formats TIFF, JPG, RAW
Ethernet Control 1Gb
Remote Control via supplied software


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


Purchasing Options
CDUe Portable touchscreen control unit
Sensor Mono or Color
Memory 36GB standard,72GB, 96GB, 144GB, 192GB or 288GB
Optional Frame Rates 1,000,000 fps*
2,450,000 fps* maximum
Shutter Integration Time 1 μs standard,
277 ns* @ 1M fps
168 ns* @ 2.45M fps
Internal SSD 500GB, 1TB or 2TB available
External xSSD 250GB, 500GB, 1TB & 2TB available
Lens mounts Nikkor D F mount with or without shutter
Nikkor G F mount with or without shutter
C mount & Canon EF mount
Warranty two-year limited warranty, up to three years coverage available
Internal Batteries Set of two batteries

* Export restricted.
† Cameras must be powered on above 32° F (0° C) and can operate down to -14° F (-10° C).

[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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