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Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2

up to 10 million fps with 6x the sensitivity of conventional video cameras

Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2 with power supply unit.

Shimadzu HPV-X2 & power supply

Setup. Control. Aquire.
Synchronize and operate multiple HPV-X2 cameras simultaneously for calibration and control using Correlated Solutions VIC-Snap Remote app for mobile devices and the VIC-3D System.

Extreme Sensitivity & Recording Speed – Best in its Class.

The HPV-X2 features a proprietary high-speed, high-sensitivity FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor, rated at ISO 16000 and captures 128 or 256 consecutive images at 1,000 to 10 million fps. The HPV-X2 connects to a PC laptop via Ethernet and supports various recording parameters combining numerous trigger and recording modes, including synchronization of multiple cameras for 3D DIC (digital image correlation). It truly is, the best in its class.


Visualization Technology:

A Driving Force Behind Science & Technology

Science and engineering have made dramatic progress thanks to visualization technology. Examples of visualization technology include the invention of microscopes, capable of enlarged observations of phenomena occurring in the microscopic domain, X-ray inspection systems, which enable the observation of images utilizing light at imperceptible wavelengths, and infrared cameras capable of recording thermal radiation (light wavelengths up to 14,000 nanometers), all invisible to the human eye,

Our eyes are incapable of capturing phenomena occurring at times shorter than 50 to 100 microseconds. As a result, high-speed video cameras are necessary in order to record phenomena occurring at intervals that cannot be seen with the human eye. The video can be replayed at a slower rate to visualize the high-speed phenomena. The Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video camera is the industry standard tool for visualizing ultra high-speed domains in a variety of fields, such as academics, aerospace, automotive, electronics, government, industrial, materials testing, military, medical, scientific. sports, technology, and others.

Featuring the FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor

Burst Method Enables Ultra High-Speed Recording

Image storage memory is located outside the image sensor on typical high-speed video cameras. The number of signal output taps are extremely small compared to the number of pixels. Video signal transfer from pixels to memory is a sequential, serial process and ultra high-speed recording of more than 1 million frames per second can’t be achieved.

Shimadzu’s FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor has been engineered to match the number of on-board memory to frames recorded. Video signal transfer from pixels to memory is a seamless, parallel transfer, making it possible for ultra high-speed video recording up to 10 million frames per second and high-resolution video recording up to 5 million frames per second.

Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor Based on CMOS Technology


Memory is positioned next to pixels on conventional, CCD burst image sensors. Problems with signal leakage from pixels to memory usually produce poor quality images. Shimadzu’s FTCMOS burst image sensor utilizes CMOS technology, spatially separating pixels and memory, achieving superior, high quality images without signal leaks.

Shimadzu’s FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor’s light sensitivity is rated at ISO 16000 – six times greater than the FTCMOS sensor, thanks to the adoption of our incredible new CMOS process.

Note: FTCMOS and FTCMOS2 sensors were developed through collaborative research with Prof. Shigetoshi Sugawa of Tohoku University. Patents: 04931160, 04844853 & 04844854

 Six Times Conventional Sensitivity with Improved Signal-to-Noise Ratio

FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor

Conventional FTCMOS Image Sensor

ISO 16000


Improved Sensitivity

The light sensitivity of the HPV-X2 has been improved six-fold compared to our conventional products by adopting the FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor. The resulting improvement in signal-to-noise ratio yields clearer images compared to conventional products using the same optical system.

Digital Image Correlation (DIC)

High-Speed Synchronized Recording Using Two HPV-X2 Cameras

Accurate synchronized recording can be performed using two HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video cameras at frame rates up to 10 million frames per second for invaluable visualization results for analysis.

3D Image Analysis Capability
Synchronize and operate multiple HPV-X2 cameras simultaneously for calibration and control using Correlated Solutions VIC-Snap Remote app for mobile devices and the VIC-3D System.

Synchronized Recording of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) Breakage Tensile Test

The Setup

Two HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video cameras positioned for DIC in front of Shimadzu’s AG-Xplus series precision universal testing machine.

The Results

Front and side view image results from the CFRP breakage test.

Synchronized Recording Speed: 1 million frames per second

Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2 ultra high-speed video camera brochure cover image.

Ten Million FPS Can’t Be Wrong
Download the Shimadzu Hyper Vision HPV-X2 brochure PDF

Hyper Vision HPV-X2

Tech Specs

Specifications current as of  October 2021 and are subject to change.

Camera Head
Lens Mount Nikon F-mount
Image Sensor FTCMOS2 Advanced Next-Generation Burst Image Sensor – ISO 16000
Recording Speed (frame rate) [1] HP Mode (half pixel): 10 Mfps, 5 Mfps (fixed)
FP Mode (full pixel): 5 Mfps (fixed)
both modes: variable recording speed between 60 fps – 2 Mfps (1/10ns steps)
Continuous Recording Capacity HP Mode: 256 frames max
FP Mode: 128 frames max
Resolution HP Mode: 50,000 pixels (zigzag lattice pixel array) [2]
FP Mode: 100,000 pixels (400 x 250 pixels)
Color/Gradations Monochrome, 10-bits [3]
Exposure Time [4] 10 Mfps (fixed at 50ns), 5 Mfps (fixed at 110ns)
variable in 10ns intervals starting from 200ns in 60 fps – 2 Mfps range
External Trigger Input Two channels (TRIGIN, STANDBY) TTL level (5 V), positive or negative polarity capability
Recording Mode Internal, external & continuous triggers
Syncronization Function Capable of synchronized recording with two cameras connected
Optional Outputs Two channels (exposure start timing, trigger detection timing or other outputs depending on settings)
Trigger Point Setting May be set to any frame from second frame onwards
Interface One 1000 Base-T/100 Base-TX Ethernet port
External Monitor Output NTC/PAL output
Data Memory Format 10-bit dedicated format , BMP, AVI, JPG, TIF (8- & 16-bit formats supported)


Power Supply Unit
Power Rating Single phase 120V/220–230V, 200VA, 50/60Hz


Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature Range 41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C)
Operating Humidity Range 35–75% RH with no condensation
Storage Temperature Range 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage Humidity Range 20–80% RH with no condensation


Size & Weight
Camera Head 6.3 x 13 x 10.24 inches (160 x 330 x 260 mm)
~14.1 lb (6.4 kg)
Power Supply Unit 5.9 x 15.43 x 7.28 inches (150 x 392 x 185 mm)
~11.46 lb (5.2 kg)
Cable Length – camera to computer ~6.56 ft (2m)
Cable Length – camera to power supply unit ~9.18 ft (2.8m)


Control PC Specifications
OS Windows® 7 Professional (64-bit) Service Pack 1 or later
CPU Intel Core i5 or greater
Memory 4GB or greater
HDD 250GB or greater
Screen Dimensions 1366 x 768 pixels or greater
Interface 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet
External Recording Device DVD-RW
Input Devices Mouse & keyboard


[1) The recording speed is a reference value. It is not guaranteed to be an accurate value for the time interval between recording frames.

[2] Stored images will be 400 × 250 pixels.

[3] 10-bit refers to the data format. It does not indicate a guarantee of data precision.

[4] Exposure times are rough indications and are not guaranteed as exact exposure time ratios for all recording speeds.

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