Chronos 4K12 Camera

SHIPS AFTER JUNE 17TH

Chronos 4K12 128GB: $15,995 USD

Experience the extraordinary capabilities of the Chronos 4K12 high-speed camera, which captures mesmerizing 4K slow-motion video at over 1,000 frames per second.

Designed for peak performance and exceptional value, the Chronos 4K12 is purpose-built to captivate audiences, supercharge data analysis, and foster innovation. Its user-friendly design and portability make it an ideal choice for a wide range of high-speed imaging requirements.

Note: Cameras will be back in stock on June 17th. For more information please email [email protected]

Explore Chronos 4K12

Learn more about our latest cutting-edge high-speed camera.
Find specifications, comparisons, and demonstration videos by clicking the link below.

What's Included:

  • Chronos 4K12 Camera Body
  • Mount Plate
  • Lens Mount Shim Kit
  • 3.0mm Allen Key
  • Trigger Switch Cable
  • 3.5mm to Dual-BNC Adapter Block
  • SD Card

 

  • D-Tap to Barrel Jack Cable
  • 3.5mm to 4-pin Terminal Block
  • 90W DC Power Supply
  • Region-Specific Power Cord
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Certificate of Quality
  • Nanuk 920 Carrying Case

CAMERA
Imaging 4096 x 2160 @ 1,397 FPS
Memory 128GB
Record Time (in seconds) 11 (128GB) at max resolution
Lens Mount C, E, F, EF, MFT Plates Available
Backfocus Field adjustable via included shim kit
IR Filter 650nm, user removable
Display 5” 800x480 capacitive touchscreen, 1000 nit daylight visible
Enclosure Anodized CNC machined aluminum
Cooling Active cooling, variable-speed fans
Dimensions 188mm x 111mm x 53mm (7.40” x 4.37” x 2.08”) w/o lens
Weight 1.32 kg (2.91 lbs) without lens
VIDEO FORMATS
Compressed Standardized H.264 AVC, or H.265 HEVC MPEG-4 Video Files
Raw Standard Adobe CinemaDNG raw files
Storage Devices Internal 1 TB NVMe SSD, SD Card, USB-C SSD, or SMB/NFS network drives
IMAGE SENSOR
Resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 1,397 FPS Maximum 128x32 @ 29,002 FPS Minimum
Speed 11.8 Gigapixels per second
Dimensions 20.74mm x 9.79mm (4/3” format, 10-Megapixel, 2x Crop Factor)
Pixel Pitch 4.5um
Sensitivity (ISO) Color - ISO 100
Shutter Electronic global shutter, 1/fps to 1us (1/1,000,000 s)
Dynamic Range 11.3 stops (68 dB) in 12-bit mode
Bit Depth 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit User Selectable
Inputs/outputs
Power Input 12-24V 60W (5.5/2.5mm barrel jack, positive tip)
Network Gigabit Ethernet via USB-C Adapter WiFi via USB-C Adapter
Trigger 3 trigger inputs/ frame strobe outputs (4-pin 3.5mm TRRS Connector) Adjustable input threshold 0 to 6.6V. Optional TRRS to BNC splitter cable accessory.
Video HDMI output 4K @ 30 FPS or HD @ 60 FPS
USB Dual USB Type C Ports USB-C Port 1: 3.2 Gen 1, 5 Gbps (PC or Peripheral) USB-C Port 2: 3.2 Gen 2x2, 20 Gbps (Peripheral, SSDs)
TRIGGER MODES
End Trigger Records until a defined delay after trigger
Toggle Starts and stops with button press
Exposure Trigger External signal sets synchronization frame rate
Shutter Gating External signal sets the exposure synchronization and frame-rate
Frame Sync Output Outputs a signal indicating its frame rate and exposure
SOFTWARE
Control Desktop, iOS, and Android Apps coming soon. Connect via optional Ethernet or WiFi adapters.
Stream Live or Playback Mode network streaming via RTSP stream.
APIs HTTP REST Interface, Open-source codebase
NETWORK CONTROL
Network Control Through control apps or REST API via optional Ethernet or WiFi adapters.
RECORDING MODES
Normal Records into the ring buffer. Once a trigger occurs, video can be reviewed and saved.
Segmented Video memory is divided into segments, each recording as in the Normal mode above. Number of segments is user selectable.
Gated Burst Frames are captured while trigger is active
Normal Speed Recording
Continuous Video is saved continuously at up to 60FPS to MP4 files on removable storage. Operates like a standard video camera.
Assistive
Focus Aid Highlights sharp edges to aid focusing
Zebras Rolling diagonal lines indicate clipped (overexposed) areas
Histogram Graphically represent brightness and distribution of light in the image
Viewfinder Zoom Zooms in to allow easier focusing
Overlay Displays frame and time information on top of footage
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to +104 °F)

Specification Chronos 1.4 Chronos 2.1-HD Chronos 4K12
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080 (HD) at 1,000 FPS 1920 x 1080 (HD) at 1,000 FPS 4096 x 2160 (4K) at 1,397 FPS
Minimum Resolution 320 x 96 at 40,413 FPS 640 x 96 at 24,046 FPS 128 x 32 at 29,002 FPS
Throughput 1.4 Gigapixels per second 2.1 Gigapixels per second 11.8 Gigapixels per second
Memory Options 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 128 GB
Record Time at Max Resolution 4s (8GB), 8s (16GB), 16s (32GB) 2.7s (8GB), 5.5s (16GB), 11s (32GB) 11s (128GB)
Save Formats Uncompressed CinemaDNG Raw, TIFF Raw CinemaDNG Raw, TIFF Raw CinemaDNG Raw
Save Formats Compressed H.264/AVC MPEG-4 File Format H.264/AVC MPEG-4 File Format H.264/AVC & H.265/HEVC MPEG-4 File Format
Built-In Storage - - TB NVMe SSD
Built-In Touchscreen 5" 800x480 High Brightness LCD 5" 800x480 High Brightness LCD 5" 800x480 High Brightness LCD
Built-In Battery Removable, 1.5 Hour Runtime Removable, 1.5 Hour Runtime -
Power Input 17-20 Volts DC 40W 17-20 Volts DC 40W 12-24 Volts DC 60W
Size & Weight (Without Lens) Handheld 1.06 kg (2.34 lbs) Handheld 1.06 kg (2.34 lbs) Handheld 1.32 kg (2.91 lbs)

- Chronos 1.4 CHRONOS 2.1-HD

CHRONOS 4k12 New

Bit Depth

12-bit
(68.7 Billion Colors)

12-bit
(68.7 Billion Colors)

8-bit
(16.7 Million Colors)

10-bit
(1.07 Billion Colors)

12-bit
(68.7 Billion Colors)

4096 x 2160 4K

- - 1,397 FPS 1,006 FPS 481 FPS

3840 x 2160 UHD

- - 1,491 FPS 1,006 FPS 481 FPS

2048 x 2016 2K

- - 2,065 FPS 1,082 FPS 518 FPS

1920 x 1080 HD

- 1,000 FPS 3,651 FPS 1,947 FPS 942 FPS
1280 x 1024 1,069 FPS 1,512 FPS 3,856 FPS 2,060 FPS 998 FPS
1280 x 720 1,519 FPS 2,142 FPS 5,153 FPS 2,793 FPS 1,366 FPS
800 x 600 2,871 FPS 4,352 FPS 6,059 FPS 3,316 FPS 1,633 FPS
320 x 240 16,682 FPS - 11,729 FPS 6,847 FPS 3,533 FPS
1280 x 96 11,784 FPS 14,825 FPS 20,413 FPS 13,268 FPS 7,495 FPS
1280 x 96 11,784 FPS 14,825 FPS 20,413 FPS 13,268 FPS 7,495 FPS
320 x 96 40,413 FPS - 20,413 FPS 13,268 FPS 7,495 FPS
128 x 32 - - 29,002 FPS 21,231 FPS 13,590 FPS

Currently there is no offering for the monochrome 4K12. If you are interested, contact sales at [email protected] to express interest.

Chronos 4K12 high-speed cameras are available in Color or Monochrome versions for the same price.

The monochrome models feature a native sensor with no color filters, resulting in improved light sensitivity (ISO) and higher effective resolution due to the lack of color filters and the subsequent Bayer Pattern demosaic algorithm.

Monochrome sensitivity (ISO) for the Chronos 4K12 is to be determined. Please contact our Sales team if you are interested in a Chronos 4K12 monochrome camera, so that we may assist you directly.