Chronos Q12 Pre-Order Deposit


Chronos Q12 64GB: $19,995 USD
Chronos Q12 128GB: $21,995 USD

Experience the extraordinary capabilities of the Chronos Q12 high-speed camera, which captures high-definition slow-motion video at over 4,900 frames per second.

Engineered for peak performance and superior light sensitivity, the Chronos Q12 is purpose-built to aid research, foster innovation, and capture new data. Its user-friendly design and portability make it an ideal choice for a wide range of high-speed imaging requirements.

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Imaging 2048 x 2016 @ 2,782 FPS
Memory 64GB, or 128GB
Record Time (in seconds) 5.9 (64GB), 11.8 (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
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
Resolution 2048x2016 @ 2,782 FPS Maximum 128x32 @ 29,411 FPS Minimum
Speed 11.8 Gigapixels per second
Dimensions 18.44mm x 18.44mm (S35 format, 4.1-Megapixel, 1.6x Crop Factor)
Pixel Pitch 9um
Sensitivity (ISO) Color - ISO 200 to 600 Mono - ISO 400 to 1200
Shutter Electronic global shutter, 1/fps to 4us (1/250,000 s)
Dynamic Range 11.3 stops (68 dB) in 12-bit mode
Bit Depth 8-bit, or 12-bit User Selectable
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)
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
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 Through control apps or REST API via optional Ethernet or WiFi adapters.
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.
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
Operating Temperature 0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to +104 °F)

Specification Chronos 1.4 Chronos 2.1-HD Chronos 4K12 Chronos Q12
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 2048 x 2016 at 2,782 FPS
Minimum Resolution 320 x 96 at 40,413 FPS 640 x 96 at 24,046 FPS 128 x 32 at 29,002 FPS 128 x 32 at 29,411 FPS
Throughput 1.4 Gigapixels per second 2.1 Gigapixels per second 11.8 Gigapixels per second 11.8 Gigapixels per second
Memory Options 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB 64 GB, 128 GB 64 GB, 128 GB
Record Time at Max Resolution 4s (8GB), 8s (16GB), 16s (32GB) 2.7s (8GB), 5.5s (16GB), 11s (32GB) 5.5s (64GB), 11s (128GB) 5.9s (64GB), 11.8s (128GB)
Save Formats Uncompressed CinemaDNG Raw, TIFF Raw CinemaDNG Raw, TIFF Raw CinemaDNG 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 H.264/AVC & H.265/HEVC MPEG-4 File Format
Built-In Storage - - TB NVMe SSD 1 TB NVMe SSD
Built-In Touchscreen 5" 800x480 High Brightness LCD 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 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) Handheld 1.32 kg (2.91 lbs)





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)
8-bit (16.7 million Colors)
12-bit (68.7 Billion Colors)

4096 x 2160 4K

1,397 FPS
1,006 FPS
481 FPS

3840 x 2160

1,491 FPS
1,006 FPS
481 FPS

2048 x 2016

2,065 FPS
1,082 FPS
518 FPS
2,782 FPS
975 FPS

1920 x 1080

1,000 FPS
3,651 FPS
1,947 FPS
942 FPS
4,936 FPS
1,731 FPS

1280 x 1024

1,069 FPS
1,512 FPS
3,856 FPS
2,060 FPS
998 FPS
6,534 FPS
1,829 FPS

1280 x 720

1,519 FPS
2,142 FPS
5,153 FPS
2,793 FPS
1,366 FPS
8,840 FPS
2,453 FPS

800 x 600

2,871 FPS
4,352 FPS
6,059 FPS
3,316 FPS
1,633 FPS
9,697 FPS
2,891 FPS

320 x 240

16,682 FPS
11,729 FPS
6,847 FPS
3,533 FPS
16,425 FPS
5,682 FPS

1280 x 96

11,784 FPS
14,825 FPS
20,413 FPS
13,268 FPS
7,495 FPS
23,992 FPS
10,123 FPS

320 x 96

40,413 FPS
20,413 FPS
13,268 FPS
7,495 FPS
23,992 FPS
10,123 FPS

128 x 32

29,002 FPS
21,231 FPS
13,590 FPS
29,411 FPS
14,727 FPS

Chronos Q12 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 Q12 is to be determined. Please contact our Sales team if you are interested in a Chronos Q12 monochrome camera, so that we may assist you directly.