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The Phantom S200 delivers very high image quality at 2Gpx/sec throughput in a compact, cost-conscious camera. It uses 4 CoaXpress (CXP) channels and offers GPIO for common signals to ensure precision machine vision imaging. 

  • Up to 6,950 fps at 640 x 480
  • Global shutter
  • 8- and 10-bit selectable
  • GenICam protocol compliant
The Phantom S200 streams up to 2 Gpx/sec (25 Gbps) throughput by using 4 CXP channels. The S200 delivers the same exceptional Phantom image quality found in all Phantom cameras. This small (76 x 76 x 39 mm) and economical streaming camera is our machine vision series introductory imaging tool. It's compact size makes it ideal for enclosed and small machine spaces.

The camera comes equipped with a GPIO for trigger, event, memgate, strobe, and ready signals. It also comes with time code In/Out with a time stamp on the frame. When capturing images the S200 streams directly into PCI Express frame grabbers or long record time DVRs. Recording is triggered either through the provided software or via the GPIO trigger signal. 

Key Features

  • 0.3Mpx VGA Sensor
  • 11.2 µm pixel size
  • Noise: 6.3e-
  • Dynamic range: 59.7dB
  • Streams up to 2Gpx/sec (25 Gbps)
  • Economical

What's In the Box? 

  • S200 camera
Resolution FPS
640 x 480 6,950
640 x 384 8,525
640 x 256 12,210
640 x 128 21,515
640 x 80 30,125
640 x 16 64,550
640 x 8  75,310
Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available.
Short Description
The Phantom S200 offers 2Gpx/sec (25 Gbps) throughput in a streaming machine vision camera, with a 0.3Mpx VGA resolution of 640 x 480 to reach 6,950 fps at full resolution
  • 2Gpx/sec (25 Gbps)
  • Max speed at full resolution of
    640 x 480 is 6,950 fps
  • Minimum resolution speed at 64 x 8 is 75,310
Sensor Specifications
  • Phantom CMOS sensor
  • 10-bit pixel depth
  • 640 x 480 pixels
  • 11.2 µm pixel size
  • 8.96mm diagonal
  • Noise: 6.3e-
  • Dynamic Range: 59.7dB
  • CAR in 64 x 8
  • Global shutter
  • ISO Monochrome: 16,000D
  • ISO Color: TBD

5 μs minimum exposure.

NA - the S200 streams data immediately into customer-provided framegrabbers or DVRs
Record Times
Dependent on customer storage
Special Features
  •  Selectable 8-bit and 10-bit output
Trigger either through Software or GPIO trigger signal 
Timing and Synchronization
Time Code In/Out
  • GPIO:
    • Event In
    • Trigger In
    • Memgate
    • Strobe Out
    • Trigger Out
    • Ready
    • Software Trigger Out
4 CoaXPress (CXP 6) channels supply up to 2 Gpx/sec (25 Gps) of data
Camera Control
GenICam compliant
Video Processing
Video processing capabilities through GenICam
6W 24V, Power over CXP (PoCXP)
Mechanical Specifications

Size (L x H x W):

  • 76 x 76 x 39 mm
  • 3.0 x 3.0 x 1.53 in.

Weight: 333g (0.73 Lb.)

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature: -10°C - +50°C 
Popular Accessories
  • GPIO cable
  • CXP Cables
  • Frame Grabber cards
CXP cable

CXP Cable

The CXP cable makes continuous imaging possible. 

Yes, the S200 and S210 require that all 4 CXP ports are in use, regardless of data throughput.

No, you don’t need to – You may also control the camera through CXP and GenICam. The GPIO is an alternative method. You may either design your own GPIO cable or purchase one from Vision Research.

The S210 and S200 don’t use PCC – PCC communicates to traditional Phantom cameras using the telnet interface and our telnet protocol, while the S210 and S200 are controlled through the GenICam protocol, then users can process the images directly on their systems.

Yes. Look in the General Support Documents page for the CE Declarations here: phantomhighspeed.com/support
We test the ISO of every Phantom camera model to the industry standard ISO 12232. We use the SAT method which we believe is the best method for determining a sensor's sensitivity. The SAT method does not use gain to boost sensitivity. When using gain to increase sensitivity, you also boost the noise level. A gain adjustment to boost sensitivity is available on all Phantom cameras using image processing tools, if increased noise can be tolerated.

Per the spec, we will often publish both a Daylight (D) and a Tungsten (T) value because the source of illumination has a significant bearing on the result, particularly with monochrome sensors. When T or D is not specified, it can be assumed that the value published is the Daylight variant.

Please note that most modern Phantom cameras include Exposure Index control, which will boost the apparent ISO through the use of pre-defined tone curves that get applied to the raw images. The exposure index (EI) range is specified by Vision Research per camera model to ensure optimal image quality throughout the range.
Vision Research welcomes slow motion videos from our industrial users as well as our entertainment customers. Submission is easy. Send us an email (phantom@ametek.com ) that explains what you’d like to share. In the body of the email give us all the details about your shoot, equipment used, workflow and anything else you think we need to know. We will send you a permission to use form to complete. This form gives us permission to use your footage and tells us how to credit your work. Once we get the completed form, we’ll work with you to get the footage (we prefer the original cine file). Then, we’ll post your high speed video in the Gallery and on our YouTube channel. Slow motion videos in our Gallery are rotated on a weekly basis and randomly chosen for inclusion into the Gallery.
Vision Research sends out a monthly newsletter that includes product announcements, featured projects and other news. Fill out a Contact form to be added to our email list! http://www.phantomhighspeed.com/Contact-Us/Contact-Form
We offer hands-on training for Phantom cameras at our Wayne, New Jersey facility. The two-day class has both lecture and labs for the best learning experience. This class is targeted at applications where the cameras will be used for scientific and engineering applications.
On-site training is available.

For customers outside of North America, who prefer local training, most of our International Sales Partners offer training courses tailored to your needs.

If your application is TV or Motion Picture production, consider training courses targeted at those applications from AbelCine, or other Phantom resellers around the world who focus on the "entertainment" market.

Road Analysis

A Phantom S210 is used to analyze tire rotation and concrete deformities at high speeds. A comparison is made between a GoPro 30fps 4k image and the S210 at both 6500 fps at 1280 x 248 and 1731 fps at 1280 x 1028.

Machine Vision S200 Front

S200 Front

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Machine Vision S200 back

S200 Back

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Machine Vision S200 base

S200 Base

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Machine Vision S200 Duo

S200 Duo

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Machine Vision S200 Front and Back

S200 Front and Back

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Machine Vision S200 Side

S200 Side

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