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The Phantom Miro C211 is an economical and easy-to-use high-speed camera with higher frame rates than many other cameras in this category. It is easy to use with standard cable setups.

  • 1,800 at 1280 x 1024
  • Exposure Index Range:
    • Mono 2,500 – 12,500
    • Color 640 – 3,200
  • 8, 16 GB RAM options
  • 240 GB internal, non-removable CineFlash
The Phantom C211 camera reinvents the capabilities of our popular C-Series cameras for industrial environments. The high performance sensor delivers over 2,540 FPS at 720p HD while maintaining the compact and housing requirements of a Phantom C-Series camera. This makes our imaging solutions accessible by researchers in a larger variety of applications and more in-depth research. 

Maximum data collection is possible through our renowned high image quality and standard features like quiet fans and Image-Based-Auto-Trigger(IBAT).  IBAT allows camera operators to set parameters that will trigger the automatic capture of an event based on real-time image analysis.

The combination of a small 5.6 micron pixel sensor and a C-mount lens mount means that this camera can extend into laboratory settings and be mounted to a microscope. The increased versatility of both mounted and unmounted use and low price point make the Phantom C211 a high-speed camera that is perfect for entry level use. 

Phantom camera users can benefit from the Phantom support and community.  We are the premiere high-speed camera company, our history and dedication to the industry has also made us the largest global company. Our case studies, white papers, and application resources offer valuable information. Speaking with our highly skilled support and application engineers, or attending a Phantom Academy can help a camera operator ensure that they and their company are receiving the most out of their investment.  

Key Features:

  • 1.3 Mpx Sensor
  • 1-inch C-Mount  
  • 240GB Flash for up to 25 8GB cines 
  • Compact body
  • Standard BNC’s & RJ45 Ethernet connection

What’s in the box?

  • Power Supply with XLR extender
  • Ethernet cable
  • BNC Cable

*Printed Manual and PCC Software CD available upon request.

Resolution FPS
1280 x 1024 1,800
1280 x 800 2,290
1280 x 720 2,540
768 x 768 2,380
768 x 576 3,150
640 x 480 3,760
512 x 512 3,530
512 x 384 4,650
384 x 288 6,100
256 x 256 6,810
128 x 64 22,380
64 x 8 67,140
Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available.
Short Description
  • Small, versatile, and economical, the Miro C211 is the "go-to" camera for a variety of applications. It achieves 1,800 fps at full 1.3 Megapixel resolution of 1280 x 1024, works well with a microscope, and comes with 240GB internal CineFlash and either 8GB or 16GB RAM.
  • 2.3 Gpx/s Maximum speed at full resolution of 1280 x 1024 is 1,800 fps. Maximum speed at reduced resolution of 64 x 8 is 67,140 fps. Minimum frame rate at all resolutions is 50 fps.
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS sensor
  • 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • 5.6 µm pixel size
  • 9.18 mm diagonal
  • 12-bit depth
  • Noise: 8.5 e-
  • Dynamic Range: 59 dB
  • ISO Monochrome 2,500D; 6,000T
  • Color 640D; 640T 
  • CAR: 640 x 8
  • 5 µs minimum exposure
  • Auto Exposure
  • 8GB or 16GB internal RAM, 240GB internal, non-removable CineFlash
Record Times
  • 4.2 seconds at maximum frame rate, 12-bit depth, largest resolution and into maximum internal memory (16GB)
Special Features
  • Segment memory for up to 63 cines in multi-cine mode
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Continuous recording
  • Memory gate
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp
  • IRIG Out (unmodulated)
  • Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger
  • Hardware trigger BNC
  • Trigger from software
  • High Voltage (HV) trigger
Timing and Synchronization
  • 20 ns timing accuracy
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG Out (unmodulated)
  • Individual BNC for Trigger, and two programmable BNC ports: 
    • AUX 1 default setting: FSYNC
    • AUX 2 default setting: Strobe
  • Gb Ethernet for control and data, using standard Ethernet connection
Camera Control
  • Phantom Camera Control software (PCC)
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • HD-SDI available through BNC on the back of the camera
  • 1" C-lens mounts, reversable to accept CS lenses
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • White Balance
  • Color interpolation algorithm
  • Pedestal
  • Tone curve
  • Filters
  • Color matrix
  • Image flip and rotate
  • Crop
  • Scale
Data Acquisition
  • National Instruments M- and X-Series DAQ modules with integrated support in PCC
Motion Analysis
  • Basic measurements via Phantom Application:
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Angles and Angular Speed
  • Manual and Automatic point collection for target tracking
  • Compatible with 3rd party solutions
Supported File Formats
  • Cine, Cine Compressed, Cine RAW,
  • AVI, h.264 mp4,
  • Apple ProRes .mov,
  • Multipage TIFF, MXF PAL, MXF NTSC,
  • Uncompressed QuickTime,
  • Windows BMP,
  • OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA,
  • 16 - 28 VDC, 12 W
  • 40 Watt 100 - 240 VAC power supply included
Mechanical Specifications
  • 2.9 x 2.9 x 3.25 inches, 73 x 73 x 82.5 mm (H x W x D)
  • without lens or lens mount. Weight: 1.2 lbs, 0.54 kg (without lens)
Environmental Specifications
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C - 50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to +70°C
  • Not Ruggedized
  • Phantom SDK
  • LabView
  • MatLab
  • Python
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet cable
  • Miro MiniBoB
Popular Accessories
  • Nothing - You're all set to go! 
Pickle Switch, 6' (2m) Cable

Pickle Switch, 6' (2m) Cable

Pickle Switch. Connect to the Trigger port on camera or Capture cable, breakout box or Mini-BOB for manually triggering a camera with the press of a button.

Yes.  We include an Ethernet cable and a BNC cable with the camera, just to get you started.  But any Ethernet or BNC cable will work.  

The Miro C211 has many of the design features as the C321, and it is made to be rather tough.  However, it is not specified as a Hi-G camera, and cannot survive the same shocks and vibrations that the C321 can survive.  The C211 is not designed to work with a Miro Junction Box, and has different connectors.

The 240GB flash is a great standard feature that allows you to save multiple shots without waiting to download – perfect or multiple experiments or when your events are happening quickly. The flash is internal to the cameras and cannot be removed. When you are ready to download, simply connect the camera to a PC via the ethernet and you can download while you are setting up for the next experiment.

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.
We do not manufacturer specialized enclosures such as underwater housings directly. There are manufacturers of underwater housings on the market compatible with Phantom cameras. Here are a few examples:

Gates has a specialized housing for the Flex4K: https://www.gateshousings.com/flex-4k/

Nauticam has an underwater housing for the Phantom VEO (all S-model VEO) https://www.nauticam.com/

Prevco is a subsea engineering consultancy and manufacturer specializing in submersible pressure vessels, instrumentation housings, junction boxes, vent plugs, pressure relief valves and other accessories, also compatible with Phantom cameras

If you supply underwater housings or know of another supplier, please let us know so we can add to this list.
Most Phantom cameras come with a fixed amount of high-speed dynamic RAM. When the camera is in the pre-trigger mode (you've pressed "Capture" in the user interface), the camera is continuously recording images into that memory. When it gets to the end of memory, it cycles back to the beginning and continues recording, constantly overwriting itself – until the camera is triggered. This behavior is called "circular buffer recording".

What you end up actually saving in memory is a function of how you've set up your trigger. It can be set so that only frames that occur after the trigger are saved (100% post trigger). In this mode, once the trigger is pressed any images already in memory are overwritten and you record until memory is full, then it stops. If you set the trigger to stop the recording (0% post trigger) and save all frames up to the time of the trigger, the camera will simply stop recording upon the trigger and all the frames in memory before the trigger will be saved. Finally, you can set the trigger anywhere in the middle, for example having 90% of the recorded movie be what happens prior to the trigger and 10% after the trigger.
Yes you can!  Information on discontinued Phantom cameras is archived. Information on most legacy products can be found in the ‘Support by Model’ section at www.phantomhighspeed.com/support
The Phantom RCU is a legacy solution for Flex, Miro and v-Series models. The Bluetooth dongle that was designed for the RCU also works with the handheld PCU from AbelCine, which is also compatible with most modern Phantom cameras. The Bluetooth dongle is needed for wireless connectivity with the RCU or PCU and connects to Phantom cameras with a “Remote port” (v-Series, UHS and Flex cameras). Note that Miro and VEO camera models do not have a ‘Remote’ port directly on the camera body. However, VEO cameras can be connected using the CAMEO VEObob accessory.
There are two third-party solutions that Vision Research recommends highly because they work for ALL Phantom cameras over their Ethernet connection:
  • The Semote handheld remote controller includes a handheld unit and camera unit to transmit the signal. This device provides a connection up to approximately 30 meters.

  • The iPhantom app works on any Apple IOS device, and connects to any Phantom camera that has a WiFi router attached to the camera. This is particularly great for VEO S-model cameras (with firmware after version 106), because those cameras include a USB port for a USB WiFi dongle available from Vision Research.

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.
Yes. Look in the General Support Documents page for the CE Declarations here: phantomhighspeed.com/support
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
All Phantom v-Series cameras with the Airborne option (these are no longer shipping) are classified as ECCN 7A994.

All Phantom Miro Airborne and Miro Airborne HD cameras (these are no longer shipping) are classified as ECCN 9A991D.

Any Phantom camera with the FAST option installed (typically this gives you frame rates >= 1,000,000 fps and/or digital exposures < 1 microsecond) such as the Phantom v611, v711, VEO 710 and the Ultrahigh-speed 10, 11, and 12 Series are classified as ECCN 6A003 and are export controlled.

Cameras with ECCN 6A003 can only be exported to these countries with no license required (NLR):
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

All other countries require an export license.

All other Phantom cameras are classified as ECCN EAR99.

Colors in Motion

Vision Research employees volunteer at a local public school. One experiment taught them about electricity in a fun and color way and was perfect for the Phantom C-Series. This video was taken on the C210J, which has the same frame rate and image performance as the C211.

Miro C Eggsplosion

Recorded with a Phantom Miro C110 at 1,000 fps. A Miro C211 has the same image quality but offers double the frame rates.

Fruit Destruction

A Phantom Miro C210/C211 captures fine details as fruit is crushed in a weight machine. Both cameras have the same frame rate and image quality, just different body styles.

Pumpkin Smash with C-Series

A Halloween pumpkin smashed at 2000 fps with the Phantom C210. The updated C211 offers the same frame rate and image quality as the C210.

Phantom C211

C211 Back Right Angle

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Phantom C211

C211 Left Angle

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C211 Left Face

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C211 Back Right Angle

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