The Phantom Miro 311 is available in three body styles. The R style is ruggedized for harsh environments, the LAB is for indoor software-based applications, and the LC is for un-tethered handheld use. Hot-swappable CineFlash recording media is compatible on all body styles.
The Phantom Miro 311 has 3 Gpx throughput to deliver the 1 Mpx imaging from a full 35mm sized sensor. This encourages the use of wide angle lenses to take advantage of the full-sized sensor. Like other MIRO cameras the MIRO 311 has interchangeable lens mount options to accommodate Nikon, PL, C, and Canon EF (with electronic control) lenses.
All three body style options are designed to be extremely lightweight weighing approximately 3 lbs (1.4 kg). The LAB style has simplified connectivity for software-based image capture. The R style is built to endure harsh environments by being ruggedized, and the LC is for hand held-use with additional features including the MiniBOB for extra connection options and an on camera LCD screen for preview.
|1280 x 800||3,260|
|1280 x 720||3,630|
|896 x 720||5,040|
|640 x 480||10,100|
|512 x 512||11,500|
|384 x 288||25,900|
|256 x 256||39,700|
|128 x 128||120,700|
|128 x 64||226,300|
|64 x 8||650,000|
There are only a few changes, but they are important. First, we’ve added a door to cover the CineFlash slot. This makes the camera more compatible with harsh environments and outdoor applications. We’ve also added our internal mechanical shutter as a standard component. This allows for remote and/or automatic black referencing, ensuring optimal image quality on each shot. Adding this shutter leads to the next difference: the shock rating with the shutter is now 30Gs which is lower than the shock spec on the older R-Series.If you plan to use the new R-Series cameras in a high-shock application (such as crash test), you’ll want to have the internal mechanical shutter removed—there is an option you can select when you order the camera that will do this. Without the shutter, the shock rating is 100Gs. The camera retains the highly rugged metal body along with CineFlash system compatibility and battery operation.
There is one main difference between the two Miro LC versions. The newer LCxx1 camera models use a 4.3” multi-touch surface capacitive touchscreen. The original LCxx0 cameras used a 4” capacitive touchscreen. They are similar, but the newer screens incorporate newer technology that will provide improved touch accuracy and better handheld performance.
The other difference is the lack of physical buttons on the LCD window – one button was used to re-set the menu, which is no longer needed with the newer screens. Just tap the center of the screen to bring up the menu. The second button moved the on-screen menu display from the LCD panel to an external monitor (over SDI or NTSC/PAL). This functionality still exists by using two fingers to expand the display off the screen and two fingers to bring the display back onto the side LCD screen.Otherwise, all specs and menu options are exactly the same between the two versions.
The Miro LAB is designed for office-like environments such as you’d see in many laboratories, classrooms, etc. So, the LAB uses industry standard connectors for Ethernet and I/O instead of the more ruggedized custom connectors found on the M-, R-, and LC-Series.
Also, in an office-like environment, there is good assurance of reliable AC power, so we have eliminated the battery backup feature on the LAB-Series. Finally, since the camera is always used in a computer-tethered workflow, there is no need for a video monitor or remote control access. Otherwise, it inherits all the features and proven design of the Miro Family of cameras.
We have feedback from customers about the need for a 1 megapixel camera with smaller pixels than the 20 micron pixels on the LAB310. Smaller pixels have advantages in some applications. So, we invented an “alternate” (thus the “a”) 1 Mpx camera.The LAB3a10, in fact, is a 1.6 Mpx camera with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1280. The square aspect ratio is also an advantage in many imaging applications. Now, you can choose whichever 1 Mpx camera best meets your needs. Your sales representative can give you more details about the advantages and disadvantages of large versus small pixels.
Sensor coverage will only be a consideration if you have a C-mount on the camera. The other mounts—Canon EOS, Nikon F and PL, support 35 mm lenses and cover the sensor easily. However, a standard 1” C-mount lens may vignette, especially at shorter focal lengths.We recommend the use of a 4/3” C-mount lens with the LAB3a10 when equipped with a C-mount. We have a selection of five different focal length 4/3” lenses from KOWA available. These and other 4/3” C-mount lenses are readily available from a variety of sources.