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The T4040 delivers a custom 4.2 Mpx back side illuminated sensor in the compact T-Series form factor. Operators are able to capture the highest combination of resolution and speed possible.

  • 9,350 fps at 2560 x 1664
  • Exposure Index:
    • Mono 12,500 - 64,000 D
    • Color 3,200 - 16,000 D
  • 64, 128, 256GB RAM
  • FAST option*, 250ns min. exposure

The Phantom T4040 captures 4Mpx resolution images at speeds not previously possible. Our proprietary sensor with back side illuminated (BSI) architecture ensures 40Gpx/s data throughput is sustained and a max frame rate of 440,000 fps. A peak Quantum Efficiency rating above 90% ensures the sensor’s ability to capture images at lower light levels. 

4 Mpx resolution offers significant benefits over traditional 1Mpx high-speed cameras for subjects with high level of detail or objects with movement across a larger field of view.  Flow Visualization techniques including Particle Image Velocimetry are improved due to the precise rendition of the particles’ shape, size, and location. Digital image correlation also benefits from the increased resolution by allowing researchers to collect more data over a larger surface area. 

With a 9.27 µm pixel size the camera is well suited for subjects that require high magnification, from the biomechanical study of insect wing movement to the high-tech world of microchip development. The compact T-Series camera body offers lens mount options that easily connect to specialized optics. 

The T4040 includes EDR (Extreme Dynamic Range), providing mitigation for bright flashes by dynamically adjusting exposure in saturated areas of the image. It also includes on-camera controls, video outputs and CineMag capability which are the features necessary for remote, standalone operation.


Key Features

  • Binning Mode - frame rate boost at 1280 x 832 and below
  • CineMag Compatibility
  • SDI and HDMI video outputs
  • Programmable I/O - Assign and define camera signals
  • 10Gb Ethernet Included

What's in the box? 

  • 280W Power supply with XLR extender
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Mini-SDI video cable
*Printed Manual and PCC Software CD available upon request. 
Standard Mode

Resolution FPS
2560 x 1664 9,350
1536 x 1536 10,130
2560 x 1440 10,810
2048 x 1152 13,510
2560 x 256 60,500
2560 x 32 444,440

Binned Mode

Resolution FPS
1280 x 832 37,200
1280 x 640 48,190
1024 x 512 60,150
768 x 256 119,400
1280 x 128 228,570
1280 x 64 444,440

Common resolutions and frame-rates, other resolutions available.
Short Description
  • The Phantom T4040 camera captures up to 9,350 fps at full 4.2-Mpx resolution and has all of the features of the T-Series family.
  • Binned mode combines pixels for higher frame rates with a max resolution of 1280 x 832.
  • FAST option is available for exposure times down to 250 ns
  • 39.8 Gpx/second
  • Standard Mode Max Speeds:
    • 2560 x 1664  9,350 fps (full resolution)
    • 2560 x 32  444,440 fps
  • Binned Mode Max Speeds:
    • 1280 x 832  37,200 fps (full binned resolution)
    • 1280 x 64  444,440 fps
  • Minimum Frame rate is 100 fps
Sensor Specifications
  • CMOS Back Side Illuminated (BSI) Sensor
  • 2560 x 1664 pixels
  • 9.27 µm pixel size, 18.54 µm with binning enabled
  • 23.7 mm x 15.4 mm; 28.2mm diagonal
  • 12-bit depth
  • CAR in 512 x 32 increments, 
  • 256 x 64 in Binned modes
  • Standard Mode:
    • ISO Monochrome 12,500D; 32,000T 
    • E.I. range 12,500 - 64,000;
    • ISO Color 3,200D, 3,200T 
    • E.I. range 3,200 - 16,000D; 
  • Binned Mode:
    • ISO Monochrome 12,500D; 32,000T 
    • E.I. range 12,500 - 64,000;
    • ISO Color 3,200D, 3,200T
    • E.I. range 3,200 - 16,000

    *Binned Mode is Mono Output Only
  • 1 µs minimum exposure standard, 250 ns minimum exposure with FAST option (export controlled)
  • Global electronic shutter
  • Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR)
  • Auto Exposure
  • Exposure Index (E.I.) for controlling apparent ISO 
  • Shutter Off mode for PIV
  • 64GB, 128GB, 256GB high-speed internal RAM. 
  • Up to 63 memory partitions. 
  • CineMag 5 for non-volatile storage
Record Times
  • 4.3 seconds at maximum frame rate, 12 bits, 2560 x 1664 resolution into 256GB internal memory
Special Features
  • 10Gb Ethernet 
  • Binned mode for double the vertical resolution at high frame rates (Output is monochrome)
  • Multi-cine mode and up to 63 memory segments
  • Continuous recording
  • Event marking
  • Frame timestamp
  • IRIG In (modulated and unmodulated)
  • IRIG Out (unmodulated)
  • Sync-to-Trigger
  • Shutter off mode for PIV exposure
  • 364 ns straddle time in PIV mode
  • Burst mode
  • Internal mechanical shutter for automatic/remote Current Session Reference (CSR)
  • DHCP or Secondary IP address
  • Field-based firmware upgrade capable
  • Programmable trigger location (pre/post trigger recording)
  • Image-Based Auto-Trigger standard
  • Trigger from software
  • Hardware trigger BNC
  • High Voltage (HV) trigger compatible
Timing and Synchronization
  • Timing resolution <20ns
  • Frame synchronization to internal or external clock (FSYNC)
  • IRIG in/out (modulated or unmodulated)
  • Ready output (high when camera is armed and ready to record)
  • Strobe output (low during frame exposure time)
  • Dedicated Trigger, Timecode In ports
  • Dedicated Remote port for RS232
  • Dedicated Range Data
  • 3 Programmable I/O ports includes adjustable (assign and define) signals including:
    • F-sync
    • strobe
    • event
    • trigger output
    • ready and more
  • Gb Ethernet
  • 10Gb Ethernet (auto-negotiating) 
  • WiFi via USB Dongle for control (option to order from factory to permanently disable WiFi)
Camera Control
  • Phantom Camera Control software (PCC)
  • On-Camera Controls standard
  • SDK available
Video Out
  • 2X 3G HD-SDI ports
  • Micro-HDMI  
  • Supports up to 1080p60. 
  • Nikon F-mount standard, supports F & G style lenses
  • Canon EOS mount optional
  • PL-mount optional
  • C-mount optional
  • M42-mount optional
  • (lens not included)
Video Processing
  • Brightness
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Saturation
  • White Balance
  • 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 RAW & Cine Compressed
  • AVI, h.264 mp4
  • Apple ProRes .mov
  • Multipage TIFF
  • Uncompressed QuickTime
  • Windows BMP
  • OS/2 BMP, PCX, TGA
  • 100 - 240 VAC, 280 Watt power supply included
  • 20 - 28 VDC secondary power input on back panel 
Mechanical Specifications
  • 5 x 5 x 8.25 inches, 12.7 x 12.7 x 21 cm (H, W, L) without handle or lens.
  • Handle adds 2"(5 cm) to height
  • Weight: 9.4 lbs, 4.3 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Operating Temperature: -10 to +50 C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to + 70 C
  • Regulatory(EMI/EMC/ESD):  
    • Emissions:  EN 61326-1, FCC part 15
    • Immunity: EN 61326-1
  • Shock:
    • Operational: 30G, 11mSec sawtooth, 3 axes, 60 pulses total.
  • Vibration:
    • Operational:7.5 Grms, 50Hz-2KHz, 3axes, IAW MIL-STD-202H.
  • Safety: IEC 60950-1
  • Phantom SDK, C#, C++
  • LabView
  • MatLab
  • Python
Ships Standard With
  • Power supply 280W w/ XLR cable
  • Fischer Ethernet cable
  • BNC Cable
  • CineMag interface
  • FAST Option
Popular Accessories
  • Case with custom foam
  • CineMag 5
  • CineStation IV
  • Video monitor
Pelican Case 1510 with Padded Dividers

Pelican Case 1510 with Padded Dividers

The Pelican 1510 is the perfect size for Miro midsize models plus common accessories. This case has wheels, and comes with an adjustable padded-divider set to accommodate various configurations while protecting your valuable equipment during shipping, storage and travel.
Canon EF Mount for Flex4K cameras

Canon EF Mount

Canon EF Lens mount with electronic focus and aperture controls for EOS lenses. Control the lens from PCC.  Includes shims for backfocus and case. 
Phantom CineStation IV

Phantom CineStation IV

Download station for CineMag IV and CineMag 5 recording media.  Includes Gb and 10Gb Ethernet network support standard.
Phantom CineMagV

Phantom CineMag 5

Phantom CineMag 5 compatible with Flex4K, UHS, TMX, and T-Series camera models.  Available up to 8 TB
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, the battery or backup power source must be able to output in the 20-28V range and supply at least 8 Amps. The camera consumes a maximum 150W with CineMag. 

The camera ships with an XLR3 cable extension for power, which can be used with several 24V battery sources, including power stations and power vault style solutions that combine 2 or more 14.4V batteries.
Phantom CineMag is a high-speed solid-state storage module and differs significantly from a traditional hard drive or solid-state disk in that there is no file system. PCC software is required to download Cine Raw files, which can be controlled through an Ethernet connection with the camera body or by using a dedicated CineStation IV. 

For high-speed recording, you must record to the camera’s RAM buffer first, review, and then transfer to the CineMag—this is known as ‘Loop’ mode. For lower speed recording, the camera can run in ‘Run/Stop’ mode, writing direct to the CineMag and allowing several minutes of recording. Once the file is recorded to the CineMag, the images are secure and can be deleted out of RAM to start another capture. 

The recordings are best reviewed using video playback on the camera body. It is not possible to delete individual clips from a CineMag. Once the CineMag is full, you can only re-record on it by deleting its entire contents. For this reason, it is recommended that RAM Cines are reviewed and trimmed by setting in and out points prior to transfer from the RAM buffer to the CineMag.

Visit our CineMag Page for more information.
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.
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 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
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