Vision Research Expands Phantom Miro Digital High-Speed Camera Family to Include Ruggedized Miro R-Series

Miro R-Series Is the Third and Latest Addition to the Phantom Miro Family

Wayne, NJ  (  Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, is expanding its line of Phantom Miro cameras to include a ruggedized body style. The Phantom Miro R-Series, the third member of the Phantom Miro family, is targeted at applications in harsh environments where the camera must survive high shock and vibration as well as a broad range of operating temperatures. The Miro R-Series is offered in the same four performance levels available in the other Miro body styles—110, 310, 120 and 320S.

“Our new Miro R-Series gives customers another choice in camera body style, expanding the number of applications for the camera family,” said Rick Robinson, Marketing Director at Vision Research. “The R-Series is targeted specifically towards those that need a ruggedized camera to withstand severe environmental conditions”

The Miro R-series is ideal for applications such as automotive crash tests, high-speed sleds and explosives research. As with the other Miro models, the R-Series has an external rechargeable battery (BP-U30 only) and the popular CineFlash non-volatile data storage system. It includes flexible tools for both qualitative and quantitative analysis and is Phantom RCU compatible

Key Specifications of the Phantom Miro R-Series:

  • >100G shock. Tested with a sawtooth wave, 11ms, 30 times, 3 axes (without lens or internal capping shutter)
  • 25Grms random vibration; 20Hz to 2KHz, all axes, 10 min/axis, in accordance with MIL-STD-810G
  • -20C to +50C operating temperature
  • 0 – 50,000ft (15,240 meters) operational altitude
  • Image-based Auto-Trigger
  • Continuous recording
  • Auto-exposure
  • Multi-cine acquisition
  • Gb Ethernet
  • Rechargeable Battery (Sony BP-U30)Junction Box compatibility

In addition to the R-Series, the other two body styles included in the Phantom Miro family are the M-Series and the LC-Series. The M-Series is targeted at applications where computer control is preferred, such as static installations in laboratories or test facilities where high-speed cines are immediately saved to a computer for viewing and analysis. The LC-Series has an integrated flip-out LCD touchscreen for on-camera control and viewing of recorded cines. It is best employed in applications where the camera is used in a variety of applications, often requiring portability.

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About Vision Research

Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensable across a wide variety of applications, including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, and packaging. The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality.

Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital camera technology and sensor design. Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.