Chronos 2.1-HD High Speed Camera


Note: The Chronos 2.1-HD doesn’t come with a lens. You will need to visit our store and add the lenses that you want to include with your order.

The Chronos 2.1-HD High-Speed Camera is an ideal choice for capturing beautifully framed cinematic shots, filming fast-paced sporting events, and getting the most detailed imaging for research. This camera offers the highest resolution and is compatible with more lens options than Chronos 1.4. Video is saved to removable media in compressed H.264 (MPEG-4) or uncompressed DNG format. You can save hundreds of shots on a single SD card.


  • Chronos 2.1-HD camera
  • Battery
  • Power supply (19V 40W, universal input)
  • Power cord (with location-appropriate plug)
  • CS to C mount lens adapter
  • Nikon F to C FotodioX lens adapter OR Canon EF/EF-S to C FotodioX lens adapter
  • User Manual
  • 32GB SD Card for saving videos


  • 2.1Gpx/s, Full HD 1920×1080 image sensor captures 1 000 fps, and up to 24 046 fps at lower resolution. Available in color and monochrome.
  • 8GB, 16GB and 32GB memory options for 2.5, 5.5 and 11 second record time respectively.
  • High sensitivity base ISO of 500 (Color) and 1000 (Monochrome) enables shooting with modest lighting.
  • Completely standalone, untethered operation with 1hr internal battery. Runs indefinitely on AC adapter.
  • Many lenses supported: Nikon F, Canon EF and C mounts available as field-swappable options.
  • Focus peaking highlights sharp edges for quick and perfect focus. Zebra lines help you set correct exposure.


CameraImaging1920x1080 1000FPS
Memory8GB, 16GB, or 32GB
Record time2.7 seconds (8GB), 5.5 seconds (16GB), 11 seconds (32GB)
Lens mountCS/C mount (Provided). Nikon F-C and Canon EF-C Adapters (optional accessory)
BackfocusField adjustable
IR Filter650nm, user removable, 24 x 16 x 1.1mm
Display5" 800x480 capacitive touchscreen, 1000 nit daylight visible
EnclosureAnodized CNC machined aluminum
CoolingActive cooling, variable-speed fan (fan-off option supported)
Dimensions155mm x 96mm x 67.3mm (6.11" x 3.78" x 2.65") without lens
Weight1.06 kg (2.34 lbs) without lens
Video FormatsH.264Industry-standard mp4 (MPEG-4) files at bitrates up to 60Mbps
CinemaDNG RawStandard Adobe CinemaDNG raw files
TIFFStandard TIFF raw files with timestamps
Storage DevicesSD, USB, SSD, or SMB/NFS network drives
Image SensorResolution1920x1080 @ 1 000FPS
Dimensions19.2 x 10.8mm (4/3” format, 2.1-Megapixel, 2x Crop Factor)
Pixel Pitch10um
Sensitivity (ISO)Color - ISO 500 to 8000 Mono - ISO 1000 to 16000
ShutterElectronic global shutter, 1/fps to 10us (1/100 000 s)
Dynamic Range10.3 stops (62.4 dB)
Bit Depth12-bit
Maximum Run Time1 hour recording
Charge Time2 hours (0-80%) with in-camera charger
IOPower Input17-20V 40W (5.5/2.5mm barrel jack, positive tip)
NetworkGigabit Ethernet
TriggerTwo trigger inputs/frame strobe outputs (BNC and Aux) Adjustable input threshold 0 to 6.6V Electrically isolated trigger input (Aux connector) Trigger with sound, laser, and lighting using accessories
AudioMicrophone/Line input using continuous live mode @ 60FPS
VideoHDMI output 720p or 1080p (default) @ 60FPS, video only
USBUSB type A (host) and micro-B (device)
SATAeSATA 3Gbps to SATA 2.5” lll SSD (5V power)
Trigger ModesEnd TriggerCamera records until a defined delay after trigger
ToggleCamera starts recording with one button press, and stops recording with a subsequent button press
Exposure TriggerExternal signal sets the frame rate for synchronization
Shutter GatingExternal signal sets the frame rate and controls the exposure for synchronization
Frame Sync OutputThe camera outputs a signal indicating its frame rate and exposure
Trigger PortsBNCFemale BNC connector
PhoenixPluggable black phoenix terminal block (8-pin)
Network ControlThrough web page or REST API based interface with USB or CAT ethernet cable
Recording ModesNormalRecords into the ring buffer. Once a trigger occurs, video can be reviewed and saved.
SegmentedVideo memory is divided into segments, each recording as in the Normal mode above. Number of segments is user selectable
Gated BurstFrames are captured while trigger is active
Live Slow MotionContinuously records a short slow-motion video and immediately plays it back then repeats.
Normal Speed RecordingContinuousVideo is saved continuously at up to 60FPS to mp4 (MPEG-4) files on removable storage. Operates like a normal video camera.
AssistiveFocus AidHighlights sharp edges to aid focusing
ZebrasRolling diagonal lines indicate clipped (overexposed) areas
Viewfinder ZoomZooms in to allow easier focusing
OverlayDisplays frame and time information on top of footage
EnvironmentalOperating Temperature-20 °C to +40 °C (-4 °F to +104 °F)


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