CamRecord | CR-S3500-M/C

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The CR-S3500 high-speed camera is equipped with a large-format, highly light-sensitive image sensor that records the fastest movements. With a high image refresh rate of 3,500 images per second in full format and 12,000 images at a resolution of 1,280 x 240 pixels, the camera is suitable for making very fast object movements visible, right through to simple ballistics. The camera therefore solves highly demanding measurement tasks in fault analysis and quality assurance for particularly fast-moving objects.

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Designed with a sturdy camera housing, the CR-S3500 is ideally suited for industrial applications. What makes these cameras particularly user-friendly is the possibility of using standard lens attachments.

  • C-Mount
    For microscopy applications or for optimal adjustment of the image sensor to the ROI (Region of Interest). C-Mount lenses are particularly suitable for applications with high image refresh rates (frames per second) with a simultaneously wide aperture.
  • F-Mount
    With adjustable or mechanically adjustable aperture ring, Nikon-F lenses can be adjusted very easily to the object to be recorded.
  • FMG-Mount
    For standard applications with lenses available in the photo trade with Nikon G-mount lens connectors. The aperture is adjusted using the ring located on the mount.
  • M42-Mount
    Industrial lenses with the choice of x1 or x0.75 (T2) thread pitch.

Ring memory

The CR-S3500-M/C is equipped with an 16 GB ring memory. This doesn’t just fulfil a purely data storage function. The CamRecord is operated via a trigger; in other words, via a shutter release. After you have starting recording, the CamRecord stores the relevant image sequence even before you activate the trigger. The recording then continues for a set time, as ultimately you’re working with particularly fast processes. The sequence is backed up in the ring buffer, and that’s how the CamRecord takes account of response times entirely automatically.

Using the 16 GB memory, it can store the recording over a period of 4 seconds, at full resolution and speed. This option for checking more extended process flows is of particular benefit if it is difficult to assess the particular point at which a fault arises in the process.

Working anywhere

Whether it’s needed in the laboratory, at external sites or for crash tests, you can expect high performance every time, every place and everywhere from Optronis’ CamRecord. In fact, with its sturdy housing, it is best equipped for such conditions. Fixtures for attaching a tripod to various sides of the housing make these high-speed cameras even more versatile.
The large-format image sensor on the CR-S3500, with 13.6 µm pixels, guarantees very high light sensitivity.



There are several connections on the robust aluminium camera housing:

  • Mechanical interface
    Sturdy stainless steel camera mount with either 4 x M4 screws or photographic thread (¼-20 UNC)
  • Fast GigE interface
    High download speeds from the image memory to the memory of the connected PC
  • HDMI video output
    Recording situation monitoring during recording
  • Ring memory with data trigger
    Trigger for image changes
  • External trigger and synchronization interface
    Connection for various trigger sources (e.g. mechanical switch) and synchronization to motion-dependent image refresh rates
  • SSD Slot
    Plugin for a SSD harddisk


Resolution (H x V) Frames / second

1.280 x 860

3.504 fps

1.280 x 720

4.168 fps

800 x 600

4.974 fps

640 x 480

6.168 fps

320 x 240

11.862 fps

160 x 120

22.030 fps

1.280 x 8

110.154 fps

Model options

Article number Description / second


monochrome camera


color camera


C-Mount lens adapter


F-Mount lens adapter


F-Mount lens adapter with aperture control


16 GB camera memory


Component / feature Value

Sensor resolution

1.280 x 860

Frame rate @ max. sensor res.

3.500 fps

Image sensor

Global Shutter CMOS

Exposure time

2 µs - 1/Framerate

Active area

17.5 mm x 11.8 mm

Sensor diagonal dimension

21.1 mm

Pixel size

13.7 µm

A/D conversion

8 bit


48 dB


25 V/lux*s @ 525 nm

Shutter efficiency

Global electronic shutter

Trigger signal

TTL, 3.3-5V, 10mA, optically isolated

Trigger modes

internal free-run, switch, rising or falling edge


Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi (with dongle)


12 VDC

Lens mount

F-Mount, FMG-Mount, C-Mount


1.400 g without mount


150 mm x 92 mm x 92 mm


lightweight anodised aluminium

SSD harddrive bay

data storage and backup

PC software

TimeViewer for Windows (support for version 7, 8 and 10) for capture, video playback, export and analysis

Tablet software

TimeViewer for Android, available in GooglePlay Store

Scope of delivery

Camera with 256 GB SSD, TimeViewer software, power supply, GigE-cable and manual

Mechanical trigger switch

The mechanical shutter release enables you to start the CamRecord recording sequence with a simple press of the button. Particularly suitable for recordings which cannot be programmed using a predefined point in time.

Trigger converter

The trigger converter offers a high-impedance input for external synchronization and external triggers. Particularly suitable for synchronous recordings using multiple cameras.

Battery expansion pack with charger

For longer recordings, the battery expansion pack with charger is ideal. Battery life is around 90 minutes.

Spare battery for battery expansion pack / BI

The spare battery, like the battery in the expansion pack, offers additional life of around 90 minutes.

Uninterruptible power supply using the battery pack

The uninterruptible power supply offers a battery life or around 30 minutes.


Software development environment for CamRecord series.


Labview driver for CamRecord series


Trigger lead

Data Sheet


1900-SU-02 (Camera Manual English)

1920-SU-10-A (TimeViewer Manual English)

1921-SU-10-A (Android Tablet Software Manual English)


Firmware update software