The SIR3 ballistic range camera from Specialised Imaging Ltd. is a new generation of ultrahigh-speed camera designed to withstand the harsh environment of the proofing ground and to provide high reliability and image quality. New features include an optical viewfinder to ease image focus and framing while still maintaining the possibility of electronic focusing via an external thin-film transistor monitor and simplified focus button. Using the input from two separate sensors, SureShot real-time hardware enables reliable image capture of unpredictable high-speed objects mid frame. This advance in trigger reliability also enables researchers to narrow the field of view of the camera, thereby increasing the resolution. In addition, it can acquire two separate full-resolution images, providing valuable information on displacement and velocity for ballistics, detonics and impact studies. The rigid all-metal IP54-compliant construction of the compact camera makes it suited to withstand harsh industrial and defense research environments.