Vision Research has unveiled the Phantom v1610, the company’s latest addition to its series of high-speed digital cameras. It can shoot videos at an impressive 16,000 frames per second (fps) at 1280 x 800 resolution. However, if the resolution is reduced to a measly 128 x 16, the camera’s speed can be increased to a massive 1 million fps! While it is less than the X-ray camera, which shoots at 4.5 million fps, this wonder camera is designed to be used by consumers, not scientists.
The company is known for its Phantom Flex camera that was announced last year. The Phantom Flex is capable of capturing Full HD (1080p) videos at 2,800 fps. While the Phantom c1610’s maximum resolution is slightly lower, at 1280 x 800, its capture speed is significantly higher. The 1 million fps rate can be turned on via the optional FAST feature. Without the FAST feature, the frame rate still goes as high as 600,000 fps at 128 x 16 resolution.
If you’re wondering why it is cool to have a device like this, this high-speed camera enables you to capture high-definition, slow-motion shots that you’ve been admiring in TV shows like Discovery Channel’s Time Warp and those super slow motion replays in sport events. This is an awesome device, too bad you’ll have to pay a whopping $100,000 for this one.