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Affordable High Speed Video
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is the least expensive high speed video digital camera, at $368.90.

Some cameras can record movies at much higher frame rates than normal, which is great for recording high speed events such as sports and playing them back slowly to see what really happened. Slowing the video down can add poetry to fast pace events and completely change how you see the event happen. The higher the speed video the more data the camera has to capture and consequently the smaller the video resolution gets. If you want to record at 60fps you some cameras can still shoot HD if you want 100, 200, or even 1000fps slo mo video you'll need to sacrifice the video resolution, often significantly. Slow motion video is an awesome feature to have on your digicam and is just outright cool.

60fps Example

24p Video shot on a Canon 7d at 60fps, detailing how slowing the video down can add a new dimension of creativity and feel to the video.


100fps and 200fps Example

The following video utilizes both 100fps and 200fps high speed footage, showing of the incredible moments you can capture with ultra slow motion video capture.

Best High Speed Video Point and Shoots

The following are the best digicams that shoot high speed video.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
from $948
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
from $369
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps
Zoom Great zoom Help
65x
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon XC10
Canon XC10
from $2,099
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Learn more about the Canon XC10

Ricoh WG-M1
Ricoh WG-M1
from $178
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
3 mm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

Learn more about the Ricoh WG-M1

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Avatar for netsurfer912 netsurfer912 (5:27 PM, August 28, 2014)
What about SLRs though?