I'm interested in shooting slow-motion videos of sports (eg. ping-pong, badminton; for analysis and such). After trying an iPhone camera I wish to get something higher quality/more crisp (ideally 1080p@240fps).
However, finding something decent at an affordable price-tag seems to be rather difficult. hispeedcams.com is a quite good source for this purpose. Here are some notable finds.
rather professional solutions (too expensive)
- RED RAVEN "[...] 4.5K Full Format (FF) at up to 120 fps, or in 2K FF at 240 fps, [...]" (at $8,950.00 (USD), €9,030.00 (EUR), £7,970.00 (GBP))
- Panasonic AG-DVX200 "120-fps Variable Frame Rate" ($3,795.00)
- SONY NEX FS700 "120fps at 4K" ($3,499.00)
dedicated high speed cameras (more than needed)
- edgertronic SC1 "- 701 fps @ 720p: Color 8GB DDR3 Install IR Filter - 400-675nm response" ($5,495.00)
- chronos 1.4 "1,057fps [at] 1280x1024" (2,999.00$
action-cams (too limited): ("240fps at 720p and 120fps at [...] 1080p")
DSLM/MILC (which would also be nice as default photo cameras but don't have a optical TTL view finder)
It would be nice to have something more versatile than action-cams, but less expensive than those professional devices. As I don't want to shoot slow-motion only, cameras specially designed for that aren't really what I am looking for either.
This leads to the (still quite expensive) GH5 (or similar DSLM) and also to a few
What should I look for in gear for a beginner?
Is there something (DSLRs/DSLMs) in between (regarding price) GH5 and action-cams (similar to a6500) supporting slowmo ?
Some specifications mention that high-speed capture is only available for a few seconds
Is there always a maximum on how long can I capture slowmo if it is not noted?
If a camera is advertised with (eg.) 8sec 1000fps, at which rate could it record permanently then ?