Any smartphone with High-Speed Camera out there??

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ciberkarlos, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. ciberkarlos macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
    Hi everyone,

    I'm a strength & conditioning coach and, for me, recording high speed videos (210 fps or more) is a need to evaluate my athletes technics, their running biomechanics etc. I use a Casio high-speed camera, but i am wondering if exists in the market any smartphone which can record high-speed videos. I know that the iPhone can´t, and the apps i tried (like SloMo) are just crap.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    I don't think one exists though you might be able to replicate that functionality with an app.
  3. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    You can't as, physically, only 30 fps is recorded.


    No dice. Get a dedicated P&S.
  4. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    Unfortunately, no smartphone on the market right now has a camera that can shoot at 210+ fps. A majority shoot at 30 fps. If you're lucky, you might be able to find one that shoots 60 at 720p.

    And no app will be able to replicate true slow motion. You will only get some type of frame blending, whether it be a simple difference in opacity, or pixel motion frame blending similar to Twixtor and Kronos. But finding an app that does pixel motion frame blending might be more difficult since it will be much harder on the CPU.
  5. Kattym macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2013
    High speed video recording isn't the main thing a smartphone should do, there are special cameras (rather expensive, btw) for it. And I don't think there will be such a smart in the near future.
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Hi-speed video cameras aren't necessarily expensive. Not in the least. For example, Casio's Exilim EX-FH100, back in 2011, recorded 240 fps at 448x336 and 1000 fps at 224x64.

    Nikon's budget P3x0 series, even as the debuting, early 2011 model, the P300, has also always been able to record at at 120 fps @ VGA resolution. (I use this mode very frequently.)

    Sony's inexpensive P&S cameras also have decent hi-speed modes.
  7. ciberkarlos thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
    I own a Casio EX-FC100, which cost me 170$ in 2010. I was hoping that in the near future the smarphones were able to record high speed videos since, beside professional use, slow motion videos are really cool. Now, i have to record the videos with my casio, download the videos to my computer and analyse them with software such as Kinovea. It would be really great if i could record the videos with my smartphone and analize them immediately with some app.

    I'll continue dreaming...
  8. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    iPhone 4s on iOS 5 could record 60 fps (720p) with apps such as slopro, but that functionality was removed with iOS 6. Currently no smartphone can go over 60 fps.

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