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Old 04-26-2013, 7:54 PM
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Looking for a nice camera similar to the Casio ex f1. I want to shoot some high speed video action of my rifles and pistols. I would also like it to be suitable for some nice picture taking as well. The Casio does I think 200, 400, an 1000 fps.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:39 AM
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Looking for a nice camera similar to the Casio ex f1. I want to shoot some high speed video action of my rifles and pistols. I would also like it to be suitable for some nice picture taking as well. The Casio does I think 200, 400, an 1000 fps.

Anyone know what I'm looking for?
I have a Casio Exilm and it shoots the highspeed. I do 240 FPS when I shoot my AK pistol for funtion. It looks like this:

*** EDITED FOR NEW VIDEO MATERIAL***

http://www.stillyvision.com/files/guns/aktest01.mov <=== 25MB file...


Here is the problem. The FASTER you shoot the smaller the video has to be. For most shots shooting at 120 or 240 is plenty big but when you shoot at 480 fps it makes a REALLY small video.

The last time I checked they had a better camera that they released that did a little better resolution but it was around $400 and I THINK it came out between may-june of 2012. I have not looked lately because I got the exilm that came out around DEC or so of 2011 or whatever it was.

There is one website that is dedicated to HIGH SPEED cameras but they told me that you NEED A LOT OF LIGHT. so even if it is a day shoot, you best bring a spotlight if you want to shoot like 10k fps or whatever, also, those cameras are around $10k or more unless you rent one in which case it is like $1700 or something for a week or weekend. My numbers are WAY off by now but I know they are expensive. Hope this helps and good luck.
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There is nothing as good as that older Casio. I have a Panasonic ZS19 and it does something like 250 fps but the quality isnt very good. I looked for that Casio and some golf company bought them all up and sold them to their customers for practicing golf swings.
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I also want to record high speed video of my guns in action but did not know what to get. Anyone have a opinion on the Nikon 1 J2? It will do 640 x 240/400 fps and 320 x 120/1200 fps but cost about $430. Youtube videos looked ok I guess. I may get it if I decide not the get a S&W 500 revolver.
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There is nothing as good as that older Casio. I have a Panasonic ZS19 and it does something like 250 fps but the quality isnt very good. I looked for that Casio and some golf company bought them all up and sold them to their customers for practicing golf swings.
What older model are you referring to?

They seem to be getting better but Once they come out with a 480 fps @ 640x480 then that will be nice to use. Prolly will cost around $500 too.
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What older model are you referring to?

They seem to be getting better but Once they come out with a 480 fps @ 640x480 then that will be nice to use. Prolly will cost around $500 too.
If I remember it was the FH100 or Z100... something like that. It was better because it allowed for exposure control while using the high speed video. The newer cameras don't seem to allow that. At least thats what people were complaining about at the time.

I must say the ZR1000 looks pretty cool though...


edit: I think the good high speed camera model was the ZS10 or ZR10. My friend had one. I'll have to ask him.

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I also want to record high speed video of my guns in action but did not know what to get. Anyone have a opinion on the Nikon 1 J2? It will do 640 x 240/400 fps and 320 x 120/1200 fps but cost about $430. Youtube videos looked ok I guess. I may get it if I decide not the get a S&W 500 revolver.
320 x 120 is pure crap.

I was hoping that my 320x240 or whatever it was would look cool but the truth is that the video is so small it cancels out how fast it can shoot. (you are watching a thumbnail at that point...)

As far as I am concerned, do not go too far below 640x480. Really try not to dip below 720x480 (NTSC) cause at least THAT can be played on a tv set (older) but to go smaller really tends to jack up the video. I looked at one of my 240fps videos and it was distorted since it was so small and I wanted to view it bigger on the screen.

These guys prolly have the best prices for what we are looking for:
http://www.photron.com/

These guys I have not checked with yet:
http://www.visionresearch.com/
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The Panasonic ZS30 does 240fps at 640x480... Dunno how good it is though.
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The Panasonic ZS30 does 240fps at 640x480... Dunno how good it is though.
THAT is a decent number. NOT gonna look the greatest on TV but it is certainly better than the 512x360 or whatever the casio exilim does.

IF that camera is priced around $350 or less it could be a very good purchase for a starter.

240fps at 640x480 is decent for the money. It aint full screen old school tv worthy but on a computer screen it aint too bad.

BUT for the price it is a decent buy and can give you some great videos of slow-mo pellets tagging bunnies/cats/squirrels/birds/racoons/whatever else is on the varmint list...
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320 x 120 is pure crap.

I was hoping that my 320x240 or whatever it was would look cool but the truth is that the video is so small it cancels out how fast it can shoot. (you are watching a thumbnail at that point...)

As far as I am concerned, do not go too far below 640x480. Really try not to dip below 720x480 (NTSC) cause at least THAT can be played on a tv set (older) but to go smaller really tends to jack up the video. I looked at one of my 240fps videos and it was distorted since it was so small and I wanted to view it bigger on the screen.

These guys prolly have the best prices for what we are looking for:
http://www.photron.com/

These guys I have not checked with yet:
http://www.visionresearch.com/

I bought that camera anyways since I know I could return it. 640 x 240 is fine for my needs and it looks fine. 320 x 120 is very much crap.
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640x480 USED to be a decent screen for a CRT, course that means it was about 2/3 of the screen. Now though 640x480 still aint TOO bad.

I dunno bout 640x240, that seems, rather narrowly wide.
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