For any photographer having a good camera make the difference of capturing an image in its true form. Photographers and those who document events and stories are constantly looking for the next best camera that can take the desired images. One of this are the high-speed cameras which capture events within short minutes that a standard camera cannot take. They function as a video camera.
They are used by professionals who need every detail of an image. Such professional may need to take scientific images like animals in the wild, underwater sea life that one would need waterproof high-speed cameras, stars in the sky, planets and discovering new stars in space hence one would need high-speed cameras in space. Also, manufacturers, who need to test a product like cars to assess the quality and the list is endless. If one is looking to buying a high-speed camera, what do they look for?
Buying High Speed Cameras
Check the cameras frame rate
Most of the high-speed cameras today have motion sensors that pick motion immediately and begin taking pictures. The frame rate is the number of still images captured in a period of one second or fps. The standard cameras will record at around 24 to 40 fps. However, high-speed cameras can record from as low as 1000 fps that is from a low-end high-speed camera to as high as over billions fps from a very fast high-speed camera. Depending on what one intends to capture it is important to find a camera that has the fps that you need to take the images.
Shutter speed or exposure
The shutter speed or exposure of a camera is the period of time the digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light, and the shutter opens to take an image. High-speed cameras are manufactured with exceptional shutter speed to help capture images both in the dark and when there is light.
For the high-speed camera to record quality images, they need to have a sensitivity to light. Enhanced light sensitivity will be required for more demanding high-speed images and events.
The lens is the most critical component when capturing high-quality images. The lenses of a camera are meant to allow a person to capture images in clarity and refine optical aberration. There are a variety of cameras to capture different images. One needs to consider what they will be recording to have the lens that will be best.
Finally, consider the positioning of the camera. This is accomplished by mounting the camera. There are a variety of mounts that are available from extendable and adjustable arms to stand like tripods and unipods as well as the shoulder mounted or handheld.