TS3Cine (Images courtesy Fastec)
By Andrew Liszewski

Sure, there are hi-speed video cameras on the market that can run circles around the TS3Cine when it comes to frame rate, but as an all-in-one portable package you’re going to find its form factor hard to beat. It boasts a massive 7-inch LCD display and the ability to capture video at up to 500fps at its maximum resolution of 1280×1024. Take that down to 720P and you can up the framerate to 720, and at its lowest resolution you can squeeze in as many as 20,000fps, though they don’t actually mention what res that is.

Its rechargeable battery pack is good for about 3 hours of use, though I assume that requires you to be stingy with that monstrous LCD display, and storage is handled VIA an SD card slot and a built-in SSD, available in 128 or 256GB capacities. Footage can be stored as sequential BMP, TIFF, DNG or JPG files, as well as AVIs, and the TS3Cine includes USB 2.0 and gigabit ethernet connections for dumping your clips to a PC. As for the price, a dream-shattering $29,900 for the 128GB SSD version, an extra $2,000 for the 256GB SSD, and there’s even a $5,000 ‘Turbo Mode’ which increases the frame rate even further. Sigh…

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