Why don't DSLR cameras take high speed movies like P&S cameras?

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Why don't DSLR cameras take high speed movies like P&S cameras?
Apr 20, 2011

Many P&S cameras nowadays are having the high speed movie mode, such as the nikon p100, which can take 640x480 at 120fps, or 320x240 at 240fps. Its a lot of fun, but 320x240 looks horrible, and 640x480 looks ok, but who really shoots in anything less than hd nowadays? Many cheaper and more compact cameras are including it all the time, along with regular 1080P

It would be nice if an entry level DSLR could do it also, but do it better. Perhaps 1080P at 60fps with sound, and 640x480 at 480fps, or something like that. How come they don't?

And also, how come in general it seems like dslr's seem to fall a bit behind the curve of video. It seems like cheaper P&S cameras were shooting 1080P for a while before dslr's did, or else it was only available on higher end cameras.

I mean, i know photos are the main focus of a dslr, but video is always nice, and if cheap P&S cameras are doing it, you'd at least want your $500-$1000 dslr to do it to even if its not a main feature.

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