Best high speed video camera for golf swing analysis

Started Sep 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Best high speed video camera for golf swing analysis
In reply to Chas Tennis, 17 hours ago

Thanks again Chas. I might just try a 60fps golf video with the Sony to see...since I already have it on hand.

The ELPH 110 HS option is still an alternative worth considering - for really basic (but not so pretty) functionality. A $50 refurb is very tempting. Pocketable, no worries if it gets trashed, at a disposable price - all good things.

I found this link (from your tennis link) to the iPhone 6 golf video quite useful and remarkable.

And also general HS iPhone 6 video here -

It's an impressive option, albeit expensive of course unless one is in the market for a phone anyway (as I am). Can you do stop action on the phone? No idea - but I would export the video to a Mac anyway for editing, so I guess this question relates to on site shot review capabilities??

Chas Tennis wrote:

Some DSLR cameras with 60 fps video have manual exposure control, and shutters to 1/10,000 sec, etc. They can be very useful but the frame rate means that when objects have high speed they move too far between frames.

Canon Powershot 110 and 110 HS are two different camera models. Other Canon Powershot cameras that have high speed video mode would probably have similar motion blur performance to the 110 HS that I tested. But I'm not certain ??

Probably many cameras with high speed video mode will select fast shutter speeds in direct sunlight and with the widest angle zoom setting. It is best to find Youtube golf swings from the side view and look at motion blur.

I don't know of any affordable camera with manual exposure control in high speed video mode. I can't keep track of the motion blur of the HS video modes of the many cameras with auto exposure control. But I would not buy one without seeing the motion blur - ideally on a golf swing from the side. You need a clear high speed object like a golf club.

Smartphones with fast wide angle lenses usually have very fast shutters in direct sunlight. Thread on the iPhone 6 240 fps with golf side swing. Can you do stop action single frame back and forth on an iPhone?

Chas Tennis

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