Graham Rowan of Hertfordshire, UK has created a small camera dubbed the "fps1000", and as its name suggests, it is designed solely to record high-frame-rate videos. The goal behind the camera is to open up high-speed shooting to a wider market by offering a relatively inexpensive product that is highly portable.

The fps1000 is designed around a single circuit board sporting an STMicro ARM processor. A touchscreen display is used to control the camera, and an external battery is used to power the device. Both color and monochrome versions of the camera will be available upon launch, with all images being saved in RAW. The camera offers up to 32GB of internal storage joined by a microSD card slot for expanding that capacity. 

Three different versions of the camera will be available: the fps1000 SILVER, the fps1000 GOLD, and the fps1000 PLATINUM. The first of the trio has a maximum resolution of 640 x 480, with that number increasing to 1280 x 1024 and 2560 x 2048 for the other two models. All three cameras feature the same hardware, but have their own maximum frame rates and recording memory. The PLATINUM model offers the highest maximum frame rate at 18,500 fps.
Photographers can use their own lenses with the fps1000; it is designed with a C-mount fitting, and supports adapters for other lenses.

The fps1000 is being funded through Kickstarter, where it has exceeded its goal with a current pledge amount of £43,849. Backers can get the SILVER, GOLD, and PLATINUM models at discounted rates by making a pledge, but the cameras will retail for £349, £649, and £999 when they launch.