Why don't modern cameras not have slow frame rate ?

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Why don't modern cameras not have slow frame rate ?

Usually, cameras use 24, 30 or 60fps and in some cases 120fps.

And even HFR (High Frame Rate) cameras exist, such as the Gopro (240) and some phonecams and the Sony RX100V / VI go even to 960 fps (but only for a short while, no longer than a few seconds). With larger sensors, the readout speed cannot keep up with these HFRs.

But slow frame rates (15fps and slower) are barely supported. The Canon G7XII has a 15 fps rate, but AFAIK, most cameras don't.

Shame as it can be possible to make videos in very low light and technically there are, unlike HFR, no hurdles to achieve this.

I'd rather see a choppy 4fps video than a very dark smooth 30fps video.

Why do camera makers not support FRs slower than 24fps ?

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