camcorder with 120 fps 1080p for slow motion?

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camcorder with 120 fps 1080p for slow motion?

A pistol shooting friend of mine asked what camera I would recommend for his use in recording his golf swing as well as his targets at the shooting range.  The shooting range application is easy--I have used Canon R800 and R400 camcorders for that and they cost $200-$250 if you can find one.  The golf swing analysis requirements are tougher.  I don't know anything about golf analysis so I watched a dozen YouTube videos and the golfers don't know much about video cameras or recording audio, I'm afraid.  Since this is a dual purpose camera, I'm thinking something like a Sony AX43 or AX53 are possible candidates.   I'm thinking something similar in a Canon or Panasonic camcorder model also.  I don't want to recommend a phone or tablet because he needs a longer focal length lens for the shooting range and most of the golfers struggled with perspective problems when using the wide angle lenses on their phones.  Rolling shutter can be a problem with a golf club swing so smaller sensor cameras seem like a good approach, thus the camcorder option.  Anyone here have any experience along these lines to share?

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