Since your consumer cameras are fixed at NTSC or PAL speeds, try this google for your speciality camera.
I am looking for a moderately priced (about $700) video camera to use in my lab at my university. It will be tripod mounted, so bulk is not a factor. Perhaps that might help it survive the rigors of lab life. The camera is to be used to capture chemical reactions, machines in action, etc. So the shutter speed has to be controllable down to several hundreds per second (>200 fps). Also when observing flames, it should not saturate the photo-sensors, so some kind of light adjustment should be present. And the video must be easily transferrable to a computer, preferably in mpeg format. I am a total novice at this. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.