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Casio High Speed Camera

A Digital Camera that shoots 60 frames per second.

Dave Phillips is one of the founders of the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California; he is Class A member of the PGA of America and has devoted the past 18 years to becoming a world-class instructor. He has his own television show on the golf channel, Golf Fitness Academy, and is regularly featured as a writer in several major golf and sports publications as well as on his site MyTPI.com. When he is not working at the Titleist Performance Institute, Phillips lectures around the world on golf-specific fitness and sports technology.
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Casio may have the answer to every sport enthusiast's prayers. A camera that won't miss any of the action. With 60 frames per second and the ability to record and playback video at 300 frames per second, this could very well be the ultimate sports camera.

Casio showed off the as-yet-nameless prototype at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. I must admit, I am a little giddy that this may actually be a real product. As a golf professional, I can't tell you how valuable this is. When trying to view a golf swing that takes about 1.5 seconds with a club moving at over 100 mph, you need features like this to really analyze a golf swing.

The one feature that Casio has built in which I think will be fantastic is the Pre Shot Burst Mode. This Ultra-high speed continuous shooting of action actually occurs before the shutter button is pressed. It uses an image buffer that is constantly refreshed with images of the action that occur in front of the camera's lens. Then when you press the shutter button, the images in the image buffer are recorded, ensuring that you never miss any of those special moments because you pressed the shutter button too late.


The video capability of CASIO's next-generation camera shoots VGA-equivalent movies at a speed of 300 frames per second. This means that you can easily shoot ultra slow-motion movies at speeds that have until now been available only on professional level high speed cameras. Not only does this open up a whole new world of motion that is not apparent to the naked eye, it also provides a valuable tool for analysis of sports events and fast-moving action.

Casio does not have a date yet as to when it will be available, or a price, I just hope all this tech packed into a basic camera is not to good to be true. See more photos at Casio's site.