There are systems out there which are thousands of bucks, designed to analyze golf swings. They can draw lines for posture, swing planes etc. They also have super slow mo for capturing crucial points in time during the swing.
Enter the Casio EX-FS10
Now Casio has a pocket sized, point and shoot camera which could replace many of those high end pro analysis system’s features. The EX-FS10 has all the features a normal camera would have, plus high speed movie capture of up to 1,000 fps (frames per second). That is amazing. For reference, standard video is 30 frames per second. At that speed you’d better have a big memory card though. There are also settings for 210fps, 420fps and variable 30-210fps.
The Casio web site doesn’t show the lines in the photo here, the digital golf pro. I’m gathering that though the camera is available now in the USA, that feature isn’t available in models here, yet.
Perhaps I can get my hands on one of these babies soon and give it a test run.
Did you say 1000 fps???? How is that possible?
I sure did say 1000 fps. Click the link to the casio web site. I imagine we’ll see more and more cheap cameras with features like this. The memory card industry will love it.
I’ve got the EX-FC100, I use the 210 fps option. At 1000 fps the resolution is beyond tiny, think web video circa 1998. Dave Phillips mentioned that Sony sold Casio the chip and that there are some new models coming out soon. I really want the EX-F1 which is still about $1,000 but the quality is much better.