Written by timsdd on Friday, July 1st, 2011 in High Speed Video - 240FPS.
One of the new features that comes with the Canon Elph 100HS is a high speed video setting that captures video @ 240FPS. The only drawback is that it’s @ a small 320×240 resolution. But still, pretty cool considering.
One thing I have noticed is that the closer you are the better in terms of capturing your subject. Like with any zoom on a small point & shoot camera, you’re almost better off not zooming @ all for video and pictures as the lens is not made to have a large optical zoom. Either that or I need to see if I can use the macro focusing feature with the 240fps setting. Long story short….focusing is tricky!
Lighting is also important and you’ll see a bit of a progression with the 3 videos I am about to show you. Clearly I get a lot closer to where it should be by the 3rd video and it’s FAR& AWAY the best of the three.
The 3rd video is also better because I take 3 shots @ the bulb instead of just one. I am so used to taking one shot @ a time with photos…it occurred to me after a short delay that hey, I can keep shooting it with my gun! The bb gun is a CO2 powered model nearly doubling the FPS (feet per second) than my older model. That’s both good and bad. The bb’s really tend to enter and exit the bulbs without too much ‘action’ in terms of glass shattering. You have to hit the sweet spot to really see the bulb fly (which I captured on the 3rd shot in the 3rd video).
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