Sony just announced a new camcorder, the NEX-FS700U. I may need to find a use for this camera, looks like it is can do 960/fps at reduced resolution. Also have heard it will do 240/fps in full HD. Super slow mo = super cool. Street price will be $8-10K = not cool.

If you haven’t seen History Channel’s “Top Shot” check it out . Some awesome use of high speed cameras.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SONY EXPANDS NXCAM LINE WITH NEW FULL-HD SUPER SLOW MOTION CAMCORDER
NEX-FS700U

Delivers High Quality, Flexible and Creative
Shooting Options for Workflows of Today . . . and Tomorrow

PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 2, 2012 — Sony is pushing the creative boundaries once more with the new NEX-FS700U Full-HD Super Slow Motion camcorder, the latest in Sony’s line of NXCAM interchangeable E-mount camcorders. The new Super 35mm model is designed for high-speed shooting, capable of capturing footage at up to 960 frames per second. The camera also features a range of capabilities such as 3G HD-SDI output and built-in ND filters. Additionally, it also offers several creative options, shooting styles, and enhanced ergonomics – all based on customer feedback — to deliver a flexible production tool that can fit seamlessly into a variety of shooting applications.

“This camera opens a new door to creative shooting,” said Juan Martinez, senior product manager at Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group. “You can record beautiful high speed full HD movies with the freedom of creative interchangeable lens choice. The NEX-FS700U, with its super slow motion mode, is ideal for promos, TV dramas, commercials and documentaries as well as sports and a variety of event shooting.”