Looking at the current crop of portable devices that offer slow motion is hard and it’s pretty much a mine field. Lenses differ, sensor sizes are varied and distortion can creep up.
Besides the pretty exterior of a retro-feel classic camera trapped in a small sensor point & shoot, the SH-1 has a Slow Motion 120p 720 video mode built in that might be of good quality coupled with the new sensor 5 way stabilizer .
SH-1 Highlight Specs:
The just released Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam is not just a 4k recording multipurpose camera but it also hides a 720p 120f mode which so far seems to be lower quality than regular 720p video cameras. The quality while usable is not ideal. The resolution seems to be well below the stated 720p in slow motion mode.
There is a sister model with the same sensor called the HDR-CX900 which shares all features “Including 720p 120F recording” except the 4k recording and of course a discounted price. However the $500 shave might be unwarranted considering the 1.5k investment for the CX900 which for $500 more you get 4k on the AX100.
The story behind the edgertronic camera is very compelling, Mike Matter and Juan Pineda have created a block camera that captures 700fps at 720p with interchangeable Nikon Mount. All with a dream and the support of kickstarter backers.