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Samsung ISOCELL GN2 does 480fps!

The hegemony of phone sensors has been the purview of Sony with their Exmor sensors for many years but now Samsung has started making inroads in the space with their ISOCELL chips. The latest is currently mass-produced and shipping in handsets already which is not a paper launch, but a real thing. The chip is capable of massive low light improvement compared to other sensors because it is essentially a near 1″ sensor with 1/1.12-inch measurements. This is close to what Sony RX cameras use as a main sensor, and a first for a phone.

As to how they are able to fit this sensor on phones, it is a dance between a protruding camera bump that is a little larger than usual and also a lens system that creates a full imaging circle from a minute distance. The GN2 is capable of recording 480fps in HD 720p, 4k 120fps, 30fps in 12.5MP windowed size and 10fps in 100MP mode which uses a clever algorithm and three RGB exposures to derive a 100MP image from the 50MP source. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Galaxy Note 9 Slow Motion Initial Samples!

Now that a few days have passed we now have the first few samples of what the Galaxy Note 9 is capable of in 960fps slow-motion mode. It shows about the same effective resolution as the Galaxy S9 and S9+ which share the same camera system.  The Note 9 is supposed to increase the dynamic range but it is unclear how much benefit it will show in a resolution starved 720p high-speed mode.

The best selling factor for the Note 9 as a slow-motion device is the doubling of recording time to 0.4 seconds from the 0.2sec available on the Galaxy S9. This transforms into a 12.8-second video played back at NTSC 30p which makes it much more enjoyable than the 6.4 sec on the other Samsung phone.

Galaxy Note 9 Slow Motion Initial Samples:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Super Slow Motion 960fps eTube Tech:


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Super Slow-mo 1 by Komputer Świat Sample: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Galaxy Note 9 Is Samsung Slow Motion King!

Galaxy Note 9

Samsung has released the Galaxy Note 9 today and needless to say its a spec powerhouse with a familiar design and feel. No other Samsung has ever sported such amount of features and memory footprint up to 1TB with the 512GB internal plus an optional 512GB Micro SD card.  Of course, a fully specced out phone will not be cheap when the handset starts at $1,000 USD in the USA or €1,000 in Europe.

Our interest and focus are the video features and we are far from disappointed.  You get improved AF with scene recognition and an increase in dynamic range compared to the Galaxy S9.  You get 4k UHD up to 60p and the usual competitive frame rates of 240fps and 120fps Full HD plus the 960fps mode that made its debut in the S9 and S9 plus phones earlier in the year. The extra checkmark in this phone’s sheet is that the slow motion at 960fps is now double the rec time of the S9 at 0.4sec instead of the 0.2sec in the S9 at the full frame rate.

Galaxy Note 9 Back Camera Specs:

Dual 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec
SELFIE Front CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF
Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1440p@30fps

Full Main Specs For Note 9:

Galaxy Note 9:
Display Size 6.4” QHD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED 18.5:9
Glass Type Gorilla Glass 5
Display Color Palette HDR 10
System-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810
RAM Capacity 6GB/8GB
Storage Capacity 128GB/512GB + Micro SD Card slot (up to 512GB)
Speaker System AKG Tuned stereo speakers
Headphone Jack Yes, 3.5mm
Front Camera 8MP front camera with autofocus
Rear Camera 12 MP (f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture) + 12 MP telephoto f/2.4
Battery Capacity 4,000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, Samsung Fast Wireless Charging
Fast Charging Yes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Biometrics Iris, Facial, and fingerprint recognition
Water and Dust Resistance IP68
Software Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5
S Pen Samsung Smart Bluetooth S Pen

So digging in the specs it is clear Samsung is able to harness the extended DDR memory to record an extra 0.2sec for a total of 0.4sec at 960fps 720p quality which is twice that of the Samsung king the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Samsung Galaxy Note9: Official Introduction by Samsung:


Many will point out that the S9 and S9 Plus are now able to also shoot 0.4sec with a firmware update but if you look closely that will only be at 480fps and not 960fps.   It is unclear at this time if the Note 9 will be able to shoot up to 0.8sec at 480fps while doing 960fps for 0.4sec.   This is now the Samsung king of slow motion.  Looking at early samples which are really not ready for sharing due to quality concerns and also the fact that the web is inundated by fakes we will refrain from sharing any slow motion samples of the Note 9 until real reviews of the feature start to come out.

The Slow Motion Recording Time:

  • 60fps UHD 4k continuous
  • 120fps/240fps 1080p Continuous
  • 960fps for 0.4 sec or 12.8 Seconds at 30p
  • *Unconfirmed: (480fps for 0.8sec or 12.8 Seconds at 30p)
  • *Unconfirmed Wish List?: (480fps for 1.6sec or 25.6 Seconds at 30p)

(*)While the 480fps modes have not been confirmed or are listed in the specs it could become a possible spec like it was shown in the Galaxy S9 and S9+ firmware update.  Considering the Note 9 has double the capability at 960fps it should be entirely possible to offer 480fps at these longer rec times.  No official spec exists listing these modes.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 Keynote Reveal: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

eBay Slow Motion Camera Listings April 2018!

eBay Slow Motion Camera Listings

We are constantly looking for high-speed camera bargains and one of the best places to find them is on eBay where used cameras go to find a new home.  It is hard to judge the actual state of a product until you use it but that is why you can ask questions to the seller and reach a deal if needed.  You also have to take into account that many cameras get used in dangerous situations to record events where no human can be close to like on a rocket launch pad or testing artillery.

Make sure if you purchase a camera to be given a determined time to test it and make sure it is working as described. The whole point of finding these bargains is to save a boatload of money compared to purchasing them outright from the manufacturer.   HSC is not paid a commission or promotion fee for these listings so make sure you do your due diligence before buying, we are not affiliated with the sellers. This month a few diamonds in the rough were found that could really bring an edge to your slow motion shooting. Let’s dig in!

1) USED Fastec TS5 monochrome high speed camera:

Items Included:

  • Fastec TS5 – Q monochrome
  • 8GB Recording Memory
  • Power Supply
  • I/O cable
  • C-mount camera mount
  • 512G solid state drive
  • Condition:
    Used Light wear on body.
  • Item location:
    Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
  • US Export Regulations. We (Tech Imaging Services) will NOT ship this item outside the USA.
  • Asking US $15,000.00 Listing at eBay here!

HSC- While only a monochrome camera, at 720p 1,403fps:

  • 1,920 x 1,080 pixels @ 634 fps for 6.5 sec
  • 1,280 x 720 pixels @ 1,403fps for 7.2 sec
  • 800 x 600 pixels @ 1,125 fps for 11.8 sec
  • 640 x 480 pixels @ 1,398 fps for 14.8 sec
  • 3us Global Electronic Shutter

This could become great on the go production line troubleshooting camera. The performance is quite good as a 720p cam and better than average at 1080p with 634fps.  Will not be ideal for full HD productions when 1000fps is needed. eBay listing here!


Kit Includes:

  • 1-Phantom MIRO 320S 12G Camera body w/Canon EF mount
  • 1-MIRO Nikon lens mount
  • 1-Vision Research PCC software
  • 1-Cine flash 60gb solid state drives
  • 1-Cine flash reader and power cable w/ USB 3 & ESata cables
  • 1-25 ft. Ethernet cable
  • 3- Batteries with battery charger
  • 1-Phantom AC power supply with cables
  • 1-2950 Pelican case with wheels
  • Contact seller for warranty!
  • eBay Listing Here!

Camera Info:

Miro 320S cameras offer 2 megapixel resolution at 3.2 Gigapixels/second (Gpx/s) throughput. This translates to 1380 fps at 1920 x 1200, or over 1500 fps at 1920 x 1080. Frame rates up to 240,000 fps are available at reduced resolutions.The Phantom 320s model for media applications, as the camera’s small size, great image quality, ability to shoot up to 1,500 fps at 1080p HD, and built-in controls makes it an extremely fun – and quick – high-speed camera to work with.

Used In great shape, looks almost new

Item location:

Saugus, Massachusetts, United States 
Ships to:
United States

Asking Price: US $33,000.00 – eBay Listing Here!

HSC- This is not a cheap camera by any means but is a very capable one as the shooting is self-contained.  The Pricing is about half of what it was worth new by our estimation.  Seems to be a great option to own a phantom camera that is middle of the range for a production house looking for color 1080p above 1500fps.  Not a crazy good deal but this camera looks to be well taken care of. Make sure to contact seller for the warranty information and other details on such a large purchase.

3) Vision Research Phantom v642-Professional High Speed Camera (Flex 2K Equivalent):

Key Features:
• 6 Gpx/sec, 4Mpx camera
– The v642 Broadcast provides a 4 megapixel sensor and greater than 6 gigapixel/second throughput. That means full-resolution frame rates of 1450 frames-per-second (fps), and 1920 x 1080 HD-resolution frame rates of over 2500 fps.
• Multi-Matrix color correction which allows for the independent adjustments of saturation and hue of each of the 16 axes of the Cr/Cb color circle.
• 6 Gpx/second
• Max speed at full resolution of 2560 x 1600 is 1450 fps to RAM and 195 fps to CineMag
• Max speed at reduced resolution of 256 x 8 is 219,000 fps to RAM

Asking price: US $27,999.00
eBay Listing Here!
1 year added warranty: $6,700.00

Item location:
Jacksonville, Vermont, United States

Ships to:
United States

Camera Listing Information:

The V642 is a great tool for manufacturing or research applications, commercials, as well as sporting events. Slow the swing of a golf club, the spinning operation of a bottling plant, the accuracy of laser cutting machinery, even a lightning strike. It is ultra-slow motion for those applications that function too fast for the human eye. The V642 has the unique ability to both record and playback ultra-slow motion footage simultaneously.  The internal high-speed dynamic RAM can be segmented into different partitions. You can record your ultra high-speed event into one memory segment while simultaneously playing back a previously recorded event directly from the camera. The V642 is supported by a 4 megapixel 2K sensor. Extremely high frame rates at HD resolution., For example, at 720p, the maximum recording speed is 5850 fps (frames per second).
This camera is marketed as the “v642 Broadcast” model, but is equivalent in all specs and capabilities to the more well-known “Flex 2K” model. The v642 is actually superior to the Flex 2K, due to this additional feature:
“Versatile Dual HD-SDI can provide 4:4:4 video (except at 60 fps), or can be two single 4:2:2 HD-SDI ports, one for playback and one always live”
In addition to this one, we have other cameras available with varying options (CineMag, 32GB, etc.) and pricing.
All of our cameras have been used exclusively in professional contexts by professional operators. The cameras are cleaned and maintained on a regular basis, and will come with the latest firmware. 
We also offer an optional factory inspection along with a 1-year warranty for an additional fee of $6,700.00
Frame rates for up to 90X ultra-slow motion
2k, 1080p and 720p resolution.
Multi-matrix color correction for fast and accurate color
matching to normal frame rate Live Sport camera.
Breakthrough light sensitivity, ISO Monochrone 6,000T;
6,400D; Color 1600T; 1,600D
Versatile Dual HD-SDI, two HD-SDI ports for dual-link 4:4:4
or 2x 4:2:2 independent video outputs
Multi-cine recording capability
16GB high-speed internal ram
Gently Used

HSC- This is a camera that commanded the price of a starter home when released. It is a 4MP @ 1450fps beast with Full HD capability at 2500fps windowed mode.  This is a camera best used for a laboratory that requires resolution and extreme speed at a variety of resolutions. The 1 year warranty optional at $6700 can give you some piece of mind on the purchase.   PL mount means you will need PL lenses to use it and that adds to the cost.  A powerful camera that is reduced in price by a big factor but can really pay for itself with the right jobs. Make sure you square all details with the seller prior to making an offer.

4) Comart System Mach-F340 High-Speed Motion Capture Camera Full HD 340fps: NEW

Bullet point

– Exceptional high number of fps (1920x1080p / 340fps)          – Fast moving object capture with high image quality

– Live display : 1920x1080p / 25~60fps                                         – Internal DDR3 8GB Memory

– Multiple output : HDMI/ HD-SDI/ CVBS                                       – SD Card recording with H.264 codec

– Transmit RAW data thru Host Link

Recommended Application

Reforming Golf Swing / Determination of the Sports / Analyzing Sport Game / Quality Control of Factory
Safety Test of Car Crash / Microbial Laboratory / etc


Spped Frame Rates: 1920x1080p : 340fps, 1920x720p : 520fps, 1920x480p : 745fps, 1920x240p :1430fps, 1920x120p : 2650fps

Sensor Pixel Array: 1,920(H) x 1,088(V) / 2,073,600 (pixel)

This product only includes bundle lens [11.5~69mm]

Asking Price for New Camera: US $9,999.99

eBay Listing Here!

FREE Shipping 

International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges. 

Item location:
Seoul, KR, Korea, South

Ships to:

HSC- Comart is a camera we were not aware of that comes from Seoul South Korea.  Its top speed at 1080p is 340fps which is nice to have but not ideal for the price of 10k USD.  Other cameras on our Camera Guide offer much better performance for the price.  It does have the capability to window down and increase speed up to 2650fps at 1920*120pixels which is a tiny resolution.  However being a new unit may be a good buy for people that need a broadcast camera for live TV sports and similar environments that can work well with a 340fps full HD signal over SDI.   This would be a great camera for an upcoming TV broadcast outfit that wants to branch out at high speed.    We have no experience with this brand but we found some clips on their youtube channel to see what it can do. There seems to be vertical noise banding on most clips which means either the camera was not black calibrated properly or they have some inherent sensor noise.

High Speed Camera(Mach-F340) in the Baseball Stadium / 1920x1080p : 339fps by comarthdcctv:

High Speed Camera(Mach-F340) 1920x1080p : 338fps by comarthdcctv: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Samsung Exynos Camera Rumor With Super Slow Motion!

Samsung Exynos Camera

The folks at Mirrorless Rumors have a new story based on an anonymous source that claims to know information about a super camera being tested at Samsung’s labs that can do among other things 480fps at 1080p resolution.  Its also claimed to be 4k 120fps ready and using the Exynos 9810 SoC which is reserved for their high-end phones up to now.

These claims are too detailed and too extraordinary to be believed but the Exynos Chip should be able to process all of that data.  The Rumor also states that it will be an APS-C chip with ISOCELL Technology on a stacked design capable of 30.1 Megapixels or 6720*4480px at 30p frame rates. The camera is a prototype according to the source and it is not known if it will be released as a real product in the future.

Samsung Exynos Camera Rumor Highlights:

  • – Full sensor (6720*4480) @ 30fps
    – 5376*3024 @ 60fps
    – 3840*2160 @ 120fps
    – 2688*1512 @ 240fps
    – 1920*1080 @ 480fps
  • – full width of the sensor is used up to 480fps 
  • -Dual Pixel AF System with Phase detection
  • Accelerometer-based shutter
  • H.265 codec
  • Up to 120fps should be full sensor read-out, 2.7K and 1080p at higher frame-rates is 2×2 pixel binning and then down-sampling
  • Full rumor specs here: https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/good-true-high-end-samsung-aps-c-camera-based-exynos-9810-soc/

Our Take:

When you get outlandish rumors with a list of features that leapfrog everything in the current camera landscape you have to remain a skeptic.  However, the frame rates touted are already possible my much lesser processors out there but they have to be paired with super fast RAM buffers in the several GB range and record for very limited time frames.

Super Slow Motion Movie Taken by 3-layer Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with DRAM by Sony:

A Samsung camera with those specs would need a huge stacked sensor cache module and a secondary memory module in the 16-32GB range for just a few seconds or record time.  We also have to expect a sensor with that many pixels to be full of rolling shutter distortion unless they have implemented a Sony RX like electronic shutter 1/32000 which could be also possible.

What is the Exynos 9810 – Gary explains by  Android Authority: → Continue Reading Full Post ←