Even the fastest cameras struggle to slow time enough to capture the detail of an action-flick-caliber explosion, but the new Phantom Flex v1610 can handle it. The commercial camcorder nearly triples the frame rate of its older cousin (a 2008 Best of What’s New winner) to 16,000 frames per second, while maintaining a final resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels, nearly full high-def. To keep the huge files (one second of footage can balloon to 3.6 gigabytes) from bogging down the camera, its processor encodes and transmits 16 gigabits of video data every second. $139,000
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