The above video was shot with a Nikon P100 at its highest video frame rate of 240 fps, which provides the cool slow motion effect. The apparent spontaneous exploding orange and water jug were courtesy of the impact from a 55 grain hollow point .223 caliber bullet traveling at approximately 3000 feet per second. Even the 240 fps frame rate is not fast enough to capture something traveling that fast.
The video is a little soft due to the lower resolution of the 240 fps shooting mode. At this frame rate, it’s capturing video at 320 x 240 resolution. If you back it down to 120 fps though, you can get VGA 640 x 480 quality out of it.
Regardless, there is a lot of fun to be had with the P100′s high speed video. Next stop is the driving range with some golfing friends.
I’ll have more on the P100 soon. For now, check out the previous Nikon P100 Hands-On Review, which has some more high speed video samples.