Nikon P500 Slow Motion Video

Nikon P500

I’ve been trying out the Nikon Coolpix P500 for a couple of weeks or so now.  Similar to its predecessor, the P100, the Nikon P500 captures VGA-quality video at 120fps and QVGA-quality at 240fps.  While both are fun, I find the 120fps at VGA’s 640 x 480 resolution much more practical for sharing on TV sets or online.

Below is a short sample of some clips I shot at both frame rates.  Note that the 240fps footage has been up-rezzed in post from its native 320 x 240 resolution to standard VGA 640 x 480 resolution in order to match the 120fps frame size.

Check it out below. [Read more...]

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

Tom Guilmette put together this great video of his night alone with a Phantom Flex camera in a Vegas hotel room.  This camera captures 2,564fps at a 1080p native resolution.

While the footage the camera produces is stunning in its own manner, Tom’s editing makes the resulting video (and audio) just plain fun.  Check out Tom’s story behind the video (and why he was doing this in Vegas hotel room) over on his blog.

Nikon P100 Video Sample at 240 fps

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. [Read more...]

Nikon P100 Hands-On Review

Nikon P100

At PMA 2010, I’ve had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a number of cameras.  One of the most impressive new cameras that I’ve seen has been the new Nikon Coolpix P100.  To see what makes this camera special, check out the big hands-on review below. [Read more...]

Casio EX-S7, EX-Z35 and EX-FC150

Casio EX-S7

The Casio EX-S7 and EX-Z35 are two 12.1MP point and shoot announced at PMA 2010.  Additionally, Casio has brought the popular EX-FC150 to North America.

The Casio EX-S7 features a 3x optical zoom, 720p HD video capture and a 2.7-inch LCD.  The EX-S7 should be available in Spring 2010 at an initial retail price of $139.99.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Casio EX-Z35

The Casio EX-Z35 features a 3x optical zoom, VGA video capture and a 2.5-inch LCD.  The EXZ35 should be available in March 2010 at an initial retail price of $109.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.

The Casio EX-FC150 is a 10.1MP point and shoot camera with a 5X optical zoom and Casio’s popular high-speed video and image capture. The EX-FC150 is available immediately at an initial retail price of $349.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]