Everything in life is cooler and more epic in slow motion. So Fastec’s new TS3 compact high-speed camera is easier to carry than traditional slo-mo gear allowing you to capture and study spontaneous moments — frame by frame. Remember, the best high-speed camera is the one you’ve got with you.
At nine inches in length and weighing almost 2.3kg, you’re probably not going to be carrying the TS3 in your pocket all day long. But for remote shoots or extreme adventures where carrying larger and heavier gear is problematic, this is the perfect solution. At its full resolution of a non-16:9 1280×1024 the camera is able to capture 500 frames every second. But at lower resolutions it’s supposedly capable of running as fast as 20,000 fps.
The camera is compatible with C-mount or Nikon F-mount lenses, but keep in mind that while its size makes it easier to travel with, in many situations you’ll probably need additional lighting gear to compensate for the fast shutter speeds. Because the TS3 tops out at an ISO of just 1600 when shooting in colour. As for storage options, a built-in SSD drive up to 256GB in size is optional, but professional-grade video I/O connectors let you send the signal to another recording device when more capacity is needed. But is an epic YouTube channel worth its $US14,000 to $US25,000 price tag depending on how you configure it? Most definitely. [Fastec]