Late last month, a homemade camera dubbed Chronos surfaced alongside the claim that it can shoot at speeds up to 21,650 fps. The camera was notable not only for its ultra-high-speed shooting capabilities, but also its comparitively affordable $2500 price tag. The camera was the subject of a recent YouTube video showing off its various features and functionalities.
Chronos 1.4 is the brainchild of engineer David Kronstein, who first demonstrated the camera’s hardware and recording capabilities with a production-level prototype under his YouTube handle ‘tesla500.’ The camera can record 1,057 fps at 1280 x 1024, and up to 21,650 fps at lower resolutions. Kronstein lists the pre-production camera features as the following:
- 1.4 Gigapixel per second throughput
- 1280 x 1024 at 1050 fps
- Lower resolutions at higher speeds
- 8, 16, or possibly 32GB RAM
- Storage on SD card, USB drive, SATA hard drive
- Raw video saving
- No PC needed for operation
- AC Adapter or battery (1.75 hour per charge)
You can see a full review of the camera in Taofledermaus’s new video below. Per his video, it seems the current plan is to launch the camera on GoFundMe rather than Kickstarter in the next month or so, but details on that are still slight at this time.