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4K Camera Records In 1,000 FPS, Costs $165,000 (VIDEO)

08/04/2013 14:46 BST | Updated 08/06/2013 10:12 BST

A new video camera which can record at a resolution up to 4k at 1,000 frames per second could revolutionise movie making.

The Vision Research Phantom Flex4K is able to record at a resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels, at 1,000FPS, in five second bursts. That would equate to 200 seconds of video at 24 FPS.

At 2K it can boost that to 2,000 FPS or 3,000 at 720P. It will also be available with a Phantom Cinemag IV, which will hold up to 2 terabytes of data, or enough for 2 hours of RAW 4k footage.

Engadget reports that the price of the camera will start at $110k, moving up to $165k with all the extras.

So yes, this is a heavy-duty piece of kit destined for the hands of James Cameron rather than your average hobbyist. Luckily if you do need a 4K camera, you do already have options for just a few hundred pounds.

Check out what the camera can do, above.