There are a number of smartphones let you shoot video at high frame rates using the built-in camera, allowing you to play files back as slow motion video. But Sharp is going a bit further than most by offering support for up to 2,1000 frames per second. Kind of.

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PC World reports the new Sharp Aquos Zeta, Aquos Xx and Aquos Serie smartphones can’t actually record video at 2,100 frames per second. But they can shoot video at 210 fps in 8540 pixel resolution and then use software to play back the video as if it were a 2,100 fps video.

Want a higher-resolution experience? The phones can shoot 1080p video at 120 frames per second and play it back at 1,200 frames per second. They do this by essentially adding copies of the original frames, which enables smooth slow-motion playback, but you might not get the same level of detail and quality as you’d get from a high-end camera that can actually record video at thousands of frames per second.

Sharps new phones should be available in Japan in the next few weeks. There’s no word on if or when we’ll see them outside the company’s home country.

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3 replies on “Sharp’s latest phones can play slow-motion video at 2,100 frames per second”

  1. “The phones can shoot 1080p video at 120 frames per second and play it
    back at 1,200 frames per second. They do this by essentially adding
    copies of the original frames, which enables smooth slow-motion playback”

    Huh? That sounds no different than simply playing the 120 fps video directly. Each frame will be visible for 1/120 of a second. If we copy each frame until we have 10 identical frames and then play each of them in sequence for 1/1200 of a second each should make no difference to the viewer.

    Or are they perhaps instead creating a number of gradually blended images out of this frame and the next?

  2. Your title is wrong.It does not play at 2100 fps….it records at 2100fps…idiot.

    1. learn how to read should come before learn how to write, you are probably an infant prodige

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