What is the human eye's frame rate? It's 77fps since you ask...

Human eye on red haired model
(Image credit: Adobe)

In the past, I looked at what the resolution of the human eye was. It's a tricky question, but of course it isn't just megapixels that concern photographers – we get quite excited about a whole range of stats and, when it comes to video, frame rate is crucial.

If you start shooting video with a camera, it can be an understandable cause of consternation that you need to think about the frame rate. Why? We know that movies are 24fps, but most of us are well aware (and I'll stick to the rounded numbers) that 25, 30, 50, and 60fps are usually options on the menu, and I'll explain why they might be wrong in a moment.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook