Record breaker: world's fastest camera shoots at 70 TRILLION frames per second!

Record breaker: world's fastest camera shoots at 70 TRILLION frames per second!
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Thought the iPhone 11 Pro was pretty rapid with its 240fps slow motion FullHD video? Well, to be honest, we did too. But now that figure has been dwarfed to the point it looks about as slow as an asthmatic slug on an ice rink.

Claiming the new title of "world's fastest camera", this 70 trillion frames per second marvel of photographic engineering eclipses the positively pedestrian 10 trillion fps burst rate achieved by the previous record holder. Frankly, a seven-fold increase in speed over what is already a phenomenally fast frame rate is simply staggering. Usually records are broken incrementally, as mankind gradually pushes the boundaries of what is technically and physically possible, but not here.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.