Your eyes only see at 10fps, so are you wasting your money on tech?

Human eye on red haired model
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Higher frame rates have been topping wish lists for camera gear, smartphones and – perhaps most of all – gamers. 

With viewfinders on cameras like the Canon EOS R3 hitting 120fps, Apple's ProMotion clocking in at 120Hz, and a growing market for 144Hz monitors (or higher) and matching GPUs, it's hard not to fetishize the tech – but can people actually perceive the difference? Some, like FilmmakerIQ, say not.

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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