Phantom of the Camera
April 13, 2012
If you could slow down time, you would do three things:
1. Drive a motorcycle into oncoming traffic.
2. Finally get around to writing that novel.
3. Ask Adriana Lima to pick up that pencil over there.
Disulpanos, we can’t help you with the first two. But if you’ve got a pencil on hand, listen up...
Introducing the Phantom Miro M320S, a handheld version of the super-slow-motion camera that’s turned popping a balloon into a visually mesmerizing spectacle, coming soon to a Hollywood-grade camera dealer near you.
Normally, for something like this, you’d need a six-figure bank account and a sturdy back for hauling 12 pounds of Academy Award–winning technology around. Pero ahora, all you’ll need is one free hand... and only five figures in your account.
So there’s much technical jargon to be told about this thing, but we don’t want to spoil the instruction manual’s ending—okay, what the hell: this camera captures 1,540 frames per second in full 1080p HD. That’s about 50 times faster than your iPhone camera, and at least 20 to 30 times quicker than your novia’s fastest eyelash-batting (depending on whether she’s stretched beforehand).
What this adds up to: you, roaming el mundo, capturing the world’s greatest water droplets, exploding fruits and never-before-seen, high-speed animal mating rituals, all without the assistance of a cameraman and a team of technicians to operate such time-bending technology.
Which is good, because Adriana gets shy in front of crowds.