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Sometimes, we need to slow things down to be able to see the bigger picture – and we mean that in a literal sense when talking slow-motion footage.

Slow-motion videos allow the viewer to see every water splatter, every muscle tense and every petal float away in the wind, as the speed of the footage means the eye can register everything happening on-screen. Just look at the fantastic work of The Slow Mo Guys to see what we mean!

Here, we look at the best slow-motion cameras currently on the market – from the Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II to the GoPro HERO8 – and the best slow-motion camera apps to create a similar effect.

What is the best slow-motion camera?

This depends on what other features you expect from the camera and what slow-motion footage you intend to record. Explore our favourite slow-motion cameras, from the super slow motion camera options to the 4K slow-motion camera options, below.

How much does a slow-motion camera cost?

The price of a slow-motion camera can vary; take those listed below, for example – ranging from £299.99 to £1,700.00.

Slow Motion Cameras

1. Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Va ( Best Camera For Super Slow Motion)

This is one of the best cameras for super slow motion video, a favourite amongst filmmakers on the move who need a camera which is compact and versatile to use in a variety of different shooting scenarios. Whether you want to capture that slam dunk moment or a moving train in high quality, this is the dependable choice.

Price: £699.00

Product Details:

  • Exmor RS CMOS Backlit Sensor
  • Ultra-fast 0.05-sec focus and 24 fps burst
  • 4K recording and slow-motion Super slow motion up to 40x
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

See Our Favourite Sony Slow Motion Camera in Action:

2. Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II

This is another compact and high quality camera choice. Praised for its 180° tilting LCD touch screen with electronic viewfinder - good if you're looking for a portable camera which still looks slick and has a steady grip.

Price: £869.99

Product Details:

  • High-quality 5x zoom lens
  • 4K movie recording
  • 180° tilting LCD touch screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • Compatible with Canon’s Camera Connect app

See Our favourite Canon Slow Motion Camera in Action:

3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 II

This camera is one perfect for the enthusiasts. With a 16x optical zoom you can avoid the awkward hassle of interchanging lenses and focus more on getting that perfect shot, wherever you are.

Price: £729.99

Product Details:

  • Large MOS sensor for low-noise videos
  • 4K video recording
  • Depth of field settings
  • 3inch vari-angle touch screen

See the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ 1000 Camera In Action:

4. GoPro HERO8

GoPro is one of the most reliable  (and reasonable!) cameras out there. You can use them anywhere, making them a perfect choice for those looking to document extreme sports. This GoPro is their best so far; waterproof up to 33ft, the best image stabilizer technology and you can also go live on it, making it a favourite for vloggers and filmmakers alike.

Price: £299.99

Product Details:

  • Pocketable size camera
  • Waterproof to 33ft
  • Capture videos in 4K
  • Live Stream in 1080p
  • Record moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot

See it in Action:

5. Blackmagic Pocket 6K

Step up your filmmaking game and get into 6K! This camera promises cinematic style images with a shallower depth of field and is also compatible with cinematic and photgraphic lens. 

Price: Price: £1,700

Product Details:

  • 6K Digital Film Recording
  • Ultraportable, handheld carbon-fibre device
  • Large 5inch touch screen
  • High-speed USB-C connection

See it in Action:

6. Nikon Coolpix P1000 Digital Camera

This camera has a decent auto-focus and is everything you want in a bridge camera with a 250x Dynamic Fine Zoom.

Price: £999.99

Product Details:

  • 4K footage recording at frame rates of up to 60p
  • 250x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • Backside-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • Ultra-high-definition electronic viewfinder
  • 3.2-in tiltable LCD monitor
  • Eye sensor automatically switches from monitor shooting to viewfinder shooting

See it in Action:

Slow Motion Camera Apps

If you’re looking to create slow-motion content simply for a vlog, a website or just for fun, a slow-motion camera app may suffice your needs. Try one of the apps below, and you may be able to save yourself a few hundred pounds! (You can thank us later.)

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Slow Motion Camera iPhone Apps

 1. SloMo Video Editor Slow Motion

  • Apply slow motion, stop motion and timelapse.
  • Adjust video speed
  • Free!

2. Slo Mo Video: Slow Motion Edit

  • Edit the playback speed of your videos
  • Select from a huge variety of speeds
  • You can upgrade to access more slow motion features

3. Coach’s Eye

  • Perfect if you're looking if you want to use slow motion to help you create fitness videos.
  • Widely recognised by athletes and coaches alike.

Slow Motion Camera Android Apps

1. Videoshop – Video Editor

  • Add music to your videos from your won library.
  • Ability to adjust the speed super slow and fast.
  • This also has a stop-motion recording feature.

2. Slow motion video FX

  • Easy and simple to use.
  • Edit the speed of your videos.

3. Effectum

  • Multiple speeds to choose from.
  • Slow motion, fast motion and reserve effects available.

So, there you have it – our selection of the best slow-motion cameras and apps on the market. Hopefully, there’s something in there for everyone looking to create some slow-motion footage of their own, whether that’s for a YouTube vlog or B2B content

Oh, and whatever you opt for, make sure you explore our Slow-Motion Background Tracks to find the perfect composition to accompany your content; or, alternatively, our Ultimate Sound Recording Tips if you’re looking to start from scratch. Best of luck!

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