This Insane Heat Seeking Camera Shoots 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

University of Tokyo STAMP Camera

If you thought 12fps on a Sony A77 Mark II was fast, meet this new camera that can shoot 4.4million frames per second. Developed between Japanese students at the University of Tokyo and Keio University, this new high-speed photography camera was designed to record the conduction of heat.

Dubbed the Sequentially Times All-optical Mapping Photography camera in a Nature Photonics paper, it has an optical shutter that can capture consecutive images in less than one-trillionth of a second. All of this high-speed is necessary to record heat that travels at one-sixth the speed of light. In just a second the STAMP camera will take 4.4 trillion frames at 450-by-450-pixel resolution (about 0.2MP).

While that’s amazing and all, the camera currently measures one square meter (about 3.28-feet). Keep in mind that’s after the team has been working on the STAMP camera for three years with 12 scientists looking to shrink the device. The device is also primarily developed for industrial uses such as car and semiconductor factories, as well as the medical sector.

As amazing as 4.4 trillion frames per second sounds, sports shooters are unlikely to see incredible burst rates like that until way into the future.

Via PC Magazine

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.