Fastest camera in the world, takes 5 trillion shots per second

The University of Lund has created a camera that is much faster than any device on the market

Video editing enthusiasts usually have a lot of fun slowing down videos: slow motion allows you to perfectly see the moment when a balloon bursts or when a glass shatters into a thousand pieces. Slow motion videos are a real trend and now even smartphone cameras can record slow motion videos.

From Sweden, however, comes a camera capable of revolutionizing the entire industry. Researchers at Lund University have created a camera capable of recording 5 trillion images in one second. A number that is difficult to imagine, especially when compared to the brevity of a second. The camera built in Sweden beats any device on the market: it is 15 million times faster than the Phantom Flex camera, considered by all the best to record slow-motion video. Logically, the camera is not intended for commercial use, at least for now, but to improve scientific research.

How the camera works

The camera has a very special operation. For each frame it takes thousands of images from different positions: when the shutter opens, several flashes hit the object and take the picture. The camera made by the Swedish University of Lund is practically useless in everyday life, but it is very important for researchers. In fact, it allows them to record and take pictures during scientific research, especially in the field of chemistry. The device was made precisely for chemical research: it allows to monitor plasma transformations. In Sweden they assure that thanks to the camera it will be possible to make giant steps in scientific research.