Freefly Wave High-Speed Camera Announced

Today Freefly announced the Wave, which is a high-speed camera that can film up to 9259 FPS with its low dynamic range S35 sensor. The S35 sensor captures 10-11 stops with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and a pixel size of 5.5μm x 5.5μm and a native resolution of 4096 x 3072.

Since the default ISO is 250 the camera will require a lot of light when it is capturing RAW video. The RAW video is compressed at 5:1 to 6:1 and is recorded to a M.2 NVMe SSD drive, which can be a little expensive.

The camera uses E-mount by default, but there are no electronic connections between the camera and lens so it is designed for mechanical lenses. Further, the lens mount can be swapped out, but there are no other options at this time. Maybe we will see M-Mount and more in the future.

You can preorder the camera from Freefly’s store now, but the volume is extremely limited.

Batch 1

  • 20 Units
  • Shipping starts 11/18/2020

Batch 2

  • 30 Units
  • Shipping starts 12/1/2020

Batch 3

  • 50 units
  • Shipping starts 2/15/2021

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