When we heard about the new Phantom v1610, which shoots at a preposterous 1,000,000 fps and is probably the most powerful slow motion camera ever, we were pretty excited. Here are some of our favorite slo-mo videos ever.
Egg Meets Mousetrap
Pretty much anything you’d want to break, destroy, or otherwise make a mess of is taken care of in Philip Heron and James Adair’s Tempus II.
Light Bulb Exploding
This exploding light bulb could just as easily be the birth or death of a galaxy in the black of space. There’s light, and then there’s not.
We put cute things under the slow motion microscope. Jello, water balloons, even punches to the face are pretty much the lightest-weight form of weaponry available to man. So watching a tank blow shit up at 18,000 fps is as refreshing as it is awesome.
A Roadblock That Demolishes Cars
You know that bit about large-scale destruction being a great part of slow motion? Well it counts for double when the thing that’s being destructed isn’t really supposed to get obliterated in everyday life. Like a 15,000lbs truck getting annihilated by a roadblocking net.
Adorable OCD Chipmunk
What’s there to say here, really? AWWWWWWWWWWW.
Skydiving in Slow Motion
When the slow motion kicks in several thousand feet above the Earth, it almost feels like the humans you’re watching aren’t falling at all, but have been pulled into orbit.
Giant Jiggly Water Balloon
Water balloons look cool when they explode in slow motion, but what about one so massive that it doesn’t even budge when a mostly-fully-grown human male does a front flip onto it? Yes. Yes please.
Make all the Barry Allen or Marky Mark jokes you want, but these vibrations are great, great viewing.
Bullet Impacts at One Million FPS
The resolution on this one isn’t great, but if we’re going to talk about a million frames a second, you’d best start with this video. The bullets look more like they’re blowing into a T-1000 than a solid surface.
Update, 2:03 p.m., May 5, 2020: This post has been updated to remove a video embed that is no longer available.