Phantoms and the like, rent for about 3 grand a day, and need a ton of light. Even in direct sunlight, you will need reflectors or additional light. Remember, when shooting at 1000 frames per second, your minimum shutter speed will be 1000th/second.
Paul, above is my quote. I know what he said, and for how much. My remark was in relation to the high end camera's that are available to rent. To buy one, runs well over 100 grand, and does not come with a lens.
Also, that 3 grand a day rental price, does not include the P-mount Cine lens-you'll need to rent one of those too, and they start at around 900/day.http://www.abelcine.com/store/Phanto...d-Camera/#tabshttp://www.mctcameras.com/
I'm curious as to what the original poster found for 6 grand.
For "consumer grade/price" high speed video camera's, try to find the 3? year old Casio-that was capable of shooting less than VGA resolution at up to 1000 fps for a very short shot.
Also, one of the Sony "pro-sumer" camcorders of about the same age, was capable of VGA resolution of up to 240 fps for about 8? seconds.