Originally Posted by iacas
Though I think that is a correct statement (I haven't found proof either way), I would say that both shutter speed AND FPS are important. From a practical standpoint, having a 1/10000 sec. shutter speed would really capture the swing without any motion at all, but if the camera only had 2 FPS, you would only get around 3 frames per swing!
I seem to have read that 60 fps is generally accepted as the minimum standard for decent recording of a golf swing.
BTW, another aspect to take into account that I learned today the hard way, is that you might want to ensure that your camera can act as a webcam. I have V1 Home Premium (GREAT golf swing analysis software), and decided today to use my PC and the software to set up a mini-swing analysis station, so that I could get some real time feedback as I tested my swing into my net. I learned that my Aiptek camera cannot be used in webcam mode. I was stuck either using my webcam that had 30fps HD, or my other webcam that had 60 fps, but only 340x260 resolution. It is just so much nicer to capture the video right into the software, add some lines and other guides, then split the screen and capture another video to see if the changes made had any effect. Having to download the video first, then open up the software, just takes more time than I would like.
My 2 cents