My company uses a Bassler A501kc camera equipped with a Rainbow TV zoom lens to record sections (around 5 seconds long) of horse races at 150 fps from a distance of 100-150 feet. The current set up is controlled via computer/joystick and the zoom can not be adjusted while a video is being recorded.
I need to replace this system with a camera that provides similar fps AND better colors, manual control and the ability to zoom while recording video. Our budget is around $5,000. Any suggestions on what cameras I should be looking at ? I did find the Phantom 65, but not sure if thats the right fit (I don't have any videography knowledge)
Thanks a ton!