My aging Motorola RAZR never had the fastest camera, but I was able to catch this ball making contact with a bat while waiting for a video interview with York Revolution baseball players.
The ability to shoot a burst, multi-shot images is available on many different smartphones. It’s an attempt to overcome laggy shutters and slow processing.
It works by taking a series of quick exposures at a much lower resolution than the phone is capable.
The reduced file size makes it easier for the phone to process. On the RAZR, I get six frames in fast succession.
The skill comes in anticipating how quickly the shutter will react, to bring your window of six exposures where the action is.