Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 made it full appearance at CES 2008 last month with world’s fastest burst shooting digital camera. The record setting EX-F1 is capable to capture a full resolution at 60fps and up to 1200fps at 336x92. The revolutionary six-megapixel machine gunner is a piece of high tech digital camera with breakthrough innovation and engineering; it deserves a spot at Popular Mechanics Editor’s choice award. Congrat!
My brother-in-law came up to me last week and asked about my opinion on which brand he should look into for a digital compact camera. He likes something slim with best performance and pictures quality. (Don’t we all do? ) Heck, what do I know about p&s camera? I write about them but my DSLR set-up weights more than 10lb and that’s what I use most of the time. Of course, that wasn’t my response to my
beloved bro but I promised him I will look into one.
Casio brings wider angle for landscape and structure fans at CES 2008 with the addition of new EXILIM zoom duo Ex-Z200 and Ex-Z100. The announcement doesn’t strike us like their big brother, 12 mp EX-Z1200 announced back in May 2007. It uses a mere 10.1 mp CCD sensor with new feature of zoom series first to use 4x optical zoom 28 - 112mm, 35mm equivalent zoom lenses at F2.6 to F5.8. Movie mode is supported from 320x240 up to 848x480 in additional to a YouTube capture mode.
Casio teased us with a prototype of World’s fastest camera back in September; they have the full specification just in time for CES 2008. The EXILIM Pro EX-F1 6 megapixel uses a high-speed CMOS sensor and it is capable of 60 frames per second capturing speed at its largest resolution up to a whooping 1,200 frames per second at 336 x 96. Optical path uses a 12x optical zoom with 35mm equivalent of 36 to 432mm in aperture of F2.7 to F4.6. The EXILIM Pro also has a sensor-shift image stabilization aka built-in body stabilization to help with users that failed the marksmen test.
Benq DSC-X835 claimed the world’s slimmest 8 mega pixel digital compact camera and now it is Casio turn. Casio EXILIM Card EX-S10 doesn’t has the thickness of 12.5mm like Benq did but they bumps the resolution up to 10 mega pixel, packed in an ultra compact EXILIM series with the size of 3.7 x 2.1 x 0.6 in, that is about 15mm in thickness. So there you go, world’s slimmest 10 megapixel digital camera.
So Casio released the specs, and apparently some hi res shots, but most of the specs can be learned just from the photos. Apparently its destined for the Exilim line.
What makes it the fastest digital camera? Its amazing ability to capture still images at a lightning quick 60 full resolution shots per second, hopefully that means there is a burst mode as I can’t push a button 60 times in one second. It can also capture video at VGA res at 300 frames per second!