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Casio Exilim EX-F1

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 February, 2008, 12:00am
 

Video cameras work by recording a series of images continuously which, when played back, look very much like live action.

Typically, if you can get 24 images per second, the footage will look very real - this is the quality, or number of frames per second, at which typical movies are shot and played back.

But Casio is not satisfied with reality. The company's new Exilim EX-F1 is like the supersonic version of the video camera.

While it looks like a regular camera, the EX-F1 features a new, high-speed CMOS sensor and a high-speed processor that enables the camera to capture series of images in speeds that defy the imagination.

According to the company, the EX-F1 allows you to capture video at an astounding 1200 images per second.

So if 24 fps is natural vision, then the EX-F1, shooting at its maximum speed, can now capture 50 times the information.

In other words, if you take footage at 1200 fps and play it back on a regular player, which plays 24 fps, then every second of capture action will take 50 seconds to play back - resulting in ultra-slow motion video.

The bad news is that this enhanced ability to record a rapid series of images is limited to very poor resolution of 336 x 96 pixels.

Besides this neat treat, the EX-F1 offers 6-megapixel images with a 12 optical zoom. Pricing for the EX-F1 has yet to be released.

Pros: super fast sensor and processor for ultra slow motion video, ability to shoot a rapid series of still images, rapid flash function that lets you take 20 continuous shots with the flash

Cons: ultra-slow motion limited to poor quality video

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