Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1: 60FPS Camera; 1200FPS in Low-Res Mode

That Casio camera we talked about last August—the one capable of shooting 60 frames per second—has been officially announced as the Casio Exilim EX-F1. If you drop the resolution from 1,920 by 1,080 pixels down to 336 by 96 pixels, in can do 1,200 frames per second. It's going to be a hell of a toy. I can't wait to see the videos people make with these. Expect to see the EX-F1 in March for $1,000. Press Release [DPReview]
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4 Responses to Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1: 60FPS Camera; 1200FPS in Low-Res Mode

  1. Skep says:

    Hmm, good points to keep in mind. I’ll just have to wait until DPReview gets their hands on a production model to hear about the image quality. However, if you want affordable high speed imagery, the fine points of image quality are not primary. What I want to know, though, is how long the high speed video burst is. The high speed 60 fps full res burst is only 1 sec, according to DPReview. I’d need at least two, preferably 10, to reliably catch high speed videos for motion analysis.

  2. ryuthrowsstuff says:

    I used to work at a camera shop in Philly. There quarters of the Casios we sold would be returned within two weeks, and we were constantly receiving them in for repairs (usually brand new cameras). Another constant at the shop was Casio owners coming in to buy 2 or 3 new batteries. It seems that they didn’t power the cameras too long, and tended to fail completely after a month or two.

    Beyond that the pictures coming out of the things were awful, incredibly yellow no matter what you did with the white balance, subtly pixelated regardless of mp count, and the focus was always just a smidge off.

    Now this was about 2 years ago, but my brother owns one of their newer cameras. The pictures are just as awful as the older models and he’s on his 3rd battery.

    So I guess my point is I don’t care how many fps it shoots at what price point. If the picture look terrible no matter how I set the thing, and I’m going to be knocked up for pricey parts and repairs on a regular basis I don’t want the camera.

  3. Anonymous says:

    ask any sports photographer and he should tell you it’s an art to find the time frame let alone the probable shutter lag
    hope the menu is useful too

  4. Skep says:

    I dunno…are we really ready for ultra slo mo amateur pr0n?

    However, other than that caveat this looks like the most awesome consumer camera for capturing action ever. 60 frames a second of full resolution images? Absolutely incredible. Pre-roll mode so the camera is continuously taking photos on spec while you are waiting for the right moment? That’s the way cameras should work. And the 300 FPS VGA movie mode? Ohhhhhhhh…amateur science here we come… All for an MSRP under a grand? Sold…

    I was looking at a D80–a great camera in a different niche, but the toy value of the Casio is so awsome that I might just put off the DSLR for now.

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