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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 digital camera

Ralf Jurrien
PMA 2018 Report
Thursday 31st, January 2008
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced plans to introduce an entirely new lineup of Exilim digital cameras just in time for Spring. The new lineup will include a new high speed digital camera featuring a revolutionary improvement in burst shooting speed that is expected to create entirely new markets. The Casio Pro EX-F1 incorporates a high speed CMOS sensor and a high speed LSI processor. With this model, Casio has achieved an ultra-high speed 60 frames per second (fps) burst rate for still images, together with 1,200 fps high speed movie recording that captures movement faster than the eye can see for ultra-slow motion replay.

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Casio Pro EX-F1 - High speed
Moreover, the new Casio Pro EX-F1 digital high speed camera can record movies at full High-Definition. “We are continuously developing new features that take advantage of digital technology, and we introduced the Snap Video mode on our digital cameras. By using Apple’s superior video technology we believe people will find more ways to enjoy Snap Video,” said Susumu Takashima, a managing director and head of digital camera development at Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Casio Exilim cameras - Mac iLife
"Every new Mac ships with iLife '08, featuring a major new version of iPhoto and a completely reinvented iMovie," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Casio's fantastic new line of Exilim digital cameras works seamlessly with iLife'08, which makes creating incredible video and still photos easier than ever."

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 - Technologies and Functionality
By constantly pursuing new applications for the latest technologies and functionality, Casio has been able to offer its customers beauty, enjoyment and convenience in digital camera-based photography that was not previously possible. With the release of this new lineup of Exilim digital cameras, which are extremely user friendly and can be used in many new ways, Casio hopes that many more customers will have even more enjoyable experiences with cameras.

Casio Exilim Pro F1 - CMOS sensor and LSI processor
The new Casio Exilim Pro F1 incorporates a new high speed CMOS sensor and high speed LSI processor. After building in 6.0 million effective pixels and a 12X optical zoom, the developers focused on achieving a burst shooting speed capability that was hitherto unheard of. Using the camera’s ultra-high speed burst shooting for still images or its high speed movie recording mode, users can capture a split second’s movement with greater detail than before, allowing them to catch each decisive moment, and even motion that the human eye cannot ordinarily perceive.

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 digital camera - Image burst mode
Full resolution photography using 60 fps ultra-high speed burst mode captures the crucial moment. Using the still image burst mode, users can shoot at an ultra fast 60 frames per second. In burst mode, the frame rate can also be varied from between 1 and 60 frames per second while shooting. Up to 60 shots can be taken at once, so 60 shots per second for one second, or 5 shots per second for 12 seconds, are possible.

Casio Exilim EX-F1 - Shutter button and Recording
Don’t miss that crucial moment, Prerecord Still Images, using ultra-high speed burst function. Users can record images not just at the instant they press the shutter button, but before! Continuously recording at up to 60 images per second, a maximum of 60 images can be saved in the camera’s own buffer memory even before the shutter button is depressed. Even if users press the shutter a little late, they will still be able to catch that vital moment. Users can take photographs while, in the monitor, the momentary action that is before their eyes is displayed in slow motion. It is just as if they have slowed down the passing of time. Users can unhurriedly observe the motion of the subject as they press the shutter, ensuring that they never miss that crucial moment.

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Casio EX-F1 camera - Flash photography and Movie recording
It is possible while using flash to take up to 20 continuous shots at a speed of up to 7 frames per second, so even in low light, no more missed shots. Also, the internal LED light allows high speed burst shooting at between 10 and 60 frames per second. The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 can record high speed movie footage of motion too fast for the human eye, for ultra slow motion playback. Users can select a recording speed of 300 fps, 600 fps or 1,200 fps. There is also a Movie Button that lets users quickly start movie recording without first switching from still image mode.

Casio F1 digital compact camera - High Definition and HDMI
The camera features Full High-Definition movie recording capability. Users can record beautiful movies at a screen size of 1920x1080 pixels, at a rate of 60 fields per second. The camera can be connected to an HD compatible television with a separately available HDMI cable to enjoy viewing movies.

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