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No doubt involving the technology from last year’s EX-F1, Casio announced two digital cameras that each have a 30 fps burst mode and 1000 fps movie mode. Both cameras are more compact than the F1 and have formidable specifications.
The Casio Exilim EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 were announced on March 3 and will be released in April. Both cameras have 9.1 megapixels on a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and a 30 fps burst mode that captures images at a very respectable 6 megapixels. They also feature a setting that assures you will never miss a shot, recording the last 25 frames before you hit the shutter release button. If it sounds like too much trouble to scroll through all those images in the playback mode, don’t worry; there is a slow motion view, along with an automated function that can be set to save only a handful of the best images.
Although these Casio digital cameras can record standard and 1280 x 720-pixel HD movies, they also have a 1000 fps movie mode that records at a reduced resolution of 224 x 64 pixels. Other highlights include 21 scene modes—including a YouTube Capture mode—and face detection. These are just a few of the interesting new features in the high-speed Exilim line.
“Casio is dedicated to creating ‘out of the box’ features and new technology packed into our digital cameras,” said Bill Heuer, Casio’s Vice President of Sales for the Digital Imaging Division, in the March 3 press release.
Both Exilim digital cameras will retail for $349. The Casio FS10 is designed to be extremely compact with its 0.64-inch thin body and internal 3x lens. The Casio FC100 is a little thicker at 0.9 inches thin, and is almost a full ounce heavier at 5.11 oz, but is packed with features. It has a longer 5x optical zoom lens and a sensor-shift anti-shake function, something missing on the FS10. The FC100 also has a 2.7-inch LCD screen as opposed to the FS10’s 2.5-inch screen. Both have 230,000-pixel resolution.
The skinny Casio Exilim EX-FS10 will come in blue, gray, and red. The Casio Exilim EX-FC100 will be available in black and white.