Casio Cameras at Photokina
The Casio booth was a bit on the large side for the disappointing amount of visitors that arrived. The current EXILIM compact camera line does not stand out too much, apart from two exceptions. Two cameras are able to attract the attention; the Casio EXILIM Pro F1 and the recently introduced Casio EXILIM FH20. Both cameras offer a unique feature that makes them stand out from the crowd; and that feature is speed. The pair of them are true racing monsters and therefore all options are present to capture fast action moments right there and then at the Casio booth. Visitors of the Casio booth were invited to try and surpass the record distance (making the golf ball travel a distance as long as possible through an electronic golf club.)
Casio Exilim FH20 digital camera
The Casio FH20 is considered a model that has to change the way of traditional shooting. It comes down to the fact that usually one moment is captured by one image. The standard D-SLR lets you capture this moment with approximately 5 frames per second. The Casio EXILIM FH20 however, is able to capture that one moment with 44 fps in a lower resolution of 7 megapixels. After that, it's only a matter of picking the best picture among the 44. And if you want to capture motion images and store them as a movie, you can opt for a speed of a maximum of 1000 frames per second, which we find very impressive.
Casio Exilim cameras
Whether or not this kind of innovation will actually break through, is probably up to the application of it. If the translation is made to 'a better chance to capture a successful picture' the consumer will probably accept and adopt this kind of camera. Other than that, both EXILIM Megazoom cameras have extensive functionalities, that are also found in compact EXILIM models, very user-friendly and enhanced for the fanatic photographer. The Casio Exilim EX-FH20 is expected to become available from October 2008. See the full Casio photo gallery at LetsGoDigital.
Casio cameras at Photokina 2008
• Casio EXILIM EX-FH20
• Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Test Photos
• Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1
• Casio Exilim EX-Z300
• Casio Exilim EX-Z250
• Casio Exilim EX-Z150
• Casio Exilim EX-Z85