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bascom
10-05-2007, 01:33 PM
Casio is developing a 12x superzoom with 60fps burst and 300fps video. Has a 1/1.8" sensor and weighs in at a hefty 650g. Sounds like a good competitor for the Fuji S6000 and Pan FZ50.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07083101casio300fps.asp

Djarum
10-11-2007, 07:24 AM
Might be a good replacement for my panny fz3

Dj

ZCarroll
11-06-2007, 01:10 PM
Casio is developing a 12x superzoom with 60fps burst and 300fps video. Has a 1/1.8" sensor and weighs in at a hefty 650g. Sounds like a good competitor for the Fuji S6000 and Pan FZ50.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07083101casio300fps.asp

oooh, I can't wait! I'm so not happy with my Fuji s6000, but I love, LOVE, my casio z750! I'm desperate for a faster version with more zoom.

leaftye
11-06-2007, 11:45 PM
If this camera uses AA batteries and makes it easy to attach filters and converter lenses, it may be my next camera. It looks like a 62mm lens, and it's internally threaded, so that's pretty much grants one of my wishes. It'd be nice if it had a movable lcd and a hotshoe, but I can do without, especially for 300 fps.

bascom
11-29-2007, 01:38 PM
It's almost December and no sign of this camera. Sorry for the false alarm.

DonSchap
11-29-2007, 02:38 PM
There have been a lot of open promises made in 2007. Why not join the unhappy throng? :confused:

bascom
01-07-2008, 01:14 PM
Meet the EX-F1. It's coming in March for $1,000:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0801/08010601casiof1.asp

David Metsky
01-07-2008, 01:44 PM
Those are some sweet specs. Let's see how it performs in real life, but it certainly raises the bar.

That's a Gig or so of memory in 10 seconds, yikes! Time to buy more memory.

Paradox
01-07-2008, 02:33 PM
That thing's gotta have a hell of a buffer on it. :eek: I can't see what that kind of speed is useful for personally. I'm sure someone will make use of it though.

David Metsky
01-07-2008, 03:10 PM
I shoot skiers in action, I could definitely use that speed.

leaftye
01-08-2008, 07:22 AM
I'm upset that it doesn't use AA batteries, but I'm sure there will be similar cameras in the near future that do use AA's.

I can also see a practical use for the high capture rate, for example, drag racers can use it to analyze tire wrinkle to closely analyze which tires and pressure give them the best grip off the line.

TooMuchButtHair
01-08-2008, 06:46 PM
Even though this thing is 1000 bucks, I honestly think it's TOTALLY worth the money!!! If it can take 60 pictures at the full 6 megapixel setting in one second, think how sensitive the sensor must be to light!!! The sensor is bigger than the one on most other SLR-like cameras, too. I have confidence that it will take night shots with noise levels close to that of the Nikon D40, or the Rebel XTi.

Honestly, I was going to buy a Canon S5 in a few months (right before it's sucessor came out, so I'd get a good deal on the soon-to-be out of production S5), but I scratched that idea as soon as I saw the Casio. 1920x1080 video at 60 fields/30 frames per second (and 720P video, and VGA video at 30 FPS) all seems amazing! I have a friend with the Canon TX1, and love the video quality - can't wait to see what the Casio's is like.

And oh yes, 300, 600, and 1200 frames per second (even though you have to drop the resolution considerably for 1200 FPS) is just amazing. I have TONS of fun with the S3 I got my dad for father's day, and it only has an option for 60 FPS! We've made some pretty cool/pretty funny videos with it. The great thing is that I'll actually be able to use the 1200 FPS feature academically. I'm a chemistry student at CSU East Bay, and I'll be in the teaching field very soon. I can think of plenty of chemistry 'demo's' that I/the department runs that could benefit from slow motion analysis (mostly analysis of plastic deformation, which students must synthesize from scratch).

I'm just far too happy about this thing.

ZCarroll
03-24-2008, 01:05 PM
MOV format..??? why??? aaahhhh... this would so be THE camera if not for that...

David Metsky
03-24-2008, 03:04 PM
MOV format..??? why??? aaahhhh... this would so be THE camera if not for that...
Video formats are easy enough to convert in the computer after the fact. Would that really hold you back?

uvirra
04-14-2008, 07:23 AM
Here is a review on EX-F1 by Digital Camera Info.
http://http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Casio-Exilim-Pro-EX-F1-First-Impressions-Review-17027.htm