Casio’s Exilim camera blasts out 1200 frames per second

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Casio’s upcoming digital camera makes up for its “meager” six megapixel quality with an amazing 1200 frames per second shooting speed.  The Casio EXILIM EX-F1 has a 12X optical zoom and can shoot full resolution pictures at 60 frames per second and 1200 fps movies at 336 by 96 pixels.

Las Vegas (NV) – Casio’s upcoming digital camera makes up for its “meager” six megapixel quality with an amazing 1200 frames per second shooting speed.  The Casio EXILIM EX-F1 has a 12X optical zoom and can shoot full resolution pictures at 60 frames per second and 1200 fps movies at 336 by 96 pixels.  It can also record high-resolution video at both 1920 by 1080 60/I and 1280 by 720p.

Casio rep Robert Nelson gave us an in-depth demonstration of the camera and all of its shooting modes.  In addition to the high-speed picture and movies, the camera also has a Rapid Flash mode which uses a regular strobe flash at 7 fps and an LED flash at 10 to 60 frames per second. 

PMA 08 - Casio's high-speed FX-1

 

Nelson told us that the FX-1 is a camera first and a video recorder second, but the movie options are quite impressive.  Standard definition movies are recorded at 640 by 480 pixels and 30 fps while high-definition video is taken at either 1920 X 1080 60/I or 1280 X  720 30P.  The high-speed video is done at 512 × 384 (300 fps), 432 × 192 (600 fps) and 336 × 96 (1200 fps).

The Casio FX-1 will be available in March for approximately $1000.