Casio’s Exilim camera blasts out 1200 frames per second

  • 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. 

    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.