Everyone that takes pictures has had it happen. You see something happening and want to take a picture of it… but by the time you get your camera out, turn it on, and take the picture… it is too late. The moment has passed.
Casio seems to have the answer to this problem with their new EXILIM EX-FC100 Digital Camera. The EX-FC-100 is fast to turn on, quick to focus, and has a high-speed shutter. The camera comes in white and black and costs about $399. Check out the specs and a video review after the break.
By reducing the size of the circuitry and the image sensor units, Casio has produced the slim EX-FC100, which offers a high-speed 30 shot-per-second burst rate and high-speed movies at a maximum of 1000 fps. It also delivers a number of other innovative functions, including the ability to capture a still image while viewing the movement of the subject in slow motion and automatically selecting and saving one frame from continuous shots.
The Exilim EX-FC100 measures only 3.9 inches wide, 2.3 inches high and .9 inches thin. It features a 5x optical zoom lens with CMOS shift anti-shake function and a 2.7-inch high-performance Super Clear LCD. This high-speed model also boasts an effective 9.1-megapixel resolution.
Casio Exilim EX-FC100 Highlights
30 shot-per-second high-speed burst shooting
The EX-FC100 can take up to 30 shots per second of high-resolution 6.0-megapixel images. What’s more, it can save up to 25 frames prior to the instant that the shutter button is actually pressed, so even if the user hits the shutter a bit late, that special moment will not be missed. The number of shots per second can be set at 30, 15, 10, 5, 3 or auto, and the user can set the total number of shots in one burst at 30, 20, 10 or 5.
Easy, convenient functions that make the most of high-speed burst shooting
Automatically record just the best of the images captured in a high-speed burst. Also, a number of images from a burst can be combined into a single image. It is this high-speed burst capability that offers the functionality for easily creating photos precisely in accordance with the wishes of the user. After taking a set of shots, there is no need to go to the trouble of manually select the best one.
Slow Motion View
By pressing a dedicated button during shooting, it is possible to view the movement of the subject in slow motion on the LCD monitor. The user can press the shutter while viewing the LCD monitor, selecting the perfect moment to capture from a scene that looks as if time has been slowed down.
High-Speed Anti-Shake and High-Speed Night Scene functions
Combine a number of images taken in burst mode, and then align the position of the subject to form a single shot. This means that, even without a tripod, zoom photography and night shots are beautifully rendered, virtually making photo blur a thing of the past.
High-Speed Best Selection
To ensure that a natural, fleeting smile is captured, the FC100 can automatically select the best image from a set of images taken in burst mode, with the subject smiling, with no photo blur, and with the subject’s eyes open. The best image will be saved.
You can set in advance the time lag between the moment that you want to capture and the actual time of taking the picture. This way, it is possible to capture that precious instant at any time, with minimal lag. This works because the cameras select from the images they temporarily store in their burst mode buffers the one image that was taken at the specified interval prior to the shutter being released, and just that image is saved.
High-speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
The FC100 features a high-speed movie function that can record motion that is ordinarily too fast for the human eye to see, and then play it back in ultra-slow motion. The frame rate can be set at 1000 fps, 420 fps or 210 fps. Also, even while recording a movie clip at the standard speed (30 fps), by pressing a single button the frame rate can be changed to the 210 fps high-speed mode.
HD Movie function
The HD Movie function will record beautiful videos at a size of 1280×720 pixels. Also, pressing the dedicated photo button while shooting an HD movie clip will capture a 6.0-megapixel still image.