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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:55 pm 
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Hi folks,

The Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 has been launched. The headline features are a 60 fps burst mode (but the buffer fills after just one second) from a "1/1.8-inch" 6MP sensor and, in movie mode, a recording speed of 300 fps, 600 fps or 1,200 fps as well as a more normal 30/60 fps. No, that isn't a typo: 1200fps, albeit at a reduced resolution of only 336 × 96. :shock:
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The camera is described in detail on the EXILIM website here. Reading the specifications this camera seems to have some remarkable features so I think it will be fascinating to read the reviews and find out what, if any, compromises have been made over and above the usual super-zoom issues.

Now, I wonder whether one could remove the glass and use the body as a high frame rate high-def replacement for the webcams sometimes used for planetary/lunar astrophotgraphy as here. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:10 am 
It does infact have Anti shake. The CCD shift variety.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:15 am 
The slow motion view feature sounds really interesting. I wonder how quickly the camera can clear those 60 shots from the buffer.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:29 am 
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60fps? Might as well go into video...

I got a camera for single stills and video camera for my business when I do video... I dont see the point...

Although, you gotta appreciate the technology gone into this. I just wonder how much stress does it put on the shutter or whatever the moving part is...

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Leo wrote:
60fps? Might as well go into video...

I think the difference here is that it's 60 fps at full sensor resolution (2816 x 2112). Even better, the camera can save RAW files (using the Adobe DNG standard) so one has the full range of post-processing options available. And that 60 frames can last just one second. You'd find out things about your golf swing you'd rather not know. :shock:

While this camera can do "HD Movies" they would probably be the shortest shorts ever so I certainly agree that if you were into movies rather than stills then you would look elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:33 am 
Lol...leave it to CASIO to come up with some of the most bizarre feature combos...just because they can.

High-speed cameras are nothing new, but they are new when combined with a toaster!!!

Sorry...to any CASIO fans out there...these guys have always tickled me with their..unusual way of looking a the world..and I'm glad we have companies like these.

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:02 am 
I like the idea of 60fps. If you doing sports like BMX, Skate boarding, or even Gymnastics it could help you to get just the right shot. there is a lot that can happen in 1 sec. I dont know anything about video editing. can you get stills from it? if so - - - how is the IQ? I know they are making HD camcorder but I don't think you could find them in the budget or semi-pro price range :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:33 am 
WOW WEE I wonder what it sounds like.


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Nick12984 wrote:
I like the idea of 60fps. If you doing sports like BMX, Skate boarding, or even Gymnastics it could help you to get just the right shot. there is a lot that can happen in 1 sec. I dont know anything about video editing. can you get stills from it? if so - - - how is the IQ? I know they are making HD camcorder but I don't think you could find them in the budget or semi-pro price range :shock:

Nick

That 60fps is 60 still frames in a second - it isn't "movie" mode! If you want high speed movie mode then, at the cost of a significant drop in resolution, you can run at up to 1200 fps. Check out the specfications. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:00 am 
no it's not movie mode but you can put all the pictures together in windows movie maker or something. Makes me wonder if you can tell the camera to slow down to something like 25fps.


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marzy wrote:
no it's not movie mode but you can put all the pictures together in windows movie maker or something. Makes me wonder if you can tell the camera to slow down to something like 25fps.

No need to wonder. Check out the specfications. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:46 am 
whats slow motion?

it also has a youtube capture mode thats cool.

And I been wondering what is bracketing?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:41 am 
marzy wrote:
And I been wondering what is bracketing?


Bracketing is essentially a "mahinegun solution" to a sniper challenge :-)

Take 3 or more pictures very fast of the same composition, with varying exposures in the hope that one of them will be "just perfect".

It can be a very handy feature and a way to get that one picture that just must be right! In this digital age of large memory cards, it matters very little if you have a few throw-away images on the card, if it means you get "the" picture you wanted.

There are some "purists" who frown upon this as being somewhat "sloppy".

Photojournalists and sports/action journalists..celebrity photographers..you name it...use this extensively.

I think it's great. Anything and everything that can increase your chance of getting that one picture you want to print in movie-poster size and hang in your living room is a plus in my book.

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:29 pm 
Lets just hope the shutter durability is as amazing as the speed! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:34 pm 
No shutter lol. Only SLRs and rangefinders use shutters nowadays. Other digital cameras just switch the sensors on and off. It's called "gating" I think.


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