Casio is using this year’s IFA trade show to almost unveil an experimental new digital camera. Preliminarily part of the Exilim line, Casio claims the camera will be able to shoot six-megapixel images at 60 frames per second. Not only that, but that it’ll be able to record VGA-quality video at 300 frames per second. And here I thought the human eye was unable to distinguish the difference between 30 and 60 frames per second, though seasoned first person shooter players may argue differently.
The camera is still a ways away, with Casio planning to release it sometime next year.
It’s also good to note that the camera will have that new-fangled CMOS censor and not a CCD like cameras past.
Should Casio deliver on these fairly impressive specs—I don’t even know what 300 f.p.s. looks like—I may have to change my tune as it relates to Casio’s dSLRs. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen a Casio dSLR being used. I’ve always thought of Casio as the maker of decent point-and-shoots. Maybe this one will change that perception.