Casio Exilim EX-FH20: The wonders of 40 photos per second, videos at 1000 fps


Those of you who need to take 40 photos per second and record movies at 1000fps should be thankful to Casio . The company’s newest camera, the Exilim EX-FH20, does just that, with its 9.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and 26-520mm equivalent zoom lens. Fancy stuff.

And while it can take 40 photos per second in burst mode, these photos aren’t the full 9.1 megapixels, but only 7.1 megapixels. Same difference, if you ask me; it’s not like you’re going to be shooting National Geographic photos with this camera, I don’t think.

She also has a “pre-record” mode similar to the Casio EX-F1. It does this by filling up a buffer when you halfway depress the shoot button. Hey, Pogue loved it.

Yeah, so the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 goes on sale next month for around $714.

Click through if you want to read the full presser. If not, carry on then.

London, September 16, 2008 – Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of its newest EXILIM® digital camera, the HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20. This remarkable new camera is capable of ultra high-speed burst shooting at 40 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1000 fps.

Its speed and ease of use truly puts this camera in a class of its own. In recognition of these unique characteristics, with today’s release of the new EX-FH20, Casio has launched the new HIGH SPEED EXILIM series, which includes this camera and the EX-F1, launched in March 2008. Casio expects the revolutionary capabilities of its HIGH SPEED EXILIM cameras to generate entirely new applications for digital photography.

Priced at £399, the EX-FH20 will be available from October at all good camera stockists.

Key product highlights include:

9.1 effective megapixels and a high power, wide angle zoom lens
The EX-FH20 is equipped with a 26 mm-equivalent wide angle zoom lens that can close in on subjects with a powerful 20x optical zoom. The camera also features a CMOS shift anti-shake function to support power-zoom shots.

Never miss a photographic opportunity, with high speed burst shooting up to 40 fps
The EX-FH20 can capture action in high definition, 7 megapixel (3072 x 2304 pixel) images with ultra-high speed burst shooting at up to 40 fps. Users can select from seven burst settings, allowing them to capture from 1 fps up to 40 fps in a single burst. Further, users can prerecord up to 40 still images not just at the instant they press the shutter button, but before! Even if they press the shutter a little late, they will still catch that vital moment.

High speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
The EX-FH20 can record high speed movie footage of motion too fast for the human eye, for ultra slow motion playback. Users can select from recording speeds of 1,000 fps, 420 fps or 210 fps and can also switch from the standard speed of 30 fps to high speed recording at 210 fps during recording at the touch of a button. The EX-FH20 makes it easy to capture critical moments on video.

High Speed Anti-Shake function
This function corrects images by automatically synthesizing multiple images captured during high speed burst shooting.

High Speed Night Scene setting
With or without a tripod, this feature ensures that high speed night shots come out clear and beautiful.

HD Movie function
The EX-FH20’s HD Movie function records at 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 fps.