Casio knows a thing
about high-speed image capture as demonstrated over the last year and half
. Now they've squashed that innovative circuitry and imaging technology into compact cameras offering high-speed 30 shots-per-second, 6 megapixel still image burst rates and high-speed movies at up to 1,000 fps. Amazingly, Casio's 9.1 megapixel EX-FS10
does this in a 16.3-mm thin compact shooter with a not so amazing 2.5-inch LCD and 3x zoom lacking any kind of optical image or sensor stabilization. The 9.1 megapixel EX-FC100
is larger thanks to a 5x zoom, 2.7-inch LCD and CMOS anti-shake technology -- yet it's still small enough to easily fit in the palm of your hand unlike Casio's other fast bursting cams. These compacts will (attempt to) automatically select only the best image (no blur, eyes opened, subject smiling) captured in high-speed burst mode or slow things down on the viewer so that you can select the best image yourself. HD movies? Yup, that too in a 720p pixel resolution. Of course you also get that goofy ability to insert moving subjects into static images
. The EX-FS10 should hit by March for $350 in blue, gray, red and white while the EX-FC100 will roll out in gray and white for $400.
Casio's EX-FS10 and EX-FC100 compacts burst faster than DSLRs