Casio EX-F1 Cameracorder Shoots 1200 FPS Video

Casio EX-F1

By Evan Ackerman

Casio’s EX-F1 is a sub-DSLR prosumer camera/camcorder hybrid with some sweet features that make it stand out from the crowd. And that’s not just PR speak, I promise. For starters, it has a not-too-shabby 12x optical zoom, a 6 megapixel sensor (2816 x 1872), and a dual integrated flash system that uses LEDs for high-speed light. Mkay. On to the stuff you care about…

At its full 6 megapixel resolution, the camera can fire off bursts at 60 frames per second (with the LED flash). Casio uses this feature to provide a sort of time shift: as you’re composing your shot, the camera will continuously buffer up to 60 full resolution frames, and save those those images just after you press the shutter. If you’re a little bit late with your trigger push, you can cycle through the previous 60 frames that the camera recorded for you, and pick out the perfect moment. But all that’s not even the exciting part… The Casio EX-F1 will take video in 1080i/720p at 30 FPS, but by trading off some lots of resolution, you can bump that up to a whopping 1200 (!) FPS. It’s a little bit of a gimmick, but it’s damn cool and something I would totally use. Check it out:

300 FPS @ 512 x 384:

600 FPS @ 32 x 192:

1200 FPS @ 336 x 96:

MSRP: $1000

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