Excerpt: The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1, introduced in January of 2008, looks like no other Casio camera before, and it can do thing no other digital camera available to consumers can do. Casio's corporate slogan is "Expect the Unexpected," but even so, few would have expected the Pro EX-F1 from the company famous for its attractive little ultra-slim cameras. What is the EX-F1?
Pros: Stunning speed both in movies and in still image burst mode, Slow motion movies and slow motion view, Full 1920 x 1080 HDTV recording at 60 fps, in stereo, Full manual modes, Strong flash that shoots at seven frames per second, 12X optical zoom, CMOS anti-shake
Excerpt: To say the 6MP Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 ($999, street) is a breakthrough is an understatement. As we've said before (April 2008), and the Pop Photo Lab confirms, the F1 is a far-reaching achievement on several fronts: • It's an impressive 12X zoom (36-432mm f/2.7-4.6 equivalent) electronic-viewfinder (EVF) still camera with optical stabilization and Excellent image quality.
Conclusion: Casio Exilim Pro F1 an innovative Megazoom camera We have to admit that Casio do not lack courage. Courage to be different and to introduce interesting innovations in a time where the competition is severe. Quite rightly do they deserve the receiving of awards from various international organizations such as the DIWA Innovation Award .
Excerpt: Physical Views Continue on to Features & Controls Casio EX-F1 Specifications Number of Effective Pixels 6.00 million Imaging Sensor 1/1.8-inch high-speed CMOS Total Pixels Still Images RAW (DNG*1), JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant Movies MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (stereo) Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area) 31.9MB Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images RAW, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1872 (3:2), 2816 x 1584 (16:9), 2304 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x...
Excerpt: It's a dismal time to be a compact camera maker without a foothold in the lucrative SLR market; slumping sales, combined with competition from camera phones, are slashing formerly fat margins.
Summary: The Casio EX-F1 is unlike any camera you’ve seen. It’s impressive—often addictive—but it’s not for everyone. Photography purists are better off with a DSLR, and people less prone to shooting fast-moving subjects can get away with buying a point-and-shoot for a third of the price. But DSLRs can’t shoot video of any kind, let alone full HD and slow motion, and no point-and-shoot can match the EX-F1’s rate of 60 shots per second.
Pros: Takes slow-motion video at three speeds, Highly effective burst shooting, Intuitive menu system,
Cons: Slow startup processing speeds, Cant adjust settings during high-speed shooting, Doesnt come with photo editingmanagement software,