Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Digital Camera, 6.0 MP, with 60fps High Speed Burst Mode, Full HD Movies, 12x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.8" HP LCD Screen
- Stills up to 60 fps * Stills up to 60 fps
- 6.0 Megapixels * 12x Optical Zoom
- 2.8" Wide format Super Clear LCD * 7 fps Rapid Flash Burst
- CMOS Shift Anti-shake Function * Full Resolution HD Movie Record
- Composite & HDMI Video Output
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|Effective Still Resolution||6 MP|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Item Dimensions||3.13 x 5.03 x 5.12 inches|
|Item Display Weight||671 grams|
|Item Weight||6 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||421 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||1 Volt|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.064 grams|
|Maximum Aperture||4.6 mm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F/2.7-4.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||432 mm|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||2,816 Pixels|
|Minimum Focal Length||36 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||6 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/1.8"|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||3.7 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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High speed video
The closest competitors to the EX-F1 (besides Casio's other high speed video camera, the EX-FH20) are Sony's HD camcorders that can record 240 frames per second (although not in HD) for a whopping three seconds. I've never used one of these cameras, but I have to imagine the 3-second clip length limitation is quite cumbersome to work with. The EX-F1, by contrast, is limited only by a 4 GB file size cap. High speed video (at all three speeds) takes up about 2MB/sec of recording, meaning you can record for about 30 minutes in high speed mode before you reach that 4GB file size limit. Of course, it would take 300 minutes, or 5 hours, to watch back the whole clip if you were shooting 300 fps. That's a limitation I can live with.
The 1200 fps resolution is pretty small and pixilated, but I'm still glad to see that speed is available. I use it sometimes and the results can be quite interesting even if they are thumbnail-size.
One thing you may or may not be aware of is the amount of light required to shoot high speed video. High speed video, by definition, requires very fast shutter speeds. You must use at least 1/300th, 1/600th, or 1/1200th shutter speed to shoot 300, 600, or 1200 frames per second, respectively. Basically that means you need very bright lights or daylight.Read more ›
About its versatility; this camera can do almost everything. It can go from macro to 12x - both of which also work in high speed, it can take both pictures and shoot full HD video with stereo sound. You can even take still snapshots while shooting video (not available during high speed). It has a 60fps burst shoot capacity which makes it easier to find the perfect moment. The burst shoot can also be used for "digital anti shake" which is handy for shooting distant objects at maximum zoom. I was looking for an automated time lapse feature though.
Handily, the EX-F1 saves its videos directly in H.264 QuickTime format. These pack quite well and are easy to scrub and edit. As a downside, the videos are quite heavily packed, which becomes very evident especially at 1200fps, when pixel motion gets so slow the motion estimation algorithms go overboard and cause warping.Read more ›
Again to state it plainly, the Exilim EX-F1 has better performance in frame rate (1,200fps compared to many other models max of 1,000fps at lower resolutions), in exposure (up to 1/40,000 or 25 microseconds - as stated in the manual - compared to competitors of 1/16,000 for Nikon and 1/20,000 for Casio's current best), and in record length (file sizes in the gigabytes limited only by your memory card compared to Nikon 1 cameras being a few seconds).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased the newest, and last, version of the Casio Exlim EX-F1, the EX-FH25 for an entry level camera into the world of low end of high speed video. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Makes Things
it id nice camera at lower price and for beginners. it is good at outdoor. but in indore and night results are not upto the mark. Read morePublished 19 months ago by yashwant
Ordered and received promptly. Product in great shape and works great. User manual was in Japanese but downloaded an English version from internet. What more can you say?Published 21 months ago by Cowpoke
This camera is just plain fun. It may not be of the highest quality that some may like, but it sure is fun. I think most people can figure out how to work it with out a manual. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Steve
this product was amazing in the first month but after that it rapidly declined in speed and imagery. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by Melanie Clarke
I really like this camera. It takes pictures fast enough to catch my baby grand daughter's fleeting smile, and the pictures are very clear.
Katie's Grandma- Danville, IL.
This camera is outrageously good. I've never been able to get the perfect picture before. The speed at which you can capture full resolution pictures makes taking perfect shots... Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Joel