Casio Exilim EX-FH100 Review

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Review posted 5/27/2010

Quick Take
Pros
High Speed Video Capture;
High Speed Image Capture;
Ultra-Wide 24mm optical zoom lens;
10x Optical zoom lens (24-240mm);
Image stabilization;
High Speed Scene modes;
Bright 3.0-inch LCD;
720p HD video;
Dedicated Video Recording button;
Outstanding battery life
Cons
High amounts of noise in all ISO settings;
Soft overall image;
Noise in HD video;
Slow when shooting with RAW;
No Intelligent Auto mode;
Weak built-in flash
Bottom Line
The Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a powerful, full-featured compact digicam. With a 10-Megapixel imaging sensor, 10x optical zoom lens and high speed shooting modes that allow 40fps still image capture and up to 1000fps video capture. Its only drawback is the amount of imager noise seen in photos. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Casio's new Exilim EX-FH100 features some groundbreaking features that will allow you to capture images and videos in ways that other digicams cannot. The FH100 features a 10-Megapixel back illuminated CMOS imaging sensor, 10x wide optical zoom lens, dedicated video record button,  720p HD movies, video frame rates of up to 1000fps, image capture of up to 40fps for 40 images at 9-megapixels, RAW capture and Sensor-Shift image stabilization, which just covers some of the major features. There are also a slew of Best Shot modes, including several that were specifically designed for high speed shooting. 

Featuring 720p HD movie capture and frame rates ranging from 30fps to 1000fps, this is by far one of the most versatile Hybrid cameras that you are going to find on the market. Although the high-speed frame rates are not an option when shooting in HD, they are a fantastic tool for slowing down fast-moving objects. 1000fps can be very useful for capturing extremely fast moving objects or even for analysis of movement such as a golf swing. With a little creativity, these smaller resolution videos can even be worked into a High Definition movie.

Casio Exilim EX-FH100 Features:
  • 10.1-Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS imaging sensor
  • Back Illuminated CMOS
  • 10x ultra-wide optical zoom lens, 35mm equivalent of 24-240mm
  • F2.3(W) - F5.7(T)
  • Sensor Shift Image Stabilization
  • 3.0-inch, 230,400 dot TFT-LCD screen
  • 40fps burst mode shooting at 9-megapixels of resolution
  • Dedicated Video Record button (Hybrid Camera)
  • High Speed video capture, up to 1000fps
  • 720p HD video capture
  • YouTube Capture mode
  • Continuous Best Shot modes
  • DNG RAW image capture
  • Aperture priority, Shutter priority and Manual controls
  • On board Stereo Microphones
  • Tracking AF
  • ISO: 100 - 3200
  • Shutter Speed: 30 - 1/2000 second (up to 1/40,000 high speed continuous)
  • Best Shot Scene modes
  • USB
  • HDMI
  • SDHC
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

The Casio Exilim EX-FH100 will be available with a MSRP of US $349.99.

In the Box:
  • FH100 Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Strap
  • CD-ROM

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