The Exilim FH100 is equipped with a 10x wide optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 24-240mm. To help steady this large zoom lens, Casio has equipped the camera with a sensor shift image stabilization system to help reduce image shake and blur without raising ISO settings. When the camera is turned off, the large lens retracts back into the camera to stay protected.
Auto - 5.9" to Infinity
Macro - 2.7" to 1.75'
The built-in flash has modes for auto, on, off and Red-Eye Reduction modes.
Flash Range ISO Auto:
Wide: 1.3' - 11.8' (0.4m - 3.6m)
Telephoto: 1.6' - 6.6' (0.5m - 2.0m)
On top of the camera you can see that there are a few more controls than just the power button, shutter release and zoom controls. The camera's mode dial is also built into the top right side. Under the shutter release you can see the button to turn on and off the High Speed shooting button. Starting at the center and making its way to the left end of the body you can see the right left microphones for the stereo sound recording for your HD movies and audio recordings.
Framing and viewing your images is accomplished with the 3.0-inch, 230,400 dot LCD screen. This large screen also makes it easy to search through the menus.
Controls on the back: In the upper right is the Movie mode shutter release. Coupled around it is a switch for regular and high-speed movie modes. Next is the Record mode button, followed by the 4-way controller which lets you easily navigate menu screens or select images for playback. The center button accepts menu selections. You can program the 'Left' and 'Right' actions in the Record menu. In Record mode you push 'Up' to control the amount of info displayed on the LCD and 'Down' to change the flash mode or to delete an image when in Playback. Next is the Playback button, switching the camera from REC to Playback mode. Finally the MENU button calls up and dismisses the menu system.
On the right side of the camera you will find the camera's Input/Output ports. The top USB port allows you to connect to a computer or standard TV with the included A/V cable. On the bottom is a HDMI output, allowing you to view your HD movies on a HDTV.
The Exilim FH100 is compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards. The faster and larger the card, the better your performance will be when capturing HD movies. The camera is shown here with a Lexar Pro Class 6, 8GB SDHC card.
Approx. Storage Capacities:
Powering the FH100 is a 3.7V, 1950mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery. According to Casio, this battery in the FH100 is capable of capturing 520 shots on a single charge (CIPA). The external charger comes with a detachable cord, which is a bit more to carry than one with folding prongs, especially if you are trying to travel light, but it is much easier to fit into tight places and doesn't require its own outlet.
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