CASIO Introduces New HIGH SPEED EXILIM Digital Camera with Ultra High-Speed Burst Shooting Faster Than an SLR
Camera Takes 40 shots per second and records high speed movies at 1000 fps
DOVER, NJ, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 - Casio America, Inc., in conjunction with its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, today announced the release of its newest EXILIM® digital camera, the HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20. This remarkable new camera is capable of ultra high-speed burst shooting at 40 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1,000 fps.
In March of this year, Casio released the EXILIM Pro EX-F1, the world’s fastest digital camera*. The EX-F1 is capable of ultra-high speed burst shooting at 60 fps and can record high speed movies at up to 1,200 fps, helping users catch each decisive moment, and even capturing motion that the human eye cannot ordinarily perceive. These features have created a totally new genre of digital photography and won the respect and admiration of camera enthusiasts and professional photographers alike.
*As of September 16, 2008, based on a Casio survey for consumer market digital cameras.
While maintaining the ability to perform at speeds unmatched by the world’s top digital SLRs, the new HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20 is designed to appeal to a broader range of users. In addition to simplifying controls by placing all shooting mode settings on a single dial, Casio also gave the EX-FH20 a 20X optical zoom on a surprisingly compact body, 27% smaller and 28% lighter than the EX-F1. Its speed and ease of use truly puts this camera in a class of its own. In recognition of these unique characteristics, with today’s release of the new EX-FH20, Casio has launched the new HIGH SPEED EXILIM series, which includes this camera and the even faster EX-F1. Casio expects the revolutionary capabilities of its HIGH SPEED EXILIM cameras to generate entirely new applications for digital photography.
"Casio continues to create a new digital camera market focusing on high speed capabilities with the introduction of the innovative HIGH SPEED EXILIM EX-FH20," said Bill Heuer, Vice President of Sales for Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. "The new HIGH SPEED EXILIM series allows for images to be captured faster than ever before without compromising image quality."
The EX-FH20, MSRP .99, will be available in black at retail stores in October.
9.1 effective megapixels and a high power, wide angle zoom lens
The EX-FH20 is equipped with a 26 mm-equivalent wide angle zoom lens that can close in on subjects with a powerful 20X optical zoom. The camera also features a CMOS shift anti-shake function to support power-zoom shots.
Never miss a photographic opportunity, with high speed burst shooting up to 40 fps
The EX-FH20 can capture action in high definition, 7 megapixel (3072 x 2304 pixel) images with ultra-high speed burst shooting at up to 40 fps. Users can select from seven burst settings, allowing them to capture from 1 fps up to 40 fps in a single burst. Further, users can prerecord up to 40 still images not just at the instant they press the shutter button, but before! Even if they press the shutter a little late, they will still catch that vital moment.
High speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
The EX-FH20 can record high speed movie footage of motion too fast for the human eye, for ultra slow motion playback. Users can select from recording speeds of 1,000 fps, 420 fps or 210 fps and can also switch from the standard speed of 30 fps to high speed recording at 210 fps during recording at the touch of a button. The EX-FH20 makes it easy to capture critical moments on video.
High Speed Anti-Shake function
This function corrects images by automatically synthesizing multiple images captured during high speed burst shooting.
High Speed Night Scene setting
With or without a tripod, this feature ensures that high speed night shots come out clear and beautiful.
HD Movie function
The EX-FH20’s HD Movie function records at 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 fps.
|Number of Effective Pixels||9.10 million|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS|
|Total Pixels||10.29 million|
|File Format||Still Images||RAW (DNG*1), JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)|
|Movies||AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)|
|Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area)||31.9MB|
|Recording Media||SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus compatible|
|Number of Recorded Pixels||Still Images||RAW, 3456 x 2592, 3456 x 2304 (3:2), 3456 x 1944 (16:9), 3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480|
|STD Movies||640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|HD Movies||1280 x 720 (30 fps)|
|Hi-Speed Movies (HS)||480 x 360 (210 fps, 30-210 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 56 (1000 fps)|
(With Still Image at Maximum Image Size Setting)
|Still Images (JPEG)||Built-in Flash Memory||Approx. 5 shots (Fine) / 10 shots (Normal) / 16 shots (Economy)|
|SD Memory Card 1GB*2||Approx. 170 shots (Fine) / 322 shots (Normal) / 478 shots (Economy)|
|Movies||Recording Time||Maximum Recording Time per File: 10 min.|
|Built-in Flash Memory||Approx. 8 seconds (HD) / Approx. 10 seconds (HS 1000 fps)|
|SD Memory Card 1GB*2||Approx. 4 min. 22 seconds (HD) / Approx. 5 min. 14 seconds (HS 1000 fps)|
|Operating Speed||Shutter Release Time Lag*3*4||Approx. 0.01 second|
|Image Playback||Approx. 0.1 second/image|
|Shot to Shot Time*4*5||Approx. 0.8 second|
|High-speed Continuous Shutter||Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels|
Maximum 30 frames per second at 3264 x 2448 pixels
|Flash Continuous Shutter||Maximum 5 frames per second (up to 10 images) at 3264 x 2448|
|Lens||Construction||14 lenses in 11 groups, including aspherical lens|
|F-number||F2.8 (W) to 4.5 (T)|
|Focal Length||f=4.6 to 92.0mm|
|35mm Film Equivalent||Approx. 26 to 520mm|
|Digital Zoom||4X (80X in combination with optical zoom)|
|HD Zoom||108.0X (image size: 640 x 480 pixels)|
|Focusing||Focus Type||Contrast Detection Auto Focus|
|Focus Modes||Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Manual Focus|
|AF Area||Spot, Free or Tracking|
|AF Assist Lamp||Yes|
|Focus Range*6 (From Lens Surface)||Auto Focus||Approx. 40cm to 8 (W)|
|Macro||Approx. 12cm to 50cm (W)|
|Super Macro||Approx. 1cm to 12cm|
|Manual Focus||Approx. 12cm to 8 (W), Approx. 1cm to 8 (zoom lens position: super macro)|
|Exposure||Exposure Metering||Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element|
|Exposure Control||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure|
|Exposure Compensation||-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)|
|Shutter Type||CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter|
|Shutter Speed*7||Auto||1 to 1/2000 second|
|Aperture Priority AE||1 to 1/2000 second|
|Shutter Speed Priority AE||30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)|
|Manual Exposure||30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)|
|Aperture*8||F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W)|
|Aperture Priority AE/Manual Exposure||F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W)|
|White Balance||Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB|
|Sensitivity (SOS)*9||Still Images||Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600|
|Movies||Auto (Hi-Speed Movie when in Manual Exposure mode: ISO100,ISO200,ISO400,ISO800,ISO1600)|
|Other Recording Functions||Image Stabilization Mechanism||CMOS-shift image stabilization|
|Prerecord Still Images||Maximum speed: 40 fps, maximum recording capacity: 40 images|
|YouTubeâ„˘ Capture Mode||Yes|
|BEST SHOT||Yes: 18 scenes|
|High Speed Anti Shake||Yes|
|High Speed Night Scene||Yes|
|Move Out Continuous Shutter||Yes|
|Move In Continuous Shutter||Yes|
|Self-timer||10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer|
|Built-in Flash||Flash Modes||Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction|
|Flash Range*6||Approx. 0.4 to 7.0m (W), approx. 1.3 to 4.4m (T)|
|Flash continuous shutter*10: Approx. 0.6 to 2.3m (W), approx. 1.3 to 1.4m (T)|
|Finder||Monitor Screen||3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 x 240)|
|Electronic Viewfinder||0.2-inch LCD, Equal to 201,600 dots|
|Timekeeping Functions||Date and Time||Recorded with image data|
|On-image Time Stamp Function||Yes|
|Auto Calendar||To 2049|
|World Time||162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time|
|Input/Output Terminals||USB/AV port, AC adaptor connection (DC-IN)|
|Power Requirements||AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 4, AC adaptor|
|Battery Life||Number of Shots*11|
|Approx. 230 still images (alkaline battery), approx. 400 still images (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)|
|Approx 5 hr. 20 min. (alkaline battery), approx 6 hr. 20 min. (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)|
|Dimensions (Excluding Projections)||4.83" (W) x 3.20" (H) x 3.33" (D) |
|Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories)||Approx. 17.04 oz.|
|Bundled Accessories||AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, USB cable, AV cable, strap, lens cap, cap holder, CD-ROM|
*1. DNG file format is one type of RAW image file, and it is recommended by Adobe Systems for use as a standard image file format.
*2. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
*3. When using built-in memory.
*4. With built-in flash off.
*5. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
*6. Range is affected by optical zoom.
*7. May differ according to camera setting.
*8. Aperture changed by optical zoom or recording mode.
*9. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity.
*10. In 5 shot flash continuous shutter mode.
*11. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
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