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01-07-2008, 04:02 AM   #1
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Link to press release - 60 FPS!!!

NEWS! - Casio: 5 new EXILIM digicams

You read it right, 60FPS, adjustable from 1 to 60 frames - for 60 frames. I like the idea of 10FPS for 6 second bursts.

How about video (yes video) at... wait for it... 1200FPS - US$1000.

Mmm... but it's the new CASIO... dang... the new K20D better be pretty kick-a** to top that.

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That is wicked! I just hope Pentax's price is not double or triple that. If the K20D does something like this and is in the 1000 range I may just have to go in debt for the extra that I do not have budgeted for a camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by 123K10D Quote
How about video (yes video) at... wait for it... 1200FPS - US$1000.
At ridiculously bad (lower than Youtube) resolution.
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Left someting out...

Looks interesting of course, but according to the specs sheet at DPR... they left out something pretty useful... Imaging stabilization. Hard to believe.

BTW, why did you post this on a Pentax forum?


QuoteOriginally posted by 123K10D Quote
NEWS! - Casio: 5 new EXILIM digicams

You read it right, 60FPS, adjustable from 1 to 60 frames - for 60 frames. I like the idea of 10FPS for 6 second bursts.

How about video (yes video) at... wait for it... 1200FPS - US$1000.

Mmm... but it's the new CASIO... dang... the new K20D better be pretty kick-a** to top that.


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But the slowest you could shoot and get 60 frames per second has got to be like 1/80th or 1/100th and I'm often shooting ~1/50th.

Even still, that's quite the bragging right. My old Sony point and shoot could take pictures really fast, I think maybe 30fps, but the image quality was like 320x240 at that point so it wasn't even worth it.

Hopefully this camera finds the happy medium.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
Even still, that's quite the bragging right. My old Sony point and shoot could take pictures really fast, I think maybe 30fps, but the image quality was like 320x240 at that point so it wasn't even worth it.
and not only that it's at a low resolution, but who expects an SLR to do 60 FPS? MAYBE a nikon H3d? lol
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What's really notable about it, IMO, is its 1080P video- 1920x1080 at 60fps indefinitely.

EDIT:

Holy crap, I just found this page! Amazing!
[CASIO] EXILIM PRO EX-F1
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QuoteOriginally posted by JMS Quote

Holy crap, I just found this page! Amazing!
[CASIO] EXILIM PRO EX-F1
Okay, that... is impressive.

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That's certainly interesting.
But what does this has to do with "Pentax News and Rumors"?
The Sony A200 may pass as K200D's competitor, but I can't see how this is related to Pentax even by a mile
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Okay, that... is impressive.
Man I need to cancel my credit cards and shred them. This could be bad....real bad
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OMFG! Uh, I just found my new 'back-up' point and shoot!!!!

That is just utterly insane! The 1080 HD movies, 60fps still imaging - What the hell?

As long as the image quality is good, you can't touch that!!

Now, I'd like to direct this to all those fools at another CaNikon fanboy site who told me there was NO WAY the new Pentax K2x could do 12-15 FPS with a CMOS sensor.. HA!

If Pentax has an ounce of this technology in their new cameras, Canon and Nikon had better start packing their bags...

Thanks for that great link, that's the most exiting thing I've seen in a very long time!

EDIT: Wait, wait.. This is what we've all been waiting for, the new P&S for the wife

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Perhaps I'm lost on the concept but to me it just seems like a small HD camcorder that can capture high speed when needed with extra features put into a unibody camera style format with no capability to switch lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by F-Stop Quote
Perhaps I'm lost on the concept but to me it just seems like a small HD camcorder that can capture high speed when needed with extra features put into a unibody camera style format with no capability to switch lenses.
IMO it is more of a camera which can produce very good quality videos wheen needed but with relatively low duration if not very low duration. Yes the 1200fps thingie is useless BS it makes brainless press report so marvelous reports I can understand Casio
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The problem I see with these insane frame rates in an SLR is that you cannot have the mirror and shutter openting and closing that fast- way too much wear and tear, IMO. This could only be acheived in an SLR by locking the mirrior up, keeping the shutter open, and using a sort of electronic shutter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clawhamemr Quote
The problem I see with these insane frame rates in an SLR is that you cannot have the mirror and shutter openting and closing that fast- way too much wear and tear, IMO. This could only be acheived in an SLR by locking the mirrior up, keeping the shutter open, and using a sort of electronic shutter.
This is one of the reasons live view is interesting!
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