World’s ‘fastest’ camera primed for spring debut

January 7, 2008

Casio UK has confirmed plans to launch its ?60 frames per second? compact, the Exilim Pro EX-F1, in the ?spring?.

A UK price has yet to be announced but reports suggest it will carry a US price of $999.

Plans to launch such a camera were first announced last summer.

Casio claims that the Pro EX-F1 can capture still images at a burst rate of 60 frames per second (fps) at the camera?s full resolution of 6-million-pixels; and 1,200fps for movie recording.

In a statement released at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, USA, Casio claims: ?Using the still image burst mode users can shoot at an ultra fast 60 frames per second. In burst mode, the frame rate can also be varied from between 1 and 60 frames per second while shooting.

‘Up to 60 shots can be taken at once, so 60 shots for one second, or 5 shots per second for 12 seconds, are possible.?

Exilim Pro EX-F1 camera due this spring