The Casio EX-FC100 is a compact digital camera that features speedy performance and slow-motion controls of the larger and more expensive EX-F1 and EX-FH20 in sleek form. The EX-FC100 shoots 9-megapixel images and HD video with a 5x zoom lens.
The camera houses a 1/2.3″-type CMOS image sensor the choice of which has been made with speed in mind. You can shoot at 30, 15, 10, 5 or 3 frames per second and also specify the burst depth - either 30, 20, 10 or 5 shots.
A High Speed Best Selection mode will help you to choose the ideal photo from a burst - it selects the image automatically judging by blurring, and whether your subject is blinking or smiling.
The FC100 also offers the ability to precapture images and then save up to 25 frames from immediately before the shutter button was pressed. Another unusual function is the ability to combine multiple burst shots into one single image, in-camera.
In movie mode, the EX-FC100 captures high-definition 720p (1280 x 720 pixel) video at 30 frames per second. It’s also possible to shoot at higher framerates of 210, 420, or even 1000 frames per second at reduced resolution.
High-Speed Anti-Shake and High-Speed Night Scene modes are said to allow for great low-light shots without a tripod. The camera’s specs list also includes sensor-shift image stabilization.
In terms of straight-out image quality, at the price of the EX-FC100 you can get a better camera. Its resolution performance is underwhelming, mostly due to low sharpness, and it doesn’t have very good color accuracy (on the plus side, image noise was quite low). However, you won’t be able to get the same speeds out of any other brand.
Casio’s right to keep pushing its High-Speed Continuous Shutter technology, because it offers something new and unique in the camera world. Though it lacks a wide-angle zoom and is rather expensive.
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Casio Exilim EX-FC100 - Specifications:
- 9.1 Megapixels
- 1/2.3 inch CMOS Sensor
- 5 x Optical Zoom
- Focal Length Equivalent: 37-185 mm
- Aperture Range: F/3.6-4.5
- 2.7 inch LCD Display with 230,000 pixels
- Sensitivity: ISO 100 - 1600
- Shutter Speed: 1/1000 s - 4 s
- Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
- 15 Scene Modes
- Continuous Shooting: 1fps at full resolution, up to 30fps at 6 megapixels fps
- 32 MB Built-in Memory
- Metal Body
- Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
- Body Colors: gray or white
- Price Tag: $329
Official Information: casio.com.