Enable zoom 51Snapshot Tutorial With High Speed CS, you can configure the camera to shoot at a speed of 3, 5, 10, 15, or 30 images per second, as long as you keep the shutter button and there is memory available to store the images. With Prerecord CS, half-pressing the shutter button starts continual pre-recording of images to a temporary buffer. Then when you press the shutter button the rest of the way down, the camera stores what is currently in the buffer and starts real-time continuous shutter recording of new images. Real-time recording continues until you release the shutter button or until a total of up to 30 images buffer images plus new images are recorded. You can configure Prerecord CS to specify how many of the 30 images are recorded in the buffer and how many are recorded after you fully press the shutter button. Use Prerecord CS when you want to make sure you do not miss fast-moving action.
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The choice of a CMOS sensor has been made with speed in mind, and the Casio FC offers plenty of it, able to shoot a full 30 frames per second at its six megapixel resolution setting.
Usefully, you can also specify the burst depth -- either 30, 20, 10 or 5 shots. Yet another particularly unusual function is the ability to combine multiple burst shots into one single image, in-camera. A Lag Correction mode allows you to specify a time between the time you wanted the photo taken, and the time that the shutter button is pressed -- and then the camera reaches back into its buffer and automatically saves the nearest image to that moment.
A High Speed Best Selection mode, meanwhile, will automatically choose the ideal photo from a burst -- judging images based on the amount of blurring, and whether your subject is blinking or smiling. Finally, High-Speed Anti-Shake and High-Speed Night Scene modes combine multiple high-speed shots that prevent blurring, resulting in one final image with proper exposure -- a mode that Casio feels will allow for great low-light shots without a tripod.
Better still, the Casio EX-FC also includes a sensor-shift mechanism, providing true mechanical image stabilization! In movie mode, the Casio EXILIM EX-FC can capture high-definition p x pixel video at 30 frames per second, and a press of the dedicated photo shutter button during movie recording will save a six-megapixel still image. Power comes from a proprietary NP lithium-ion battery.
Body colors include gray or white. Not only do they march to a different drummer, but there must be something in the water they drink. Sometimes nothing else will do. And while I could hunker down and drive you to distraction with an ordinary digicam review of the Casio EX-FC, that would only miss the point.
This little digicam is a high-speed camera. It grabs a sequence of shots faster than just about anything else -- in either stills or movies. That includes recording movies at up to 1, frames per second.
Look and Feel. At only 5. You can easily drop it in a pants pocket or shirt pocket to tag along on any outing. White with black frame is also available. A mustard-colored ring circles the lens opening adding a touch of style, too.
Chrome is limited to the buttons, the Zoom ring, and some front panel effects like the circles around the lens and the badge. The manual is truly atrocious with every paragraph in a different language.
Unless, of course, you have trouble finding things like Power buttons. But they are almost all a bit idiosyncratic, like the camera itself. A vertical slit below the lever on the back reveals the green back lamp, which serves as a status lamp, confirming various operations like power status and focus.
On the top of the back panel is a very interesting Slow button. Up to three seconds of captures can be stored there and the sequence is continually replayed until you press the Shutter button to select one of them to record to the memory card. Resolution is excellent with , pixels x On top, in the right corner, is the Movie mode switch to select between High Speed and Standard recording while the icons are not at all clear, the manual does explain it.
Movies are recorded with monaural audio and digital zoom only. Below that are four small buttons surrounding the four-way controller ringing the Set button. Below the controller, the left button brings up the main menu system although the Set button brings up the Record mode menu options.
The Down arrow cycles through the Flash modes in Record or functions as the Trash button in Playback. The Left and Right buttons are unassigned. The door to that compartment has a latch that facilitates opening it very nicely but can make it difficult to close in one motion. Push all the way down. Inside the compartment, the battery is held in by another latch and its asymmetrical design makes it impossible to seat incorrectly.
You have to bend the door back a bit to get any kind of a grip. The 5x optical zoom is complemented by a 4x digital zoom for a 20x total zoom ratio, although in Movie mode, zoom can reach as high as 27x in VGA. The lens elements themselves are not stabilized but the sensor shifts to counter any camera shake. Chromatic aberration is moderately high and bright. In fact, neither are the many Scene modes, hidden on the BS menu. When you press and hold the Shutter button down, the camera will capture images at up to 30 frames per second at 6 megapixels.
You can then scroll through the captures to select the one or all of them that you want to save. Flash is disabled in this mode. More about that in the Shooting section below. HD Movie captures video at 1, x and 30 fps. But you can capture video in High Speed mode at up to 1, fps. That translates into "ultra slow motion" that has required specialized equipment in the past. As intriguing as that is, the Casio EX-FC can also capture high speed video at , , and variable 30 or fps, all at smaller sizes as the speed increases.
So you can see as much or as little as you like across a range of speeds. In truth, even fps opens up a whole new world. High Speed Night Scene tackles the difficult task of shooting dark scenes with natural light.
Any time you find yourself in a dark location where flash is not allowed or desirable, set the camera to this Scene mode, hold the camera steady and press the Shutter button. The camera will then record a series of images and composite them into one to reduce noise and blur. Prerecord Continuous Shooting uses a buffer to hang onto what the camera has seen before you pressed the Shutter button. So if you just missed the shot, you can still find it in the buffer where up to 30 images can be held.
Menu System. The Casio menu system uses a familiar approach, relying on a Menu button to access major settings for Record or Playback mode and Setup.
In Record mode the Set button provides access to settings that might change from shot to shot like image quality which includes aspect ratio , white balance, EV, ISO sensitivity, Slow Motion options, and Lag Correction which uses the buffer to select a prerecorded capture when you press the Shutter button, recording what you saw instead of the camera among others.
Where this was annoying was shooting Macro. There is a Scene mode for Flowers that sets Macro, but it also increases the saturation. With A 1GB card can hold about high quality shots or 9 mins 11 seconds of HD video. Casio reports CIPA ratings of shots or 3 hours 20 minutes of continuous playback. Movie recording capacity is two hours for high-speed movies and 2 hours, 10 minutes for normal video. The cell lasted through several days of my sporadic shooting.
So apart from being an attractive, competent, compact digicam, what the Casio EX-FC brings to the party is high-speed shooting. In the Conclusion to that review, he said, that camera "opens the dimension of time to photographic exploration, to a degree never before accessible to amateurs or to all but a precious few professionals, for that matter.
As he pointed out, the common example is slow motion photography. The dissection occurs in frames per second. The more frames, the slower the motion, the more data, the better it is. A very expensive pro digital SLR may handle 10 frames per second. More commonly, your dSLR may hit three to five. Digicams brag when they manage three. But almost any digicam has a video mode that can capture 30 fps.
You just have to want to capture the perfect moment, as Dave suggested. An Digital zoom is available. Capture was at 1, fps, which restricts image size to x Direct link to AVI file here. How could it, really? Image size is also dramatically reduced with high speed video. At fps, you can capture x frames, at fps only x and, as our sample shows, at 1, fps merely x At 30 fps, you can shoot frames that are either 1, x HD or x Of course, at the higher speeds, audio is not recorded, but you can still do some fun things, as you can see in the water drop video at right.
Because you have to press the Shutter button before the moment you want to capture. You have to anticipate that moment, not merely recognize it. As you get older, you may become better at anticipation a small compensation for slower reflexes in general. I happened to have the EX-FC here for a birthday celebration, so I tried capturing the cake ceremony with the 30 fps still capture.
I got nothing close to 30 fps and the reason, on reflection, makes perfect sense. The room was dark so the shutter speed was slow. My sequence managed six images. This Scene mode snaps a set of images when you press the Shutter button. It then combines them to minimize noise and blur -- and it does a very good job in low light regardless of the time of day.
I doubt the doll shots ever looked better with more detail and accurate color in nearly no light. At telephoto, pincushion distortion is about average at 0. Some chromatic aberration is noticeable as well, along the outermost printed details of the dollar bill.
Casio Ex Fc100 Users Guide
The choice of a CMOS sensor has been made with speed in mind, and the Casio FC offers plenty of it, able to shoot a full 30 frames per second at its six megapixel resolution setting. Usefully, you can also specify the burst depth -- either 30, 20, 10 or 5 shots. Yet another particularly unusual function is the ability to combine multiple burst shots into one single image, in-camera. A Lag Correction mode allows you to specify a time between the time you wanted the photo taken, and the time that the shutter button is pressed -- and then the camera reaches back into its buffer and automatically saves the nearest image to that moment.
EX-FC100 (N. American) Manual