Monday, April 07, 2008

The Time Machine Camera

You think you missed the shot, well not really, that is of course if you were using Casio's new Exilim EX-F1 camera which should be going on sale sometime next week. Here is the low down on how it works. Let's say you are waiting for the whales to break the surface while on that whale watching cruise to Alaska. With your favorite digital SLR, you wait on deck, camera ready. An innocent remark by your deck mate diverts your attention for the brief second that the humpback makes a picture perfect leap into the air and you miss the shot.

No problem with Casio's new camera. As you hold down the shutter release half way down , the camera is reeling off, get this 60 frames a second at 6 meg grabs! and holds them in a buffer for a short period deleting the older ones on the fly. When you press the shutter fully but still not soon enough for the perfect image, no problem, just review the buffered images for the shot you missed - there it is - perfect.

The camera has some other interesting specs, too, like 1200 FPS video mode for incredibly smooth, extremely slow motion, similar to something in an Imax nature movie. Hey, this camera may not be for everybody, but it does open up a completely different set of possibilities for outside the box thinkers. The new Casio Exilim EX-F1 is way outside the box.

Related Article Links:
New York Times article
Edgadget article

1 comment:

  1. Save your money, give it to me, and I'll take all your photos for you.

    Some like to take the fun out of everything!

    Love your site, Thanks!