Casio will next month release a 9.1-million-pixel digital camera claimed to deliver a still image burst rate of 40 frames per second (fps) and ?HD? movies.

The High Speed Exilim EX-FH20 will cost £399 and is part of the firm?s ?pro range?, which also includes the EX-F1 launched earlier this year.

The EX-FH20 sports a lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 26mm lens at the wide end. Features also include sensor-shift image stabilisation.

The 40fps burst rate applies to images captured at 7MP resolution.

The movie mode records HD images at 1280×720 pixels, according to Casio.

For the full UK specification, as supplied by Casio UK, see below:

EX-FH20 Specifications



Number of Effective Pixels 9.10 million

Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch high-speed CMOS

Total Pixels 10.29 million

File Format Still Images RAW (DNG*1), JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant)

Movies AVI format, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)

Built-in Flash Memory (Image Area) 31.9MB

Recording Media SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus compatible

Number of Recorded Pixels Still Images RAW, 3456 x 2592, 3456 x 2304 (3:2), 3456 x 1944 (16:9),

3264 x 2448, 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

STD Movies 640 × 480 (30 fps)

HD Movies 1280 × 720 (30 fps)

Hi-Speed Movies (HS) 480 × 360 (210 fps, 30-210 fps), 224 × 168 (420 fps), 224 × 56 (1000 fps)

Recording Capacity

(With Still Image at Maximum Image Size Setting) Still Images

(JPEG) Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 5 shots (Fine) / 10 shots (Normal) / 16 shots (Economy)

SD Memory Card 1GB*2 Approx. 170 shots (Fine) / 322 shots (Normal) / 478 shots (Economy)

Movies Recording Time Maximum Recording Time per File: 10 min.

Built-in Flash Memory Approx. 8 seconds (HD) / Approx. 10 seconds (HS 1000 fps)

SD Memory Card 1GB*2 Approx. 4 min. 22 seconds (HD) / Approx. 5 min. 14 seconds (HS 1000 fps)

Operating Speed Shutter Release Time Lag*3*4 Approx. 0.01 second

Image Playback Approx. 0.1 second/image

Shot to Shot Time*4*5 Approx. 0.8 second

High-speed Continuous Shutter Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels

Maximum 30 frames per second at 3264 x 2448 pixels

Flash Continuous Shutter Maximum 5 frames per second (up to 10 images) at 3264 x 2448

Lens Construction 14 lenses in 11 groups, including aspherical lens

F-number F2.8 (W) to 4.5 (T)

Focal Length f=4.6 to 92.0mm

35mm Film Equivalent Approx. 26 to 520mm

Zoom Optical Zoom 20X

Digital Zoom 4X (80X in combination with optical zoom)

HD Zoom 108.0X (image size: 640 x 480 pixels)

Focusing Focus Type Contrast Detection Auto Focus

Focus Modes Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Super Macro, Manual Focus

AF Area Spot, Free or Tracking

AF Assist Lamp Yes

Focus Range*6 (From Lens Surface) Auto Focus Approx. 40cm to ∞ (W)

Macro Approx. 12cm to 50cm (W)

Super Macro Approx. 1cm to 12cm

Manual Focus Approx. 12cm to ∞ (W), Approx. 1cm to ∞ (zoom lens position: super macro)

Exposure Exposure Metering Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element

Exposure Control Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Manual Exposure

Exposure Compensation -2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Shutter Type CMOS electronic shutter, mechanical shutter

Shutter Speed*7 Auto 1 to 1/2000 second

Aperture Priority AE 1 to 1/2000 second

Shutter Speed Priority AE 30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)

Manual Exposure 30 to 1/2000 second (high-speed continuous shutter: up to 1/40000 second)

Aperture*8 F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W)

Aperture Priority AE/

Manual Exposure F2.8 (W) to F7.9 (W)

White Balance Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day white FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB

Sensitivity (SOS)*9 Still Images Auto, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600

Movies Auto (Hi-Speed Movie when in Manual Exposure mode: ISO100,ISO200,ISO400,ISO800,ISO1600)



Other Recording Functions Image Stabilization Mechanism CMOS-shift image stabilization

Prerecord Still Images Maximum 40 frames per second at 3072 x 2304 pixels

Maximum 30 frames per second at 3264 x 2448 pixels

Maximum recording capacity: 40 images

Prerecord Movie Yes

YouTube? Capture Mode Yes

BEST SHOT Yes: 18 scenes

High Speed Anti Shake*10 Yes

High Speed Night Scene*10 Yes

Digital Panning*10 Yes

Multi-motion Image*10 Yes

Move Out Continuous Shutter*10 Yes

Move In Continuous Shutter*10 Yes

Face Detection Yes

Self-timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer

Built-in Flash Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red Eye Reduction

Flash Range*6 Approx. 0.4 to 7.0m (W), approx. 1.3 to 4.4m (T)

Flash continuous shutter*11: Approx. 0.6 to 2.3m (W), approx. 1.3 to 1.4m (T)

Finder Monitor Screen 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD), 230,400 dots (960 × 240)

Electronic Viewfinder 0.2-inch LCD, Equal to 201,600 dots

Timekeeping Functions Date and Time Recorded with image data

On-image Time Stamp Function Yes

Auto Calendar To 2049

World Time 162 cities in 32 time zones, city name, date, time, summer time

Input/Output Terminals USB/AV port, AC adaptor connection (DC-IN)

USB Hi-Speed USB

Microphone Monaural

Speaker Monaural

Power Requirements AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, AA-size rechargeable Ni-MH battery (HR6) x 4, AC adaptor

Battery Life Number of Shots*12

(CIPA Standards) Approx. 230 still images (alkaline battery), approx. 400 still images (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)

Continuous Playback

(Still Images) Approx 5 hr. 20 min. (alkaline battery), approx 6 hr. 20 min. (rechargeable Ni-MH battery)

Dimensions (Excluding Projections) 122.6 (W) x 81.4 (H) x 84.5 (D)mm

Weight (Excluding Battery and Accessories) Approx. 483g

Bundled Accessories AA-size alkaline battery (LR6) x 4, USB cable, AV cable, strap, lens cap, cap holder, CD-ROM

*1. DNG file format is one type of RAW image file, and it is recommended by Adobe Systems for use as a standard image file format. *2. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card. *3. When using built-in memory. *4. With built-in flash off. *5. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality. *6. Range is affected by optical zoom. *7. May differ according to camera setting. *8. Aperture changed by optical zoom or recording mode. *9. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. *10. Maximum image size 3072 x 2304. *11. In 5 shot flash continuous shutter mode. *12. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.

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