The CES show was the launchpad for a new Casio digital camera called the Exilim EX-FH100, touted as the ‘world’s first high-speed, high-zoom compact’.

The 10.1-milion-pixel EX-FH100 sports a lens designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 24-240mm zoom.

Casio claims that the EX-FH100 can shoot images at 40 frames per second (at 9MP resolution), limited to ’30 shots’.

The camera features a 3in LCD screen (230,400 dot resolution) and CMOS-sensor shift image stabilisation.

It can also record movies at up to ‘1,000 fps’. Users can press a button during normal movie mode (30fps), allowing them to switch to high-speed recording at 240fps or 120fps.

A Casio spokesman said: ‘The high-speed recording button allows users to enjoy dramatic ultra slow-motion playback.’

The EX-FH100 measures 105×63.2×29.9mm and will carry a UK price of £279.

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