After astounding the world with the astonishingly fast but prohibitively expensive EX-F1 earlier this year, Casio has done it again with a camera that is possibly even more impressive, and more importantly significantly cheaper.
Although it is only Casio’s second full-size super-zoom camera, the new Exilim EX-FH20 has, to say the least, an interesting specification. It features a high-speed 9.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with mechanical image stabilisation and a 20x zoom lens with a 26mm wide angle end, but its real party trick is its ability to shoot 7-megapixel images at up to 40 frames a second, including a pre-record function, so the only way you can miss the action is to leave the lens cap on.
As well as this it can record movies at up to 1,000fps and play them back at up to 40x reduced speed for cool slow motion effects. It also has an innovative high-speed anti-shake system that can synthesise a sharp image from a sequence of shots, and tops it off with a full HD movie mode shooting at 1280 x 720 pixels and 30fps.
The EX-FH20 will be going on sale in October prices at £399.