CES 2009: Casio Announces 30fps Exilim EX-FS10 Compact

Also demonstrates 'composite moving image' photos.

Earlier in the year we were particularly taken by Casio’s Exilim EX-F1 super-zoom camera. Boasting an awesome 60fps shooting mode and Full HD video capture, it delivered a unique high quality burst shooting mode, as well as a slow motion video mode capable of capturing some awesome detail.

Now Casio has brought that tech to a compact camera in the shape of the Exilim EX-FS10. This camera, which can shoot at 30fps, also features high definition video shooting at 1,280 x 720 and is no larger than most compact cameras. Unfortunately, beyond this we can’t tell you much more. Casio refused to reveal any further details, even going so far as to not hand out press shots of the camera. Instead, it chose to talk about one of the EX-FS10’s more unusual features, one that Casio seems convinced will completely change photography as we know it.

This it has termed the ‘dynamic photo’ or ‘composite moving image’ as the EX-FS10 has the ability to take a moving clip, remove the subject from the background and then replace it with a different background – rather like ‘chroma keying’.

Unfortunately, though an interesting idea, Casio didn’t demonstrate it in the best way, choosing to use some rather odd gift cards with children to show what you could do. Hopefully when the camera goes on sale people will find some more creative uses for the technology.

Tomorrow we’ll be able to give you a little more detail on the camera when Casio lifts its embargo.

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