When Canon's Chuck Westfall popped by last month to give us a sneak preview of the EOS Rebel XSi, I expressed my disappointment that the camera's raw continuous-shooting maxed out at a mere 6 frames. I asked Chuck if there was anything on the horizon that might deliver a better raw burst-shooting experience for the can't-afford-a-Mark-III set. His immediate and somewhat unexpected response: "JPEG XR." A few weeks later, I put a similar question to Casio's Scott Nelson, a product manager in the camera division, as he showed off the company's burst-mode … Read more
Another day, another eye-gougingly ugly high-tech watch. After already being subjected to the latest barely viewable watch phone, we're now forced to cast our poor eyes upon the latest incarnation of Casio's "Baby G" line of timepieces.
At least the earlier model we saw had some phone and media features to brag about, to help offset its homeliness; the Baby G is pretty much just a watch, albeit one known for its ruggedized features, atomic accuracy, and battery technology.
LAS VEGAS--Lots of companies here are touting green design and environmental thinking, though in some cases it seemed more sloganeering than anything very deep. Here are just a few samples from the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show:
Among other things, Nokia was showing off their reduced packaging (50 percent smaller; most of their phones now shipping in it; have saved them $150 million to boot)By comparison, Casio's touting of their packaging reduction was a bit tepid
HP had a large area of their booth dedicated to their environmental efforts, and like Nokia had several people on hand … Read more
I checked out Casio's new $1,000 Exilim Pro EX-F1 that can shoot bursts of up to an amazing 60 frames per second. That's at it's full 6 megapixel resolution. You'll never miss little Johnny's first steps again.
They've done a really nice job with the interface. The bursts are shown as stacks of photos so you're not trying to scroll through 60 almost identical images when in thumbnail mode. Once looking at a burst, you can use the big thumbwheel on the back to job back and forth. It's great. It … Read more
Casio is unveiling a radical departure from its basic point-and-shoot camera roots Sunday, the $1,000 Exilim Pro EX-F1 that the company says can shoot 60 still images per second or movies at 1,200 frames per second.
The camera has a 6-megapixel complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor and a 12x zoom range, the company plans to announce at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. When using the sensor at its full resolution, the camera can take up to 60 images in a high-speed burst, with different frame rates possible. For example, a photographer can set the camera … Read more
Firmware fans, feast on this! Casio has released firmware updates for not 1, not 2, but 10 of its Exilim digital cameras. The Exilim EX-S880, EX-V8, EX-Z8, EX-Z12, EX-Z15, EX-Z77, and EX-Z1080 will receive fixes to their in-movie white balance systems, and the Exilim EX-Z5, EX-Z6, and EX-Z7 will get support for 8GB or larger SDHC memory cards. Mosey on over to Casio's support site to download these minor upgrades. You'll have to provide the camera's serial number before you can get the files, though.
It's impossible to guess what the mad scientists at Hong Kong-based Brando will come up with next, and all bets are certainly off when it comes to the mouse. Already, various manufacturers have combined the once-simple peripheral with everything from phones and keypads to hand warmers and back massagers.
But leave it to Brando to find the first "USB Label Mouse Printer" from Casio to distribute. All you need to do is write your message on the computer and transfer it to the mouse through its USB connection, and the little guy will spit it out on … Read more
Casio may have the answer to every sport enthusiast's prayers. A camera that won't miss any of the action. With 60 frames per second and the ability to record and playback video at 300 frames per second, this could very well be the ultimate sports camera.
Casio showed off the as-yet-nameless prototype at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. I must admit, I am a little giddy that this may actually be a real product. As a golf professional, I can't tell you how valuable this is. When trying to view a golf swing that … Read more
Who gives a hoot about bumping compact cameras from 10 megapixels to 12 megapixels? It's time for some digital camera features that will really open up new photographic possibilities.
Enter a prototype Casio is showing at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. The camera can shoot 60 frames per second at its full 6-megapixel resolution, Casio said. And in video mode, it can shoot 300 frames per second. In contrast, even Canon's $4,500 photojournalist-oriented 1D Mark III can shoot 10.5 frames per second (though doubtless with higher image quality) and newer compact cameras' video … Read more
Less than two months after Casio announced the Exilim EX-Z77 and S880, the company has unveiled two new digital cameras. The Exilim EX-V8 offers a 7x zoom in an ultracompact shell; the EX-Z1080 features the highest ISO sensitivity we've seen yet on a Casio camera.
The Exilim EX-V8 replaces the EX-V7 as Casio's higher-zoom camera. The 8-megapixel V8 keeps its predecessor's 7x zoom, 38mm- to 226mm-equivalent, f/3.4 to 5.3 lens, giving it the highest zoom power of the current crop of Exilims. Like the V7, the V8 uses sensor-shift image stabilization to help reduce … Read more