Casio Exilim EX-FH100

Last Updated (28 April’12):
- Review by GoodGearGuide

Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a 10.1-megapixel compact camera features highly-sensitive CMOS sensor, 10x Ultra Wide Angle Zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-240mm), with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization, Capture 40 shots per second for still images, High-speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps; High-resolution HD Movie function, Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included) and 3.0” Ultra High Density LCD monitor. The camera measures 4.1”(W) x 2.5”(H) x 1.2”(D) inches and weighs approx 181 g.

Casio Exilim EX-FH100
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Casio Exilim EX-FH100 Reviews

GoodGearGuide reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“Overall, our experience with the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 was a very pleasant one and we had lots of fun using it. It performed well in bright and overcast conditions, and it even managed to capture some good-looking fireworks shots. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“The Casio EX-FH100 demonstrates that Casio should not be overlooked when it comes to advanced high-tech cameras. It offers superior build quality, excellent handling and astonishing high-speed performance, as well as a versatile range of features and above-average image quality. If you’re looking for an advanced compact it should certainly be on your shortlist. “
Rating: ★★★★½

ePhotozine reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“The camera provides god quality at high sensitivities for a compact, a useful zoom range and plenty of features to keep either advanced photographers or snap-shooters smitten. The video recording features work well and I found the high-speed movie a lot of fun to use. “
Rating: ★★★★½

DCRP reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“I’m pretty confident in saying that its a camera best suited for the snapshot crowd, rather than the enthusiast… If you’re after a camera which can record photos and videos very quickly, then the Exilim EX-FH100 is worth a look. “
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ImagingResource reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“Overall, the Casio EX-FH100 is a well-built camera that performs high-speed tricks that few other can, both in still and video modes. With its 10x zoom and the ability to slip into a pocket, it’s a compelling choice for those interested in capturing not just a snapshot, but just the right moment, and that makes it a Dave’s Pick.”
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CNET reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“The good: Flexible lens in a compact body; good control layout; useful and fun high-speed shooting options. The bad: No fully automatic mode; mixed shooting performance; near-useless raw image capture. The bottom line: The high-speed Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a compelling compact megazoom camera for those constantly worried about missing a snapshot. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET.uk reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“It’s not a bad lens as compact superzooms go, but it suffers from a degree of chromatic aberration at the edges of the picture, and softens up significantly at full zoom. The lens is okay, but it’s by no means the best….Pretty ordinary in many ways, but its high-speed shooting functions make it stand out “
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalVersus reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“The FH100 is a nice camera to use … once it’s started up. Casio has made progress in the field picture quality and has included a good choice of specialist functions and features (high-speed video, excellent battery life). However, the FH100 isn’t quite up there with the greatest, notably due to its lens. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

InfoSync reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“HD quality was also impressive, but the sensor shift image stabilization was not sufficient and we couldn’t optically zoom in while shooting. These are two major blows to the Casio Exilim EX-FH100′s high-definition well being, so we couldn’t really recommend the HD video mode over any of the EX-FH100′s competitors. “


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GoodGearGuide reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“Casio’s high-speed, energy-efficient EX-FH100 is arguably the most versatile pocket megazoom around, thanks to its super-slow-motion shooting. The sacrifices here are lens control, a bit of video quality, and less-exciting scene modes than what you get from Sony, Canon, and Samsung. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

T3 compares the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 to Fujifilm F80EXR and writes;
“Casio: Feature-wise the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 has a lot to offer with its 10x zoom and super fast shooting. However, its disappointing image quality really lets it down. Still, it’s a good compact for a sports fan. Score: 3 | Fujifilm: A great all-round compact camera – Fujifilm Finepix F80EXR has a versatile 10x zoom, is easy to use and produces some great images. What more could you want? Score: 4. Overall Winner: Fujifilm “

Itreviews.co.uk reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“Casio has produced a high-end hybrid camera with exceptional high speed and HD video shooting, combined with extensive continuous shooting options in still mode. Allied to the 10x zoom, this will make action shooting a breeze.”
rating: N/A

Digitalcamerainfo.com has a preview of the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“while it’s simple enough to use in full auto mode, we like the fact that you also get aperture-priority, shutter-priority and full manual exposure flexibility, can take a manual white balance reading, and focus manually. “
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Whatdigitalcamera.com reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“The overall resulting image quality isn’t bright, punchy or sharp enough at any of the ISO settings and the 24mm wideangle lens is soft towards the corners. Raw shooting (in DNG format) does provide some quality improvement, but this is only offered at ISO 100-200″
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamera-hq.com reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“The Casio EX-FH100′s high-speed video modes will certainly take the headlines and could improve your golf game, but the camera’s superb still images that really make it worth the investment. The Achilles heel of these cameras is always the poor performance at high ISOs, but the back-lit CMOS is sensitive enough at low ISO to mostly avoid this problem. It’s pricey, but a solid camera all around with some fun extra features and a thoughtful design. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steves-digicams.com reviews the Casio Exilim EX-FH100 and writes;
“Our outdoor image samples show that the camera produces excellent exposures and vivid colors that really make the images pop. One issue that we did see in these images is some noise in the darker areas of the image, including the blue skies. At ISO 100, you should not see any noise within these images..”
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User Opinions

Casio Exilim EX-FH100 User Reviews

Excellent for Golf Swings | Rating: ★★★★★
“Viewing a golf swing without a blurry image requires a very fast shutter speed — this camera will do up to 1/40,000 of a second (although 1/8,000 may be fast enough). Importantly, the shutter speed can be set manually (shutter priority mode) to the fastest speeds with this camera, whereas some other cameras/camcorders that advertise fast shutter speeds do not allow them to be manually set to the fastest speeds, which makes them unacceptable for this purpose. Granted, you need a lot of light to use the extremely fast shutter speeds, but that should not be an issue for golf swings unless you are trying to record indoors (I was able to get a good image at 1/8,000 outside without being in direct sunlight). ” – By Boston_Qualifier

Great Low-Light performance! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The excellent low-light performance comes (mostly) from the back-illuminated CMOS sensor which allows for more light gathering than traditional sensors. The camera takes a better shot in low-light situations than similarly sized cameras (small sensor cameras) without the backlit sensor (Sony however has a similar sensor called EXMOR on some of its newest models). The high speed features include both a high speed shutter that allows amazing action shots (30 shots at a rate of 40fps in burst mode), and high speed video filming for gorgeous slow-motion video (can slow 1 second down to 14 seconds at the max setting of 1,000fps). ” – By Black Lemon

Fantastic Camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“I’ve owned Sony Cybershots my whole life. The reason I switched over was the slow-motion recording feature. However, not only is this feature incredible on this camera, but the picture quality is unbelievable! I’ve been taking the most amazing pictures, on par with DSLR’s! As for the slow-motion feature, it’s extremely easy to use, especially to activate. The HD and Slow-Motion toggle is a great little piece of hardware, and the dedicated video button makes it that much more amazing. As for video quality, WOW! Not only is HD Recording amazingly clear, but switching to 120, 240, or even 420 FPS looks absolutely amazing.. hilarious too! 1000 fps is way too slow for what i’m using it for, and besides the video quality at this speed is too low. ” – By Mike

FH 100 HS | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The HS video is excellent, the best I’ve seen in any camera of its size. The only downside is once you start recording the video, there is no zoom function. You need to stop the video, zoom, focus and then press the record button. Excellent wide angle at 24mm equivalent, although there is significant distortion around the edges of the frame. Very happy with this camera for quick snaps, however, if you’re looking for better image quality in low light settings (but without the HS video, look at the Canon Powershot S90 (for improved portablility), or the Canon G11 (if you like making adjustments to camera settings easily/on the fly, in a bigger package) ” – By M7 “Rob”

Awesome camera! | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Love everything about the 10x optical zoom, HD video and new BEST SHOT options. Unortunately, this model lost a few BEST SHOT options I liked in previous models. Also, I’m missing more adjustable video shooting quality. Even standard def creates pretty big files. I would like to have a choice to record a lower quality vids as well. For a point-n-shoot class camera, this one is VERY impressive, though. Definitely worth your money.” – By sn

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Features

Casio Exilim EX-FH100 Features

Wide-angle 24 mm 10x optical zoom lens
The EX-FH100 features a high-power zoom lens in a compact body measuring just 105.0 mm wide x 63.2 mm tall x 29.9 mm thick. The lens delivers all the freedom of zoom photography–from a wide-angle 24 mm to a 10x optical zoom that brings distant subjects right up close.

Ultra-high speed burst shooting captures crucial moments at a speed of 40 shots per second
This model can take up to 30 shots of 9.0 megapixel high-resolution images with high-speed burst shooting at a maximum speed of 40 shots per second. What is more, if the camera is set to Prerecord Continuous Shutter, users will not miss those critical moments even if they press the shutter a little late, since the camera starts shooting when the shutter button is only depressed halfway.

High-speed movie recording at up to 1,000 fps
The EXILIM EX-FH100 can record high-speed movies of motion that is ordinarily too fast for the human eye to see. Users can select a recording speed of 1,000 fps, 420 fps, 240 fps, or 120 fps. This model also has a mode that lets users to switch to high-speed recording at 240 fps or 120 fps by pressing a single button during normal movie recording (30 fps). High-speed recording allows users to enjoy dramatic, ultra slow-motion playback.

Highly sensitive CMOS sensor
Casio continues the quest for ever-higher picture quality, the foundation of every camera’s performance. This model incorporates a back-illuminated CMOS sensor that boasts nearly twice the usual sensitivity. This lets users take beautiful photos outside as well as high-quality, low-noise photos indoors or in other dim lighting. And of course, the model also comes with CMOS-shift image stabilization.

High-speed Night Scene and Portrait
With the EX-FH100, users can take beautiful photos–even of human subjects at night–without worrying about photo blur. The camera can do this by internally combining images taken with a single press of the shutter button using highly sensitive high-speed burst shooting with the flash into a single, crystal-clear image.

High-speed Lighting
The EX-FH100 takes three images using high-speed burst shooting, adjusting the exposure for normal (standard), bright, and dim subjects, respectively, with a single press of the shutter button. These images are then combined into a single image inside the camera, enabling reproduction of full brightness throughout the photo and helping to avoid bad photos with washed out or overly dark areas when the scene is strongly backlit.

High-Speed Burst Shooting Best Shot / High-Speed Movie Best Shot
The EX-FH100 also has “High-Speed Burst Shooting Best Shot” and “High-Speed Movie Best Shot” modes that optimize the burst shooting or high-speed movie settings simply by selecting the type of scene to be photographed–such as a child, pet, or sports scene–at the critical moment or in slow motion.

High-resolution HD Movie function
The EX-FH100 also features an HD Movie function. Just press the dedicated Movie button to take beautiful movies at 1280×720 pixels. The camera is equipped with an HDMI terminal and stereo microphone, which enable users to enjoy a beautiful picture and realistic sound by connecting the camera to a large display TV.


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