Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Last update (13 May’09):
- Review by Ubergizmo

Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 is a 6 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with the capability to shoot at an ultra fast 60 frames per second, rapid flash function up to 20 continuous shots at a speed of up to 7 frames per second, high speed recording at up to 1,200 fps and a 2.8-inch wide TFT color LCD. The camera measures 127.7 (W) x 79.6 (H) x 130.1 (D)mm and it weighs Approx. 671g.

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info


Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Reviews

Ubergizmo reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“Low-light performance and handling are sure to disappoint ambitious photographers, which means the EX-F1 is basically a point-and-shoot camera on steroids, with a very expensive price tag. ”
Rating: N/A

Pocket-Lint reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“the EX-F1 offers little else as a practical camera for daily use. We were surprised by the sluggishness of the start-up (around 4 seconds) and the time it takes to process those images for you to view back. As a tool for sports coaches this is just the thing you’ll need…”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCW.UK reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“Pros: High-speed video and stills; very responsive; manual control; RAW mode; 12x zoom. Cons: Bulky; complex controls; image noise; stills quality; sensor may be too small for some. Overall: Ultra-high speed modes place this camera in a class of its own, enabling shots that simply arenít possible with other cameras”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Vnunet reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“We also found the still image quality to be below what we’d expect from a camera at this price. You’ll need a lot of light if you’re going to make use of the high-speed video modes, and photos can display a fair amount of noise if the ISO setting creeps up.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCI reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“. Image quality wasn’t great, but it’s perfectly acceptable for on-screen viewing or consumer-size prints…The ability to produce 1200 frames per second, producing a slow-motion effect previously found only in science lab experiments. We loved this for a day or two, but it lost the ability to raise a giggle pretty quickly. Of course, your smileage may vary.”
Rating: N/A

LetsGoDigital reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“In addition to the superb performance on speed and video capture, the Casio EXILIM Pro F1 is also used as photo camera…However, Casio have to work on the quality of the lens and the signal / noise ratio, in our opinion. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCWorld reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“The EX-F1 also makes shooting video a joy. It can record full 1080i HD video as well as video in standard TV format…At $1000, the Casio EX-F1 isn’t cheap. But for subjects such as sports and wildlife photography, where high frame rates and HD video stand out, it could be worth every penny.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“Image quality stood up very well in our lab tests, showing fine exposure and low levels of distortion… the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 isn’t cheap. But for subjects such as sports and wildlife photography, where high frame rates and HD video stand out, it could be worth every penny.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“The Casio Exilim EX-F1 is a unique camera, and one which may herald a new generation of hybrid still/video cameras. It has several unique abilities which some users will find extremely useful, however it also has some problems…”
Rating: ★★★★☆

LaptopMag reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“Our 6-megapixel shots showed crisp details and accurate color, even in low light. Some of our shots taken in a dim room looked as if they were taken during the day, not at night, but the flash managed not to overwhelm our subjects’ faces”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhotozine reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“noise is present at ISO400 and it’s not until this setting that it becomes a problem. ISO800 sees an increase in sharpening of the noise and some slight purple blotching in the black square while ISO1600 decays a lot more with bright spells of purple all over and red pixels sporadically scatter the grey card.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

InfoSync reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
Pros: Insane shutter speeds. Unheard-of slo-mo capabilities. Innovative bracketing and buffered shooting modes. Cons: Still-image quality is disappointing. Slo-mo video quality is detrimental. Lacks a continuously variable zoom.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

LuminousLandscape reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“I found 300 FPS produced a very usable image, and though on the small side could be ressed-up using Streamclip to 1024X720 and mixed together with 720P footage with visibly poorer, but still acceptable resolution..600 FPS and 1200 FPS are fun to play with, but frankly the image sizes are too small to do anything with other than to use in a high-school science fair project.”
Rating: N/A

CNET.uk reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“Casio has made a brave new camera. With its ultra-high speed stills and movie shooting, anyone who shoots primarily sports, wildlife or parties should put the Casio Exilim EX-F1 at the top of their shopping list.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

NYTimes reviews the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“The 12X zoom is nice to have, but it’s slow to react. And during video capture, when you turn the lens ring to zoom, it jerks spastically through the zoom range, effectively ruining your shot. The camera has great difficulty changing focus during filming, too.”
Rating: N/A

Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 Presentation;

Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 hands on;

DCI has published a preview of the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“Casio EX-F1 is the hottest digital camera at CES. The 60 fps Burst mode is enough to make any photographer lust after this camera. And many consumers search for the perfect camera to carry in place of hauling around a digital camera and camcorder. The EX-F1 just might be that camera “
Rating: N/A

InfoSync has published a preview of the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 and writes;
“We can imagine plenty of uses for the camera ourselves, and any parent will appreciate a sensor that can keep up with the, er, spontaneity of their children. “
Rating: N/A

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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Samples

- Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Sample Photos @ DCI
- Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Sample Photos @ LetsGoDigital
- Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
- Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Sample Photos @ InfoSync
Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Sample Video @ 600fps;

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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 User Manual (PDF – 5.39 MB)

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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Firmwares

- Download Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Firmware Version 1.10 (added 08 July’08)


Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 Press Release

The EXILIM Pro EX-F1 incorporates a new high speed CMOS sensor and high speed LSI processor. After building in 6.0 million effective pixels and a 12X optical zoom, the developers focused on achieving a burst shooting speed capability that was hitherto unheard of. Using the camera’s ultra-high speed burst shooting for still images or its high speed movie recording mode, users can capture a split second’s movement with greater detail than before, allowing them to catch each decisive moment, and even motion that the human eye cannot ordinarily perceive.
*As at January 6, 2008, based on a Casio survey for the consumer market digital cameras.

Full resolution photography using 60 fps ultra-high speed burst mode captures the crucial moment

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8 Comments »

Comment by ecstaticist
2008-04-28 13:14:34

Bought it. Love it.

Comment by jonathan Subscribed to comments via email
2008-06-08 15:03:11

where is this manufactured? Is it made in Japan? What is standard warranty?

Comment by kospan Subscribed to comments via email
2008-06-11 10:52:22

Hello! I’ve recently bought an ex-f1 and I am having a great time exploring its capabilities. It has never been so easy to capture a lightning strike before! The camera is made in Japan and the warranty is good for up to 2 years.

Comment by Stuart Subscribed to comments via email
2009-02-28 23:15:05

Could I get your help on how to record & playback my golf swing in slow motion on the Casio EX F1? Thanks! Stuart

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Comment by Shyam Subscribed to comments via email
2008-11-13 04:55:56

When a record a movie using EX_F, i am having problem converting it from a dumb .MOV file to a usable DVD using the “Total Media Extreme” software from ArcSoft came with the camera. Every time I try to use this program and start DVD conversion an error message shows up and the program stops.

Basically, the videos I recorded with the camera are useless. Any suggestions or software I should buy to convert the MOV files to DVD that can be played in a standard DVD player.

 
Comment by Stuart Subscribed to comments via email
2009-02-28 23:12:02

Hi,
I purchased the Casio EX F1 camera to view my golf swing in slow motion. Can anyone give me simple instructions on which settings to use & how to perform the recording by myself off of my tripod. Also, how to play it back frame by frame. Seems complicated to me! Any help is appreciated!

 
Comment by Blow
2009-05-26 20:08:20

Yes the only real problem with this camera is that Casio chose to have it render ultra lame MOV files instead of having an avi or mpeg option.

Comment by Wiley
2009-07-16 16:12:59

I purchased this camera specifically because it does shoot in h.264 Quicktime .mov’s. Your mileage may very.

 
 

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