Casio FH20: It's all about the high speed

The Casio Exilim EX-FH20, like most all megazooms, is basically a puffed-up point-and-shoot camera. However, it's what Casio puffed it up with that sets it apart: the ability to shoot at 40 frames per second and 1,000fps video capture.

This is a test clip of some birds that I took using the Casio Exilim EX-FH20's high-speed video capture. (I know it's not the most exciting clip in the world, unless you're into watching 6 minutes of birds bathing in public, you sicko.) This feature is really pretty cool (as is the camera's 40-frame-per-second shooting speed), though I'm still on the fence about how much someone would actually use it after the initial "wow, this is cool" phase.

But Casio deserves credit for pulling off the high-speed shooting features on the Exilim EX-FH20 at its sub-$500 price. It really makes me look forward to testing the two less-expensive Casio Exilim ultracompacts with these features, the EX-FC100 and the EX-FS10. Unfortunately, the photo quality on the FH20 seems to have taken a back seat to its speedy shooting, and usability isn't too great, either.

Read the full review of the Casio Exilim EX-FH20 .

About the author

Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.


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