Photos: Hands-on with the Casio Exilim EX-F1 and friends

Casio claims its new high-end Exilim EX-F1 will "change the world of photography" and given it manages an astonishing 1,200 frames per second, who are we to argue?

Casio has announced no fewer than five new Exilim digital cameras: four compacts and one behemoth. Who can say how legend will remember the beast pictured here; Casio calls it the Exilim EX-F1.

The EX-F1 packs a high-speed CMOS sensor, high-speed flash, and a high-speed LSI processor. These doohickeys need to be high-speed because this zippy snapper is living up to its Formula 1-esque moniker.

We scoffed at Casio's talk earlier this year of burst speeds that would leave Lewis Hamilton giddy, but now the EX-F1 is here and it busts out an astonishing 60 frames per second. That's at a full 6-megapixel resolution. If you want a longer timespan the frame rate can be dropped with a handy slider using the EX-F1's neat scroll wheel.

Casio claims the EX-F1 will "change the world of photography". We'll see quite soon, as the EX-F1 could be in shops as soon as March and will probably retail for about $1,000 (roughly £500).

Click through the links for more on the EX-F1 and the rest of the new Exilim range. -Rich Trenholm

Update: a Casio Exilim EX-F1 review is now on the site

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