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Casio Exilim EX-FH100The high-speed Casio Exilim EX-FH100 is a compelling compact megazoom camera for those constantly worried about missing a snapshot.
>> Hey, there, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor for CNET reviews, and this is a look at the Casio Exelon EX-FH100. It's a 10-megapixel compact megazoom featuring a 24 millimeter equivalent ultra wide angle lens, the 10x zoom, and a 3-inch LCD on back. Well, there are plenty of models to pick from in this category that Casio breaks away from the others by offering a number of high speed shooting options for both stills and movies. For starters, it's capable of continuously shooting up to 30 photos at up to 40 frames per second. Also, with a simple half press of the shutter release, it will pre-record a select number of photos until you fully press the release. So it will capture images both before and after you press the shutter. This trick helps make sure you catch the shot you're looking for. Casio packs the camera with several scene modes too, tuned for the subject you're shooting, like kids or pets or sports. The FH100 also does high speed movies, capturing slow motion movies at up to 1,000 frames per second. Other options, such as being able to switch between 30 frames and 240 frames per second, let you create some pretty cool movies combining regular video with slow motion shots. Plus, changing between all of the modes are fairly easy, thanks to a dedicated movie record button on back, and a button on top for going into birth shooting with one press. Of course, it'll take regular photos, too, with very good quality. It has semi-manual and manual modes as well as a program auto, but it's missing a scene recognition auto mode. So those looking for a single catch-all auto shooting mode won't find that here. It's really a camera for those looking to break out and experiment with high-speed photography, and for that, it's very good. I'm Josh Goldman, and that's the Casio Exelon EX-FH100.