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Casio debuts 'world's fastest camera'

Casio last week announced a digital camera it claims is the fastest in the world - a 6Mp snapper able to shoot 60 still images a minute at its highest resolution.

The prototype of Casio's speedy camera was shown off at IFA, a consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany.

With no little hyperbole Casio describes its prototype as 'a revolutionary camera of the future'. The new Casio will, we are told, take movies that capture movement so fast - 300 frames per second - 'that it cannot even be seen by the human eye'. So the next time you want to show off your family holiday to a family of bluebottles, you'll be in business.

Oh, and you will be able to display VGA home movies in super slow-motion, which may be more useful.

Casio’s upcoming 6Mp, 12x optical zoom camera features a high speed CMOS sensor and LSI image-processing chip. It also has Pre-shot Burst Mode - a high speed continuous shooting mode that captures images from the scene prior to the moment you actually press the shutter button.

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