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Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 review

£699 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Casio

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 shoots full-resolution bursts at up to 60 frames per second.

The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 shoots full-resolution bursts at up to 60 frames per second.

You've seen photos that freeze the action as a cricket ball hits the bat, a race car bounces over a curb, fireworks burst in the sky, or a droplet splashes into a glass of milk. Even a hobbyist photographer can take shots such as these easily with the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1, which captures up to 60 fps (frames per second) and offers several ways to exploit this unique ability.

On a trip to watch cricket, we loved the mode that prerecords frames as you half-press the shutter release. The camera saves the images only when you click the button the rest of the way. We could easily set up a shot and wait for the action. If the batsman missed the ball, no problem - we just released the button and tried again next time.

When we caught a glorious stroke, we could review the sequence on the bright 2.8in LCD to choose the clearest shots of the ball hitting the bat and bouncing away. However, we found we often missed the next ball while we were busy selecting the images, or even while waiting for all 60 images to be stored on our SDHC media card.

The Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 also makes shooting video a joy. It can record full 1080i HD video as well as video in standard TV format. However, we had most fun at the cricket filming high-speed video. The camera can shoot reduced resolutions at up to 1200 fps, but 300 fps is plenty to reveal the slow-motion contortions of a bowler sending down a ball.

If the image-stabilized, 12X-zoom makes sports photography a breeze, the Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1's automatic face detection ensures that portraits are in focus and accurately exposed; you get a full set of manual modes, too. The built-in flash has two light sources - a regular strobe and an LED source for longer bursts. You can also attach an external flash to the hot shoe. One drawback: the wide-angle view is too narrow for dramatic scenery shots or large family portraits.

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Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
1/1.8in high-speed CMOS Type CCD
Standard: 640 × 480 video (30fps)
still image file formats: RAW (DNG*1), JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant
Movie: MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (stereo)
2.8in wide TFT colour screen
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-100) x 1, AC adaptor (optional)
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard plus compatible
671g
127.7x79.6x130.1mm
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

At £699, 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.

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