New ultra fast P&S from Casio

Discussion in 'Casio' started by ASAAR, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. ASAAR

    ASAAR Guest

    Part of a press release posted on DPReview.com :

    > The first prototype will be on display at the IFA, a
    > consumer electronics trade show, in Berlin, Germany,
    > which opens on August 31, 2007.

    . . .

    > For still images, the camera achieves ultra high speed burst
    > shooting of 60 images per second at maximum resolution —the
    > fastest in the world*. Moreover, using Pre-shot Burst Mode,
    > (a ultra-high speed continuous shooting mode that captures
    > images from the scene prior to the moment when you actually
    > press the shutter button), users can be confident they will never
    > miss the most crucial photographic moment.
    >
    > The camera can also capture movies at VGA resolution at an
    > incredible 300 frames per second, which means it can record
    > movies for replay in ultra-slow motion, a function that has only
    > been possible so far with a limited range of professional movie
    > equipment.


    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07083101casio300fps.asp
     
    ASAAR, Aug 31, 2007
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  2. ASAAR

    ASAAR Guest

    On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 03:18:38 -1000, Scott W wrote:

    >> It records images BEFORE the button is pressed?? What happens
    >> if you change your mind?
    >>
    >> Wow. NEGATIVE shutter lag.

    >
    > It keeps a buffers of shots all the time, then when you push the shutter
    > is saves a number of the shots that were taken before you push the shutter.


    It probably only starts filling the buffer when it detects at
    least a half-press of the shutter. Otherwise it might need to be
    attached to a Diehard marine battery. :) This type of "pre"
    buffering is also used by some audio recorders.


    > The camera sounds pretty neat but there is a lot they are not saying
    > yet, like how many frames can be captured at these speeds.


    If it accepts MMC cards, perhaps only one frame. :) Actually, it
    should be limited by the amount of internal buffer memory. It would
    be kinda neat if the buffer could be expanded by plugging in a
    "computer" memory module, which could increase the buffer size to
    the multi-gigabyte range. Even with that, you'd still want to use
    extremely fast memory cards. I don't think that a camera of this
    type will make it into production any time soon.
     
    ASAAR, Aug 31, 2007
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  3. ASAAR

    ASAAR Guest

    On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:10:13 -0400, Philip Bailey wrote:

    > It records images BEFORE the button is pressed?? What happens
    > if you change your mind?
    >
    > Wow. NEGATIVE shutter lag.


    It's designed to use a thiotimoline based lubricant. :)
     
    ASAAR, Aug 31, 2007
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  4. ASAAR

    ASAAR Guest

    On Sat, 01 Sep 2007 03:33:55 -0500, Ron Hunter wrote:

    >>> The camera can also capture movies at VGA resolution at an
    >>> incredible 300 frames per second, which means it can record
    >>> movies for replay in ultra-slow motion, a function that has only
    >>> been possible so far with a limited range of professional movie
    >>> equipment.

    >>
    >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07083101casio300fps.asp
    >>

    > Considering the technical problems in doing that, the camera is pretty
    > amazing. Doing it at a reasonable price is even more amazing.


    It it's ever made available at *any* price it'll also be amazing.
    Many prototypes aren't even intended to become future products. It
    this one sees the light of day as a real product it'll probably be
    no sooner than 2009. It's still a very interesting gadget, or as
    you said, pretty amazing, and it doesn't use a Gatling lens/sensor
    array!
     
    ASAAR, Sep 1, 2007
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  5. ASAAR

    Paul J Gans Guest

    Ron Hunter <> wrote:
    >ASAAR wrote:
    >> Part of a press release posted on DPReview.com :
    >>
    >>> The first prototype will be on display at the IFA, a
    >>> consumer electronics trade show, in Berlin, Germany,
    >>> which opens on August 31, 2007.

    >> . . .
    >>
    >>> For still images, the camera achieves ultra high speed burst
    >>> shooting of 60 images per second at maximum resolution —the
    >>> fastest in the world*. Moreover, using Pre-shot Burst Mode,
    >>> (a ultra-high speed continuous shooting mode that captures
    >>> images from the scene prior to the moment when you actually
    >>> press the shutter button), users can be confident they will never
    >>> miss the most crucial photographic moment.
    >>>
    >>> The camera can also capture movies at VGA resolution at an
    >>> incredible 300 frames per second, which means it can record
    >>> movies for replay in ultra-slow motion, a function that has only
    >>> been possible so far with a limited range of professional movie
    >>> equipment.

    >>
    >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07083101casio300fps.asp
    >>

    >Considering the technical problems in doing that, the camera is pretty
    >amazing. Doing it at a reasonable price is even more amazing.


    It uses a thiotimoline activated shutter and so manages to
    take pictures a millisecond *before* you press the shutter
    button.

    --
    --- Paul J. Gans
     
    Paul J Gans, Sep 2, 2007
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