Remember the battle of the zoom-titans? Well, not merely a battle, just that some companies released ultra- and super-zoom digital cameras, one after the other. Casio had the Exilim EX-Fh25 digital camera, which has now been updated with a new high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, 10 megapixels in resolution.
So, if taking this into account, you might as well forget problems like bad light, dusk or very dim light, as the new high sensitivity CMOS sensor
is capable of capturing everything in crisp detail, thanks to the much higher light sensitivity and specifically optimized noise reduction. Not only will the pictures be sharp, but they will also sport strong contrast and vivid colors.
The optical zoom available on this is the same 20x, with the focal length ranging from a wide-angle 26mm to ultra-telephoto 520mm, and that without dimming the aperture too much, ranging between f/2.8 and f/4.5 across the focal range. With such a long telephoto end, Casio thought well adding and optical image stabilizer aiding users capture handheld images at zoom's end, without the risk of lacking focus from hand-shake.
Now for the technical specifications (or, in this case, firmware-added capabilities) mind that you can capture up to 30 frames per second in burst mode, at a resolution of 9 megapixels, which is quite outstanding considering that many cameras take away more than twice of the maximum resolution when capturing high speed
Speaking of high speed, just in case you want more, you can try the high-speed movie capture, enabling you to set the frame rate at up to 1,000 frames per second. Last but not least worth mentioning, the pre-record mode starts capturing frames as soon as the shutter is half pressed, so you won't miss that nice shot if you pressed the button a tad too late. Available immediately across Europe, for $490.
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