Casio’s CES camera announcements included the high-speed Exilim EX-FH100 ($349), the kind of offbeat, awesomely versatile camera that’s become Casio’s signature since we marveled over the Exilim EX-F1 almost two years ago. Like the EX-F1 and its follow-ups, such as the FC100, it can shoot batches of high-res photos in burst mode, as well as film slow-motion video.
The company also introduced three 14.1-megapixel traditional point-and-shoots, which shows Casio is still fighting in the unnecessary megapixel race. Finally, the company announced a digital photo frame that allows users to apply artistic effects to pictures.
Are Casio’s cameras poised to win more Editors’ Choice awards from us in 2010? Only hands-on testing will tell, but in the meantime, take a gander at the specs to see what you can expect from the newest models.
High Speed Exilim EX-FH100 ($349)
A Photo Frame With Artistic Effects
Finally, Casio also announced the Digital Art Frame, a 10.2-inch LCD frame that allows users to layer artistic effects over their photos. These effects include water color painting, color pencil sketch, pastel painting, pointillism, air brush, and three kinds of oil painting. The frame has 2GB of internal storage, as well as a card slot supporting the SD/SDHC format.
The frame supports a fairly accomodating range of photo formats. In addition to JPEGs, it can read the BMP, PNG, and RAW formats. It also supports MP3 audio files and Motion JPEG videos. In addition to multimedia playback, expect other standard features, such as an alarm and calendar.
All of the cameras mentioned here as well as the Digital Art Frame will be available during the April/May timeframe.