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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:19 pm

For my birthday in a few months time im looking to get a slow-mo camera for some slo-motion shots. Ive been looking at the Casio EX F1 and they seem great and at a reasonable price to (£500) does anyone have any experience with this camera or can recomend a better one?

Have a look at this video by captian law he uses the Casio EX F1 and they look great!




[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckWJFIyn2EA&feature=channel_page[/youtube]




Another thing you can see bullets out of 9mm colt's 8) cool ehh?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:49 pm

Did you talk to captian law?
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Unread postAuthor: MRR » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:09 pm

Captain Law already posted this video in the cannon section.

To the camera:
I've read some reviews about it and there are some contras about the EX F1 .

-At first you need a lot of light for high speed capturing (bright sunlight).
-The camera supports 600-1200 frames per second while the size of the video decreases with the number of frames.
-The processing of the footage needs a lot of time when you stop filming.
-The photo quality isn't that great.

Besides that, nice toy.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:52 pm

I'd be happy enough with 60fps at decent size and quality but its too slow to make it a special point and too fast for normal use.

So its just the option of a £500 camera for a spudgun worth much less. Will it be used enough to justify it? Not in my hands.
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:07 pm

I do own the Casio Ex F1 and I love it.

I use the 1200 fps footage in many of my videos.

Yes, the resolution is low, and yes, you need lots of light. But the images are spectacular.

I recommend the product.

Great photo camera, too! And a High Def video cam as well.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:14 pm

My friend has one and he used it to film me sniping this guy at 240 feet with my airsoft sniper. You can see the bb float up and nail him, ill probably post it tommorow.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:12 pm

Okay, I own one one, and I have to say that I am rather disappointed with its performance as a camera. First, It is very noisy above 400iso. Second, there are a few "features" that bug me, and a few features that should have been implemented.
    During HS video recording, digital zoom just stretches the pixels from the normal feed, rather than using only the middle pixels, like it could and should.
    During normal video, the flash can't fire when you take a picture.
    The wired remote won't work for triggering video.
    The lens retracts from its zoomed position after you have been in review mode for a few seconds.
    Autofocus kind of sucks
    autoexposure is inconsistent.
    Manual modes are kind of hard to use (bad ergonomics)
    It uses a proprietary port for USB, video out, etc. Means that you need to have a specific cable to hook it to your computer
    Flash metering is calculated, rather than measured
    Only 6MP
    .MOV video files, rather than something like .AVI


There are more annoying things, but that is all that comes to mind now.

For the money, I doubt that there is anything better as far as high speed videos.

What casio needs to do is make a DSLR with high speed video, and sensor shift IS.

I got it for $810, on ebay from hong kong, with the Ebay 10% discount, and I wish I had bought a harbor freight 9x20 lathe instead.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:55 pm

It's a great gimmick but really I think 60fps is fine really. Unless you have the cash to spend (then go for it!) I wouldn't
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:47 pm

Oh, don't expect to see any smooth projectile motion like this. Even this is beyond the camera
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:02 pm

You can see the bullet out of a 1858 .44 caliber remington loaded at 2,2 grams of powder (that's almost 950 fps for the 150 grain lead-ball).

This camera is very impressive, but still, if I were to buy a camera , i'd wait a little until new models are out to have a wider choice.

like ramses says, casio tried to do "better" than the others, the result is "good", but could be better.
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Unread postAuthor: far_cry » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:58 pm

ramses wrote:Oh, don't expect to see any smooth projectile motion like this. Even this is beyond the camera



the first video (ak bullet in slow motion) was filmed with 500000 and 1000000 fps
thats cool
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Unread postAuthor: MRR » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:29 am

Is high speed the only feature that you are looking for?


Otherwise I can recommend the Panasonic FZ38 which makes brilliant photos and films with 720p (30 fps) in stereo sound.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:37 pm

Anyone aware of any cameras which do more than 30fps by the way?

I'm thinking more mainstream cameras.
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Unread postAuthor: MRR » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:22 am

I have a AIPTEK HD 1080p.

1080p -> 30 fps
720p -> 60 fps
Image format -> .mov (better to edit on slower computers)

It's a very cheap camera and the image stabilizer is a joke but on a tripod the footage is brilliant (good sound aswell).

I've solved the problem with the image stabilizer by building a "poor mans steady cam" with counter weights.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:43 am

yes i would like an allround camera because i like photography but im especially interested in high speed just so i will be able to see the ammo and damage.
the Casio EX F1 does 60fps
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