The Japanese electronic maker, Casio, has upgraded its Exilim cameras with first two point-and-shoot cameras ever which can shoot at extreme high frame rates. The upgraded models of Exilim camera are EX-FC100 and EX-FS10. Both of them able to take conventional pictures at 9 mega pixels and have a new imaging engine that can record lower resolutions video at up to 1000 frames per second which allowing extremely slow motion footage despite the camera compact footprints. Beside that, they can also step down to 6 mega pixels to burst shoot at 30 frames per second and will record 720p movies at the same speed.
The FC100 is the high-end variant and at $400 sports a 5X optical zoom lens with a 2.7 inch preview LCD, while the FS10 drops to $350 through 3X zoom and a 2.5 inch display. In the conventional range, the EX-S5 ($180) shares the style of the FS10 but sheds the high frame rate and 720p video for a 10 megapixel sensor and 3X zoom. The EX-Z270 ($230) improves on this with 4X zoom and optical stabilization, while the Z400 ($300) restores 720p video and moves up to 12 mega pixels.