Casio is using IFA to demonstrate a work in progress – an as-yet unnamed model claimed be the world’s fastest-shooting digital camera.
The prototype of the six megapixel, 12x optical zoom camera features a new high speed CMOS sensor and a high speed LSI image processing chip with a CMOS-shift image stabilisation function that offers not only ultra high speed burst shooting for still images (60 images per second at maximum resolution), but also high speed movie recording – capturing movement so fast that it cannot even be seen by the human eye. There’s also a Pre-shot Burst Mode for capturing shots before you even press the shutter button and capture of movies at VGA resolution at 300 frames per second, able to record movies for replay in ultra-slow motion – usually associated with professional movie kit.
This is a prototype and as such, we have no idea of when it will be available. But it’s nice to get an insight into the future.