New Developments in Digital Cameras
It’s finally happened: we’re living in an age when cameras will, in certain modes, just shoot themselves. 2009 also looks like a year when things we once thought of as cinematic special effects, like the projection of Obi Wan giving Princess Leia her marching orders or Dick Tracy getting an assignment from his wrist phone, make their way into real-world mobile devices.
We’ll also be able to capture decent video of craters on the moon. Here’s a quick roundup of some of this year’s standout digital imaging product stories from CES 2009:
Casio is applying its high-speed technology to a new generation of consumer digicams. The company announced two new pocket-sized cameras that can shoot 30 still frames per second in burst mode. Both cameras will be branded with Casio’s consumer name, Exilim. The EX-FC100, with a 5x optical zoom and external lens, will sell for $399.99, and the EX-FS10 with a 3x zoom and internal lens, will hit the market at $349.99.