Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Canon G11 released???!!!!

The Canon G11 might have been released now and would be coming to stores (and Amazon) soon. Check out this link... It says "Delivery Time: immediate upon confirmation"... Not sure how good the web-site is.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It is getting closer - Soon Canon G11 here

The new "G" series Canon camera, the Canon G11 is about to be released. Over at DP review they have posted a gallery of shots, and if one reads the discussions, some seem to have info that Sept 28th (i.e. tomorrow) it should start to be shipped to stores. Who knows what they really know, but Canon's own info page is still saying "September 2009". So why not. You can preorder yours already now at Amazon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Casio video

Yet another video example using the Casio EX-FS10. In this video the fact that auto focus and zoom is working is demonstrated. Maybe even more impressive is the fact that during normal (not the high frame rate ones, only the 30FPS) one can take up to 10 full 6Mpixel photos during the video without interrupting the video. There is a counter that tells you how many more stills you can save. It starts at 10, and once it is at 0, you can no longer take any more photos without first stopping the video. Pretty cool...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More Casio Exlim shots

Today I took the new Casio EX-FS10 to the driving range for some test shots. Taking the videos was ok by my self, but to take a 30FPS burst I needed help. I got some, but unfortunately the person did not capture more than 20 frames as she let go of the button to quickly.

Here is a collage of the 20 images, and after that the links to each original file. Click on it for larger size. This should give you a good idea of what 30FPS really means in a photo burst.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.

And then the videos. Each one with an embedded YouTube video and also a link to the direct file from the camera. And, yes, for these videos I used a plain vanilla Sandisk SD card that probably was not up to specs, so there are some hickups, at least in the 210FPS video.

30 FPS standard resolution (original file here)

30 FPS HD resolution (original file here)

210 FPS (original file here)

420 FPS (original file here)

1000 FPS (original file here)

High speed Casio Exlim cameras at Amazon:

Monday, September 14, 2009

New test of the Canon G11

A Polish(?) site has a review/preview of the soon to be released Canon G11. Go here to check it out. I figured you want it in English instead of Polish :)

Here is a ISO200 sample from their site:

Casio Exilim EX-FS10 sample photos

Here are some sample shots taken with my new Casio EX-FS10.


ISO400, taken from 30FPS 6Mpix burst:

Link to album where you can zoom in 100% here.

Help me do reviews on this site by ordering your EX-FS10 from Amazon here.

Another Casio EX-FS10 video - In HD

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Casio Exilim EX-FS10

So what does a camera freak like me do while waiting for the new Canon G11? Well, I do not wait, but since funds are not unlimited (*sigh*) one has to do some sacrifice also. I sold the Canon SD1200IS on craigslist as I still have the Canon SD1100IS. I would rather have kept the Canon SD1200IS but as the SD1100 was water damaged at some time, I would not get much for it even if it works fine. The sale gave enough money to buy a new Casio EX-FS10. Why you could rightfully ask as I am very happy with the SD1200? Well, the plan is that the upcoming Canon G11 will become the sole used camera (for a while at least), and I have been intrigued since the press release by the specs of the Casio.... The 210/420/1000 FPS (frames per second, normal is 30) video modes just sounded so cool. Not sure what I would shoot with them, but still.

So here it is:

I have not been able to do a full "review" yet, but I am working on testing it out. So far these are my likes and dislikes.

  • Slim (thinner than SD1200 and about same size)
  • Good layout on buttons (better than SD780IS)
  • Useful and cool 30 6Mpixel shots in one second - Really has to see it to believe it
  • Good image quality at ISO 200 and below, ok at ISO 400 (SD1200/SD780 is better)
  • HD video, and all the high-speed modes
  • Optical zoom working while taking video
  • AF still working in video mode (if continuous AF focus is selected)
  • Non-extending lens (good for dust and makes the camera less fragile)

  • Slight delay when power on, and when staring a high speed video
  • Slow lens (F/3.9 is the best at wide)
  • Annoying small power on/off button
  • Poor macro magnification (at least compared to the SD1200/SD780)
  • No image stabilization

More to come. Here is a quick video (no sound in the high speed ones) showing the video mode where one can go between 30FPS (normal) and 210FPS with a push of a button.

More photos and videos to come...

Monday, September 07, 2009

More Canon G11 photos

On Canon Korea site, there are a few new Canon G11 sample photos. All at ISO80. Here are the links:

I think these looks pretty good. Good enough for me to keep my pre-order for the camera at Amazon (Order yours here)