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Samsung ISOCELL GN2 does 480fps!

The hegemony of phone sensors has been the purview of Sony with their Exmor sensors for many years but now Samsung has started making inroads in the space with their ISOCELL chips. The latest is currently mass-produced and shipping in handsets already which is not a paper launch, but a real thing. The chip is capable of massive low light improvement compared to other sensors because it is essentially a near 1″ sensor with 1/1.12-inch measurements. This is close to what Sony RX cameras use as a main sensor, and a first for a phone.

As to how they are able to fit this sensor on phones, it is a dance between a protruding camera bump that is a little larger than usual and also a lens system that creates a full imaging circle from a minute distance. The GN2 is capable of recording 480fps in HD 720p, 4k 120fps, 30fps in 12.5MP windowed size and 10fps in 100MP mode which uses a clever algorithm and three RGB exposures to derive a 100MP image from the 50MP source. → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Panasonic S5 Slow Motion 180fps is Low Res!

Panasonic S5 Slow Motion

Now that Panasonic has officially announced the Lumix S5 Full frame camera which we saw as a direct replacement for the GH5 line even when now it seems a GH6 may be in the cards for a future release, it is now time to examine the slow motion modes on the camera to see if they stand a chance at becoming a feature which will be a seller for the new device or just one more feature.

When the GH5 was announced about 3 years ago it came with a 180fps 1080p mode that was better than many camera’s 120fps modes and quickly became our favorite Lumix camera for slow motion as we noticed how the quality of the 240fps mode on the GH5s low light geared camera was heavily inferior in resolution. The GH5 really became the best value along with the G9 for 180fps slow-mo modes in Full HD.

Panasonic Lumix S5 Main Features:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K60 Video,10-Bit Internal Recording
  • 120p, 150p and 180p Full HD Modes*
  • Slow Motion AF Tracking up to 150fps in Full HD!
  • V-Log, HDR, and Dual Native ISO
  • 2.36m-Dot 0.74x-Magnification OLED LVF
  • 3.0″ 1.84m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • ISO 100-51200, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • 96MP High-Res Mode, Dual SD Card Slots
  • MSRP: $1,997.99  Body Only or $2,297.99 with 20-60mm Kit lens!
  • Pre-order includes a Free Sigma 45mm f2.8 Lens Via Mail-In Rebate

First the Good:

The 24MP sensor is excellent in low light, it will perform extremely well compared to Micro 4/3ds or APS-C cameras but it will not beat the low light king of cameras the Sony a7s Mark II or III.

The camera can shoot 10-bit internal up to 60fps but it will have an S35 crop at the 60fps 4k mode.  The sensor stabilization is not the best out there but it is quite got at up to 6.5 stops with sensor+lens correction.

If you pre-order the camera you get a free Sigma 45mm f2.8 Lens via mail-in rebate which seems either overly generous or somewhat suspect of fear of people jumping ship to other systems.  We feel this is a pretty good deal especially if you also get the kit lens as that one is over $300 USD discounted if you order it with the camera.

From the samples, we have seen the quality in stills and video is as good as the S1 and S1H with very impressive color characteristics that are as close to the Canon color range as we have seen.  Panasonic has done an excellent job with their color science since the GH5 and it shows how good it has become here.

The Bad:

We get the DfD Autofocus system with no Phase detection pixels which in our view are the only way to go for reliable video AF.  In the early tests, it seems to do quite well compared to previous Panasonic Efforts and most of the pulsing is gone in people tracking scenes.  However, the really depressing thing is that the reliability is not a 100% some would call it 80% or even less which means you simply cannot rely on it for mission-critical footage.

If your camera can only have in focus 8 out of 10 shots then you cannot rely on the video tracking AF for paid work.  Most footage is recorded with the expectation that focus can be controlled, if it fails then you lose time in production and worse yet if you find yourself in the edit suite a month later looking at out-of-focus OOF shots on your edit bay, then you have a huge problem on your hands.

Panasonic needs to stop clinging to DfD as their single do-it-all AF solution and change to a hybrid Phase+Contrast AF system like Sony or Canon are using.  This continues to be the Achilles heel of the system and they need to own up to their mistake not double down on it with every camera release.

For many users, the AF on the camera is good enough and many Vloggers will shoot with it just fine but professional videographers will need to go to Canon or Sony for reliable AF as even the flagship Panasonic S1H suffers from even worse DfD AF performance.

What about the Slow Motion?

Now on to our website focus, that of slow motion video. The Panasonic Lumix S5 is capable of 60fps 4k video at 10 bit with an s35 crop in the sensor at that mode and also a cropped 150 and 180fps mode in 1080p Full HD recording.

The good news is that now we have AF tracking up to 150fps in full HD. The bad news is, it is contrast-detect DfD which means the same problems as the regular mode. But in practice, higher frame rates offer better AF performance as the camera samples more times/sec so it can lock into subjects better!

Slow-Mo Modes & Bit Rates:

  • 4k 60fps 10-Bit Internal
  • 1080p 120fps, 150fps slight crop and resolution loss.
  • 1080p 180fps – More severe crop and resolution loss.
  • H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 23.976p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080):
  • 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/180p [20 to 28 Mb/s]

So we now have what could be the let down of this camera and that is the low bit rate quality in 1080p slow motion of [20 to 28 Mb/s].  That is the exact same bit-rate as that on the 3-year-old GH5 camera which is not ideal. It is also more of a 720p image up-scaled to 1080p which looks aliased and soft.

We rather have a 100Mbps mode like that possible on regular up to 30p and 60p full HD recording modes.  Slow motion is crippled by using one-third of the bit-rate allocation in what we believe would be related to camera memory due to the faster frame rates. However, the S5 has a massive memory buffer that should easily be capable of recording 100Mbps 1080p at 120, 150 and 180fps options.

The excellent video preview by DPreview below at 11 minutes 7 seconds shows the slow motion mode samples in action with a heavy resolution loss at 1080p 180fps.

Panasonic S5 First Impressions Review by DPReview:

Another sample below shows many more slow motion clips which seem to be at 150fps which offer Continuous AF in Slow Motion up to that point. 180fps will not use AF. Forward to 7Min for the samples.

Panasonic S5 – hands-on review and full autofocus test by extrashot: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Lumix S5 Will be a Full Frame GH5 equivalent for $1998

Lumix S5 Slow Motion

The Lumix GH5 is still one of the best video powerhouse cameras ever produced. It doesn’t overheat, it shoots incredible 4k oversampled video at up to 60fps 4k or 180fps 1080p with near Full HD quality but it’s Achilles heel, the Micro 4/3ds sensor which is small and quite inferior in low light compared to Full Frame or even APS-C rivals.  The GH5s is the low light lower megapixel version with dual Gain senor which is actually very clean in low light and can go toe to toe with the best out there but has no IBIS which is a big loss.

Now Panasonic is set to announce the Lumix S5 Full frame mirrorless camera which essentially migrates most GH5 features into a full-frame body with nearly the same introductory price of $1998 USD but improves 4k 60p with 4:2:2 color at 10-bit instead of 4:2:0 8 bit on the GH5. You get IBIS, and also the 180fps Full HD of other S L-mount cameras by Panasonic.  It is still too early to tell what kind of quality the 1080p 180fps mode will be capable of but it does hold promise as the S1H and S1 do a pretty good job on these modes.

Lumix S5 Announcement Very Soon:

The camera will be unveiled Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 14:00 UTC at the official Lumix site here: https://www.panasonic.com/global/consumer/lumix/s/s5.html

We also expect to see new low-cost L mount lenses for the system that will make the camera more appealing.  We just have to wait a few more days!

But what about the AF?

Yes, the dreaded DfD Depth from Defocus algorithm based on contrast detection is also present on this camera which means it will probably be inferior to systems that use dual pixel AF based on Phase and Contrast hybrid modes which are especially good for video. That means Sony and Canon will still have the upper hand here. Panasonic should keep DfD as an option but make cameras with Phase-detection AF pixels to be able to fully compete in this market. They are doing incredible hybrid still and video cameras with one feature missing, if they fixed the AF they would probably be the first choice of video professionals considering how good the cameras perform. Sadly Sony seems to be eating their lunch with the newly announced a7s Mark III with an AF system that rivals the best out there, in fact, it is so good that you can forget about focus pulling for most shots. The same cannot be said of the Lumix DfD AF contrast system.

We expect the 180fps Full HD Quality to be as good as the one in the S1H camera of the Lumix System. See this video to see the expected quality:

EPIC SLOW MOTION – Shot on Panasonic S1H 180fps by Manit Monsur:

Lumix S5 full Leaked Press Release text by Nokishita Rumors:

Text from Nokishita rumors here!

LUMIX S5 full-frame mirrorless camera is designed especially for content creators. Latest advances in image resolution, image stabilization, and autofocus all in this compact camera that is the signature of LUMIX.
Experience extraordinary video recording in 4K 60p, 4:2:2 10-bit. It also offers a Full HD 180fps Slow Motion option as well as 4:3 Anamorphic support. This is what makes S5 perfect for use when taking still photos or as a vlog camera.L-rumors

With a 24.2MP 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor, the LUMIX S5 boasts a wide dynamic range and high sensitivity performance. The adopted Dual Native ISO technology enables the LUMIX S5 to record maximum ISO 51200 crystal-clear high sensitivity video. Dual Native ISO minimizes noise in high sensitivity. V-Log/V-Gamut compatibility offers a 14+ stop dynamic range to sensitivity. V-Log/V-Gamut compatibility offers a 14+ stop dynamic range to capture every detail.

The improved autofocus detects head as well as eyes, face, and body. The powerful Dual Image Stabilization with 5-axis enables a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed.

The compact nature of the S5 is one of the signature features of the LUMIX series. To make sure that your camera withstands tough field use, the S5 comes with a dust and splash resistant construction. Optimized heat dispersion ensures a stable, continuous video recording without interruption.

One of the expanded features of LUMIX S5 is the Live View Composite mode which instantly creates a stunning image out of several live shots; the shutter releases at designated intervals of exposure time to merge the bright parts into a single image. Useful for shooting fireworks or a starry sky.

Watch this video for some killer Insect Slow Motion:

While the Lumix S5 camera is announced early September, you can check In the meantime this amazing video of flying insects in Slow Motion by Ant Lab on Youtube filmed with a Phantom Miro Camera.  The best part about this video besides the amazing visuals is the excellent informed narration by Dr. Adrian Smith, someone who knows a lot about insects and can really explain the nuances of insect flight with a lot of contagious enthusiasm. The Ant Lab channel is fantastic and we recommend it wholeheartedly!

Insect Flight | Capturing Takeoff & Flying at 3,200 FPS by Ant Lab: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Panasonic GH5s Slow Motion Samples 240fps!

Panasonic GH5s Slow Motion Samples

There is an aura over the Panasonic GH5s that has not been seen in a m43 camera possibly ever.  It is mainly due to the outstanding low light quality in 4k 24, 30p and 60p that beats full frame cameras like the Canon 5D Mark IV and competes head to head until ISO 25,600 with the king of low light the Sony a7s Mark II.    But as always, our focus is on the high frame rates which the camera also does quite good on.

The 4k 60fps quality is very close to the 30p quality which means excellent and you can shoot at 60p at night without worrying about noise.  The 240fps mode which is a first for a Lumix camera in full HD means that the camera aims to compete with Sony RX series cameras that have stacked sensors. We believe the quality to be acceptable but not good enough to be broadcast quality as stair stepping jaggies are all over the frame with the occasional moire pattern on fine detail that can break a shot.

Not all is bad as you will see from the samples below which in some strange way elevate the camera to a higher status due to the sheer talent of real filmmakers and shooters that know what they are doing behind the lens. The samples below show just how good of a video you can deliver on the GH5s in 240fps mode. It makes you forget about the quality drop and enjoy the storytelling and wonderful imagery that has been captured with this camera which should attract a plethora of talented video enthusiasts for years to come.  We hope Panasonic is able to improve on the VFR mode in newer cameras and deliver excellent quality as in lower frame rates so that these modes can be used without problem on production shoots.

We cannot recommend the GH5s for professional broadcast or film at 240fps but for web and smaller projects, you will enjoy the versatility this camera brings at under $2,499 USD. At 120fps it is much better as quality decreases the higher you push the frame rate.  Enjoy the samples gathered below and be sure to visit the creators of the footage if you like their work by following the heather links. -HSC

Panasonic GH5s Slow Motion Samples:

Dolphins : GH5S 240fps by 検見川ヒロ:

Ducks LUMIX GH5s 240P by Impress Watch:

Panasonic GH5S Slow mo 240fps VFR Test Footage by Escape Life Films: → Continue Reading Full Post ←

Canon C200 Cinema Camera 120fps Slowmo!

Canon C200

There is no question Canon has had great success with their EOS Cinema line of cameras. They continue to dominate the rental production market and even when they are overpriced compared to competitor’s options it is in a class of its own when it comes to Dual Pixel Continuous AF with Canon EF lenses which are plentiful and part of the stable of most serious camera professionals.

The latest iteration just announced is the Canon EOS C200 EF Cinema Camera which has some serious performance improvements over the current price/performance kind in their camera line. The new camera slots between the lower priced C100 Mark II and the more professional 4k C300 Mark II. However the C200 records in 4k RAW Light format which gives 15 stops of dynamic range with all the benefits of RAW editing with some compression.

The other big feature is improved full-time dual Pixel Autofocus which now predicts motion coming closer and further from the camera more accurately than before, preserving natural looking focus transitions.

For Slow Motion fans, the camera is now competitive in 4k higher frame rates with 50p and 60p 4k UHD recording with 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon RAW Light. Also 120fps full HD 1080p with no sensor crop is continuous/ unlimited and records to SD cards.

Canon C200 Frame Rate Specs:

=&0=&Resolution: 4096 x 2160 Bit Depth: 12 bit (29.97P/23.98P/25P/24P), 10 bit (59.94P/50P) Bit Rate: 1 Gbps

=&1=&Resolution / Color Sampling: 3840 x 2160 YCC420 8 bit, 1920 x 1080 YCC420 8 bit Bit Rate: 150 Mbps (3840 x 2160), 35 Mbps (1920 x 1080)

120fps Full HD 1080p No Sensor Crop 35 Mbit/sec wrapper in 30p

Other Important Specs:

ISO Range Standard: 160 to 25,600
Expanded: 100 to 102,400
Processor 2 x DIGIC DV 6
Sensor Size Super 35
24.6 x 13.8mm effective size / 6.4 x 6.4µm pixel pitch
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.85 MP (4096 x 2160)
Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160)
Lens Mount EF
Built-In ND Filters Standard: 2, 4, 6 stops
Expanded: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 stops

Canon C200 – Hands On Preview by ProAV TV:

Canon C200 | Hands-on First Look by Wex Photographic:

Looking at the previews, it is clear that Canon is finally playing their cards when it comes to price/performance in order to stave off Sony and Panasonic from eroding their camera lines when it comes to ownership. The bold move of including a new codec like Canon RAW Light which at 1Gbps is enormous / 125 MBytes a second would fill up  a 128GB CFast  2.0 card in just 17 minutes.  You better start buying more storage if you plan on getting this camera and recording RAW. Fortunately, they also allow recording on MP4 format at 150Mbits/sec which is in line with other more normal storage requirements, however, it is only 4:2:0 8 bit which is a non-starter for many when it comes to color grading.

There is also the fact that Canon is developing a future software update for the C200 that will allow XF-AVC in 4:2:2 10 bit to solve the color issues on compressed video.

When it comes to slow motion the quality from the samples seen so far in the video previews we have shared is very good with both color, dynamic range and lack of artifacts all welcome signs. The 120fps mode will be a  joy to use considering the camera is not cropping the sensor and you are getting a fully sampled image to create buttery smooth footage from this mode. Even when now it is limited to 4:2:0 8 bit.  It is unclear at this time if the XF-AVC update will apply to the slow motion mode.

One thing to note is that the 4k 50/60p is also able to record in Canon RAW Light at 10bit and not the full 12bit of the 24, 25 and 30p modes of  DCI 4k and UHD.

First look at the Canon C200 with Kai from CVPTV:

Pricing and Availability:

The Canon C200 should be available by summer 2017 with pricing depending on options as follows – Links To Adorama Preorder Page Below:

C200 Camera Body With Viewfinder & Standard Accessories $7,499.00 – Adorama

C200B Camera Body Only with no OLED Viewfinder, Screen or other accessories $5,999.00 – Adorama

C200 Body & Accessories plus the 24-105 Canon EF Kit Lens $8,399.00 – Adorama

At $5,999 for the body only it is still an expensive proposition for camera ownership. You still have to factor in CFAST 2.0 cards a plenty to use the RAW recording feature and lenses if you plan on getting a few.  The most sensible option for the Canon C200 is the $7,499.00 configuration which is shoot-ready sans recording media.   You get 15 stops of dynamic range on an excellent sensor with very good low light abilities. The continuous dual Pixel AF feature which is top class when it comes to dependable Autofocus and a form factor that is hard to pass up with improvements in many aspects to previous cameras like the built in ND filters which should liberate most operators from Variable and fixed ND filters.

We will have to re-examine the C200 as a slow motion camera when more samples are released.

However, expect quality to be competitive with the excellent GH5 at 120fps and or the buttery smooth Sony a9 in this full HD mode.-HSC

You can read more about the camera at the Canon site here: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/cinema-eos-c200-cameras

Casio EX-FR110H Goes Full Night Vision!

Casio EX-FR110H

There was some wild expectation for the Casio EX-FR110H to be a return for the company to it’s innovation roots and offer not only an extremely high sensitivity video and photo mode but a return to a leading role in portable high speed video.  Casio was after all the maker of the innovative EX-F1 which delivered true super slow motion video to the masses in a portable camera package back in 2008.

Now eight years later Casio has not improved when it comes to slow motion specs on their cameras when it comes to higher frame rates and resolution.  The EX-FR110H does have some innovative features for extreme low light but when it comes to slow motion it really is just following along without a high spec.

Important Video, Sensor and Lens Specs:

1.9 Megapixel Effective Sensor 1/2.8 inch back illuminated Sensor.
FHD video actual recording time ※ 1 : about 1 hour 05 minutes.
High-speed video HS240 512X384 240Fps):  Limited to 30min rec time on all modes per file.
Lens: F2.8
Fixed focal length: F = 2.87mm – 35mm film equivalent: 20mm
ISO sensitivity upper limit (ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200 / ISO6400 / ISO12800 / ISO25600 / ISO51200)
Casio EX-FR110H Low Light Video by Casio:

As you can see the camera is touted at the adventure crowd that wants to shoot in dark places.  While ISO 51,200 is not breaking any records by all camera standards it is however a witty move in a small action camera.  The sensor is still small but the pixels capped at 2 megapixels makes the pixel size much larger than other cameras that average 14 or even 18 megapixels in the same sensor spec.

The results are clearly not Sony A7s II quality or DSLR by any means but it does offer an option where a Smartphone, GoPro or Sony Action camera cannot venture due to their low light abilities being capped at lower ISOs.

 

The ability of the camera to be detached and activated from the portable touch screen is in line with the Casio EX-FR products of the past and it does provide a way to mount the camera in a different place while having the command unit in your hand to activate it’s functions. It also allows for two camera units “Sold Separately” to be controlled by the same screen controller and get dual video angles to record your adventure.

Full Specs Translated From Japanese with Google Translator:

Effective pixels
1.9 million pixels
Imaging element
1 / 2.8-inch CMOS (back-illuminated)
the total number of pixels: 2.16 million pixels
Image file format
Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 / DCF2.0 compliant.)
Video: MOV format, H.264 / AVC compliant, IMA-ADPCM audio (monaural)
Built-in memory
Recording area: about 49.9MB
capacity after formatting the built-in memory
External memory
microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card compatible
Record number of pixels
Still image: 2M (1920 x 1080)
video : FHD (30P) / STD (640X480 30Fps) / HS 240 (512X384 240fps)
There is a maximum shooting time 29 minutes per full video mode once limit
Recording capacity
(At the time of maximum size) Still image: external memory 16GB : about 10723 sheets
Video: Maximum file size: 1 shot per maximum 4GB
once per recording time: 29 minutes
16GB: of SanDisk Corporation made 16GB microSDHC memory card case
lens
F value: F2.8
focal length: F = 2.87Mm
35Mm film equivalent: 20mm
zoom
Digital zoom 2x
focus
Focus system: contrast detection method Auto Focus
Focus Mode: Auto Focus, Macro, Pan Focus
AF Area: Intelligent, multi, spot
Shooting range
AF: about 10cm ~ ∞
Macro: about 3cm ~ about 10Cm
PF: about 35cm ~ ∞
Exposure control
Control method: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: -2.0EV ~ + 2.0EV (1 / 3EV step)
shutter
CMOS electronic shutter
Stop
F2.8
Communication function
[Camera]
◆ Bluetooth
communication standards: Bluetooth ® ver. 2.1 Tasu EDR, output class: Class 2
Bluetooth ® Ver.4.0
◆ wireless LAN
compliant standards: IEEE 802.11b / g / n use Frequency range: 1 ~ 11ch encryption scheme: WPA2[controller]
◆ Bluetooth
communication standards: Bluetooth ® ver. 2.1 Tasu EDR, output class: class 2 Bluetooth ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., Casio Computer Co., Ltd. uses on the basis of these mark to license.
Other shooting recording function ◆ shooting / recording-related functions
Auto, Premium Auto PRO, high-speed continuous shooting 30fps, high-speed continuous shooting PAST, interval shooting, make-up, touch shooting (AF + shooting, AF only), face detection, video (Full HD movie, STD movie, HS movie) (with monaural sound, HS movie without voice), video camera shake correction, wind noise reduction, 2 times digital zoom, white balance (auto / sunlight / cloudy / shade / day white fluorescent lamp / daylight fluorescent lamp / bulb / manual white balance), exposure compensation (-2.0EV ~ + 2.0EV (1 / 3EV step)), ISO sensitivity upper limit (ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200 / ISO6400 / ISO12800 / ISO25600 / ISO51200), remote shooting , automatic Submit
Picture monitor
[Controller]
3.0-inch TFT color LCD, 921,600 dots, capacitive touch panel
Clock function
Date and time: The image at the same time as the data recording
automatic calendar: Up to 2049
Input and output
[Camera] micro USB port (Hi-Speed USB compliance, USB charging support, USB powered drive compatible)
[controller] micro USB terminal (USB charging support, USB powered drive compatible)
Microphone
[Camera] monaural
speaker
[Camera] monaural
Power supply
[Camera] dedicated lithium-ion rechargeable battery (built-in)
[controller] dedicated lithium-ion rechargeable battery (built-in)
Battery life Image Storage Capacity (CIPA standard): about 290 Images ※ 1 , about 355 Images ※ 2 (camera alone during operation)
FHD video actual recording time ※ 1 : about 1 hour 05 minutes
FHD video continuous shooting time ※ 2 : about 1 time 30 minutes
FHD video continuous shooting time ※ 2 (high-speed video HS240): about 1 hour 25 minutes
size
[Camera] (diameter) 60.9mm × (depth) 33.3Mm
not included hinge
[controller] (width) 59.2mm × (high) 86.7mm × (depth) 19.4mm
[when combined] (width) 60.9mm × (high ) 154.8mm × (depth) 38.7Mm
including hinge
mass
[Camera] about 76G
without hinge, including memory card
about 103g [controller]
[when combined] about 214G
including hinge, including memory card
The main accessories
Controller (EX-FR100CT)
hinge unit
tripod nut
carabiner strap
USB-AC adapter (AD-C54UJ)
micro USB cable
Quick Start Guide (with warranty)

Final Word:

We like the Casio EX-FR110H as an action camera for places where you need the extra light gathering ability.  However the sensor is not big and the pixel size while large is not monstrous like other low light cameras out there like the excellent Sony A7S series.

If you are in need for a camera in an environment that is extremely dark like a mine, cave or deep scuba diving the new Casio might be an option for you.  However it will not break any new ground for image quality at high sensitivity which is a noise fest compared to larger sensor cameras that can get to half a million ISO.

The Slow Motion capability is weak at  HS 240 (512X384 240fps) which is at this pint in time a low spec by most measures. With a small pixel count sensor such as this one at least 720p 240fps should have been added and maybe even 1080p 240fps since the sensor should be able to record at those levels. A lost opportunity since the low light ability is beyond other cameras in it’s class. We cannot recommend the Casio EX-FR110H as a slow motion camera option. We wish Casio could get back to innovating in the high frame rate space and not just do the bare minimum.  As a slow motion camera option that does extremely well in low light the Sony RX100 V is really the best bet this year.

Pricing and Availability:

The Converted Yen Japanese Price of ¥53,940 is at $469.00 USD but we have no information about shipping in Europe or the USA at this time.  It should be available in the Japanese market this December 9th 2016.

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