The Casio EX-F1 hit the market in March 2008, and couples a high-speed six megapixel CMOS image sensor with a a 12x optical zoom lens, electronic viewfinder, and 2.8" LCD display. Capable of shooting one-second full resolution bursts at a truly staggering 60 frames per second, the Casio F1 can also capture movies at even higher rates up to 1,200 fps, albeit at significantly lower resolutions.
The new firmware version 2.0 is available alongside (and adds support for) a new EX-F1 Controller application. The Casio Controller app allows remote control of the F1 via its USB cable. Functions that can be remotely controlled include interval recording, high-speed continuous shutter and high-speed movie. Casio does note that not all EX-F1 functions can be remotely controlled, but doesn't specify an exact list of those which can be.
Readers whose first language is Russian will want to take note, though. The new firmware removes the Russian language from the Casio F1's user interface - perhaps due to space issues. The company notes that it has no plans to release a version with both remote control and Russian language support.
For more details, visit the Casio website! To learn more about the camera, read our Casio F1 preview.