Casio FH100 Camera £149.99 (after £50 rebate) @ Bestbuy (£120 inc TCB)
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Casio FH100 Camera £149.99 (after £50 rebate) @ Bestbuy (£120 inc TCB)

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Found 20th Dec 2010Made hot 20th Dec 2010
£50 cashback from Casio, and a further 15% from TCB makes it £120 !

Very hi-tec camera 1000fps video & 40fps photo + RAW

The Casio FH100 conceals a host of great functions in its elegant case, such as high-speed serial picture recording, up to 40 photos per second. The back-illuminated CMOS high-speed image sensor with 10MP guarantees sharp, detailed photos packed with detail and rich colour

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Seems like a pretty good camera for the price, but so many people have been having problems with BestBuy lately.

My Fuji HS10 can do 1000 FPS video, but that 40 FPS photo is pretty impressive.
Edited by: "jukkie" 20th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Heres a clip of the video potential

vimeo.com/105…182
vimeo.com/149…787

At the price of £120 think its worth the risk, im pretty tempted to get one
Edited by: "deanos" 20th Dec 2010

Have just bought this camera, but for £206 from Amazon (£220 again there now) as neither Best Buy or Casio could confirm whether Best Buy purchase was eligible for the cashback scheme. There is one specific rule in the T&Cs that says the store has to be supplied by Casio UK and it seems as though Best Buy may not meet this criteria. If going this route Id try and get confirmation the cashback will be honoured

it is now available for home delivery so i think that TCB 14.89% is not gonna working

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daney

it is now available for home delivery so i think that TCB 14.89% is not … it is now available for home delivery so i think that TCB 14.89% is not gonna working



Looks like its sold out for home delivery now, dam should have ordered when i saw it

deanos

Looks like its sold out for home delivery now, dam should have ordered … Looks like its sold out for home delivery now, dam should have ordered when i saw it



Good camera, heat added, but you might have had a lucky escape. A couple of reviews rate it highly, most say pretty average. I used to own it's predecessor, the FC100, which was a bit over sharpened and noisy, even at ISO 100. RAW capability on the FH100 is excellent, but camera takes 7 secs to start up and 13 seconds to write each RAW photo! Agonisingly slow!

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Ah well maybe the ZR10 will be on offer soon that looks like a good camera

exilim.co.uk/exi…10/

The Casio EX-FH100 is a natural evolution of last year's EX-FC100 model, … The Casio EX-FH100 is a natural evolution of last year's EX-FC100 model, bringing together Casio's still-unique high-speed shooting options with an appealingly wide-angle 24mm, 10x zoom lens. With a multitude of different shooting options on offer, the FH100 is rather intimidating for beginners, while the poor range of apertures, noisy images and painfully slow RAW format rather limit its appeal for keen photographers.The FH100 is obviously a great camera for capturing fast-moving subjects and helping you not to miss that decisive moment, with an almost overwhelming array of different options and shooting modes on offer. The ability to take 40 images in one second at the touch of a button is amazing for any camera, DSLR or compact, and if you can't choose the best shot, then the EX-FH100 can do that for you too. The only slight downsides are the small reduction in resolution to 9 megapixels, which applies to all of this camera's high-speed still image functions, and the fact that you can actually only record 30 images at that headline-grabbing 40fps.Unfortunately the image quality doesn't quite match the extensive feature list, with the EX-FH100 suffering from less than stellar images in low-light due to obvious noise and softening of fine detail at the relatively slow speed of ISO 200, which gets progressively worse as you move up the range. Which is a shame, as apart from the disappointing 7cm macro mode, image quality is otherwise very good.On the video side, the EX-FH100 can record both 720p HD and up to 1000fps super slow-motion movies, although both modes are somewhat hampered by huge file sizes, the inability to optically zoom, and in the case of slow-motion, drastically reduced image resolutions. Still, having all of this functionality in such a compact and well-built camera clearly puts the Casio EX-FH100 at the head of the action pack.The Casio EX-FH100 also benefits from being a second-generation product in terms of price, costing a much more attractive £279 / $349, some £70 / $50 less than last year's EX-FC100 for what is a better-speccified camera. It's still not cheap, but it does mean that the FH100 compares quite well to its main travel-zoom rivals, offering a very different proposition for a similar price. If you take a lot of pictures of fast-moving subjects - sports, animals, even your small children - then the Casio EX-FH100 certainly makes a lot of sense.



photographyblog.com/rev…on/

i have model above this takes great pictures this has many features mine has its a great buy!

Where the post about poor service from this supplier?

LOUGHBORO GUY

i have model above this takes great pictures this has many features mine … i have model above this takes great pictures this has many features mine has its a great buy!



Yes it has Taken some great avatar pics

I agree with the comments about the camera being fairly average for stills photos as I've not been that impressed with the results even for a superzoom which I wouldn't expect much from. However the main reason I bought it was for the slow motion feature and despite forking out £240 I don't regret it at all as I find this feature superb. A word of warning though is that while the camera offers up to 1000fps I find in practice 240fps is as slow as you can go as the resolution after that is so low it's not really usable. Even 240fps is sub VGA (640x480) with the limit being 120fps if you want VGA resolution. These are a couple of my videos with the camera at a mix between 120 and 240fps:

vimeo.com/130…328
vimeo.com/175…604

John

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Have just bought this camera, but for £206 from Amazon (£220 again there n … Have just bought this camera, but for £206 from Amazon (£220 again there now) as neither Best Buy or Casio could confirm whether Best Buy purchase was eligible for the cashback scheme. There is one specific rule in the T&Cs that says the store has to be supplied by Casio UK and it seems as though Best Buy may not meet this criteria. If going this route Id try and get confirmation the cashback will be honoured


That's what I think. All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not eligible for cashback (same with Nikon 3100). Unfortunately you will only find out when it's too late to return it.

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pet2000

That's what I think. All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not … That's what I think. All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not eligible for cashback (same with Nikon 3100). Unfortunately you will only find out when it's too late to return it.



Nonsense, i got a Sony camera and it was UK spec

If it was a import from America it would not come with a UK plug would it.

pet2000

That's what I think. All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not … That's what I think. All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not eligible for cashback (same with Nikon 3100). Unfortunately you will only find out when it's too late to return it.


Just got my Panasonic TZ10 delivered today from Best Buy. Has UK model stamped along side the bar code which is part of the original packaging. Also Panasonic have confirmed cameras bought from Best Buy are eligible for the £30 cashback. Don't see why it is different for Casio.

Edited by: "Bobbins" 20th Dec 2010

Surley we'd have the 14days internet return if it's not UK supplied ?
Camera seems worth a punt...

Same old story, nothing for home delivery or in any store within 180 miles of London

BestBuy = Can'tBuy

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tallpete33

Same old story, nothing for home delivery or in any store within 180 … Same old story, nothing for home delivery or in any store within 180 miles of LondonBestBuy = Can'tBuy



To be fair it was in stock for delivery when i posted

pet2000

All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not eligible for … All Bestbuy cameras are imported from the US and not eligible for cashback t.



Where do you get your information - or do you just make it up?

Besford

Where do you get your information - or do you just make it up?


It's more the luck of information which is the problem here. Are the sourded from the UK distributer (which is not the same as just being a UK model). If a UK model is sourced from outside the UK (only the serial number would reveal that) it is not eligible for cashback. These are the T&C of the cashback offer. Casio and Nikon have failed to confirm that Bestbuy cameras are UK sourced. There could be many reasons why they have not done so. In other words, it is a gamble to buy those cameras from Bestbuy.



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Edited by: "pet2000" 21st Dec 2010

pet2000

It's more the luck of information which is the problem here. Are the … It's more the luck of information which is the problem here. Are the sourded from the UK distributer (which is not the same as just being a UK model). If a UK model is sourced from outside the UK (only the serial number would reveal that) it is not eligible for cashback. These are the T&C of the cashback offer. Casio and Nikon have failed to confirm that Bestbuy cameras are UK sourced. There could be many reasons why they have not done so. In other words, it is a gamble to buy those cameras from Bestbuy..



That's not what you said though is it. You're right to express caution but statements like " all...sourced from US..." aren't supported.
Edited by: "Besford" 21st Dec 2010
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