Casio introduced consumers to super slow motion with the Casio Exilim EX-F1 ($1,000), which can shoot 60 frames per second of high-definition stills. It can also shoot standard-def video at an astonishing 1,200 frames a second. A newer sibling, the EX-FH20 ($600), trims those speeds a bit to 40 frames and 1,000 frames, respectively. Samsung's HMX20C ($850) is a video camera with its own super slo-mo at 300 frames a second.
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