Extra-Fast Cameras -- Among Best Tech of 2008

Casio leads way with camera that can shoot 60 frames per second of high-definition stills

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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.

These stars arrived with breakthrough technology:


Hybrid Electric Bikes
Geotagging Devices
Superthin OLED TV
Extra-Fast Cameras
Tag Reader for Kids

These duds included fumbles and foibles:
Blu-ray
The Linkup Online Backup
"I Am Rich" iPhone App
Liquid USB Drive
Bulky Motorola Cellphone