Tomato violence only marks the beginning of my love affair with the Casio’s Exilim EX-F1, aka the Hiro Nakamura supercam. It’s crazy addictive. Last weekend I went looking for fast-moving objects to capture in slow-mo, and in my backyard I came up with a freakin’ menagerie of unexpectedly interesting little beasties.
Everything is a twitch here, a blur there—you have to realise that this whole two-minute video consists of just 10 to 12 seconds of real life, shown at 300fps or 600fps. (1200fps turned out to be too much of a novelty, too dark to be practical, as you can see in the tomato-blender vid.)
Shooting slow-mo takes some getting used to, and because you end up with long stretches of zero movement, the in-cam video editor is not just a luxury but a necessity. In the end, though, everything looks like it’s ready for Discovery Channel. I think that chipmunk’s gonna be a star. [Casio Exilim on Giz]