Exilim gets "pre-record" ability with firmware update

How cool is this? The Casio Exilim EX-F1 is a freak camera to be sure, but if they’re going to continue expanding its capabilities with stuff like this, it’s going to be the most popular freak on the block.

You could already turn back the clock with the EX-F1 in certain modes by holding down the button halfway, but now you can put on a mode that will recapture the last five seconds of video whether you were holding it down or not. Sounds like a real waste of battery, but at your kid’s birthday party it’s another safety net to have so you can capture those precious moments, like when little Billy’s stripper pops out of the cake. So cute!

I think the update will show up here when it goes live.