Canon has released a firmware update for the Exilim Pro EX-F1 digital camera.

The new Firmware Ver. 1.10 adds the Prerecord Movie function, which, when turned on, permits movie capture to commence 5 seconds before the user actually presses the Movie Button.

Prerecord Movie works with all movie modes, including 30 fps Standard movie mode, the 300 fps, 600 fps and 1200 fps High Speed movie modes, and the Full High-Definition movie mode.

This is the second firmware update for the camera, the first being version 1.02 in April 2008 to improve the camera’s ease of use. The release offered a reduced start-up time and enabled high speed zooming when recording Full High-Definition movies. This is all included in the new update if you haven't downloaded this one yet.

The update for the EX-F1 will be available on Casio’s English website starting July 8th for free download, and thereafter on websites in other languages.