Casio's Exilim EX-FS10S is a compact digital camera with a twist - it's designed to help improve your golf swing. Using a special burst mode, the camera captures 1000 video frames in one second. While onboard software’s detect your club, the position of your elbows, arms and head, and once you swing your shot the camera compares your swing with an ideal swing plane on the monitor.

Niches are being created by digital camera makers keen to stand out from the crowd - Nikon's COOLPIX S100pj with built-in projector and Sony's PARTY SHOT being just two examples.

Casio's offering is not only designed to help with your swing - the camera has a 9.1-megapixel sensor, 720p video recording at 30ps, a 3x optical zoom, and weight of 139g. It only has 32MB of onboard memory, but comes with the usual SDHC/ SD/ MMC plus/ MMC media slots for memory expansion.

The EX-FS10S is priced at JPY34,800 (approximately US$350) and is available currently in Japan only at Casio's e-site.

And if you're not in the market for a brand new camera but could still use some help with reducing your handicap... well, there's an iPhone app for that.

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