Casio, for those of you who grew up in the 80’s is synonymous with nifty digital watches, cassette tape players, and my first boom box. Turns out they are still around and doing their best to stay relevant in todays ever changing and fickle consumer tech market.
The new Casio TRYX digital camera is one such example. While it doesn’t exactly “usher in a new era in digital imaging” as they claim, it does have some pretty neat features like a transforming body that changes from the standard digital camera to being more of a palm sized camcorder. The camera is super thin, just a little over half an inch, and it adapts to just about any shooting style you could want. The variable frame design rotates 360 degrees so that you can transform your normal camera to a pocket camcorder in a flash. The frame doubles as a tripod and will even hang open so you can hang the camera on a door knob and take video of yourself for whatever reason…
• Full HD 1080 video (30 fps)
• A 12.1 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor
• And dual core processors along with the EXILIM ENGINE HS for image processing
Throw in a dash of ultra wide angle lens, a touch screen interface, and built in HDR technology, and you’ve got a powerful imaging device in the palm of your hand. Turns out an old company can learn new TRYX!
The Casio TRYX will be available April 2011 for $249.99