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View Full Version : Casio Announces TRYX Camera - Errr...

Lee Yuan Sheng
01-06-2011, 04:20 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/TRYX/TRYXA.HTM' target='_blank'>http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRO.../TRYX/TRYXA.HTM</a><br /><br /></div><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1294326484.usr15670.jpg" /></p><p>Casio over the years has always tried to be innovative. Sometimes they do things like build <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/casioz750/" target="_blank">solid compacts</a> with good image quality, or try to impress like their high speed video modes. Then there are times like this...</p><p>This is essentially a mashup of a pocket camcorder, stills camera, a digital photo frame, with a flourish of a cameraphone thanks to a dinky LED light. It is a 12 megapixel shooter with an articulating 3" HVGA LCD screen (or should that be articulating camera) and a fixed... 21mm equivalent lens. Now, I like my ultra-wides and all, but a consumer cam with a fixed ultra-wide does not sound like a very well-recieved camera to me. The 1080p videos better crop a portion of the sensor out, because ultra-wide lenses do not give a pleasing effect when whipped around on video, which is what most people are going to do with a lightweight camera like this. I stopped short of naming this the ultimate upskirt camera, given the wide-angle lens and articulating setup...</p><p>The TRYX is expected to be available in April for about US$250.</p>