CES 2011, Las Vegas—Yesterday’s splashiest Casio announcement, the innovative, flexible new TRYX camera, had me excited to get my hands on a model on the CES show floor. The pre-production model—although slightly, expectantly, glitchy—was fun to play with and surprisingly lightweight. The twisty-turny possibilities are essentially endless, allowing you to hold it like a mini camcorder for shooting video or face it toward you for self-portraits, and the touch screen is quick and responsive. The HDR Art mode offers an extra boost to the ubiquitous new feature of built-in HDR capture. I could see the TRYX being a fun pocket cam for casual shooting at parties, and for capturing unique angles when traveling.
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CES, Las Vegas: Casio has just announced a new and innovative digital camera—the TRYX. Available in April for $249.99, the TRYX catches your attention first because of its distinctive design, which is unlike anything the digital camera sphere has seen before (it looks more like a smart phone at first glance), and of which Casio says, “Thanks to its super thin (.59-inches thick), variable frame design, TRYX can adapt to fit the user’s preferred shooting style or to help them capture an image from just about any angle or in any environment. Users can hold the camera horizontally, in a traditional point-and-shoot style to capture still images or flip out the rotating, three-inch, touch-screen LCD and swivel the body to experience countless other positions. The frame rotates 360-degrees and can be adjusted so that the body can act as a tripod, allowing TRYX to stand on its own, or the LCD screen can be rotated up to 270-degrees so that users can perfect their own self portrait and see themselves in the frame.”
But what of the image making capabilities, Casio? “In addition to its good looks, the Casio TRYX also boasts an equally impressive feature set.” I see. The camera has a 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, full-HD 1080 video (30fps), Slide Panorama mode to capture 360-degree panoramic images and slow-motion video, and a 21mm ultra-wide-angle lens. Read Casio’s full press release below.
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