Casio's Shape-Shifting Tryx Camera Looks Like a Treat
Casio today announced an innovative shape-shifting camera at CES in Las Vegas. The new Tryx camera has a unique, shape-shifting body that's just 0.59 inches thick and can be twisted into a number of shapes to aid with different shooting situations.
The camera's 3-inch touchscreen LCD swivels and rotates, and the edges of the camera turn into 360-degree rotating frame that can support the camera like a kickstand, allow the camera to be hung on a doorknob, or be used as a grip for both left-handed and right-handed shooters.
Beyond the radical design, the Tryx has a pretty impressive feature set for its $250 asking price. The Tryx packs in a 12-megapixel back-side illuminated CMOS sensor to help with low-light shooting, the super-high-speed 240fps video mode found in Casio's High-Speed Exilim cameras, and an impressive-looking scene mode for high-dynamic range (HDR) shooting.
In Video: The Casio Tryx
Other cool features include touch-to-focus controls, a motion-sensor-triggered self timer mode, and a whopping 21mm wide-angle lens with a 2X advanced digital zoom. The Tryx shoots 1080p video at 30fps in MOV format, as well.
Due in April, the Tryx is priced at $250.
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Product mentioned in this article
Casio Tryx Digital Camera (Black)
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The shape-shifting Tryx offers good performance. It's a hard gadget to classify, but it works best when you make use of its twistable frame to overcome awkward lens placement and controls while employing...