The Japanese Casio decided to bring its offer to a higher level. Namely, preparations are being finalized for a new type of action camera, which will appear this month, and which will be labeled Casio Exilim EX-FR10. This is a wireless camera that can be detached from the main unit and it uses a Bluetooth connection with a range of up to 10m between the body and the camera, which enables remote recording. The whole show can be viewed on a 2" LCD touch screen, with the resolution of 230,000 pixels.
The aim of this project is to separate recording from the controls and monitoring, so that managing the camera would be as easy as possible. While, for instance, lenses and controls on GoPro cameras are located on one and the same unit, due to which adjusting settings can be considerably harder when the camera is attached to a helmet, a surfboard or something else, Casio went a step further: managing the camera EX-FR10 will take place via an application for smartphones, both on Android and iOS.
The Casio Exilim EX-FR10 features a 3.8mm (equivalent 21mm) lens, with an aperture of f/2.8, it offers +/-2 EV exposure compensation, as well as contrast detection autofocus. The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor which can record still photographs at 14MB and videos in Full HD (1920 x 1080), up to 29 minutes to the max, while all the material is stored on MicroSD memory cards.
This camera is produced in red, green and white. Physically, it is very endurable, which makes it shockproof up to 2m, water-proof to a depth of 1m and for up to 30 minutes, and it is also resistant to dust. As far as other physical characteristics are concerned, the camera unit weighs 63g and features the dimensions of 60.9 x 28.8 mm, while in combination with the body, the weight is 175g and the dimensions total 60.9 x 34.2 x 153.1 mm.
In the beginning, the Casio Exilim EX-FR10 will be available only on the Japanese market, at a price of ¥50,000 (approximately $480/£290).
The news was taken from CASIO.