Casio Tryx digital camera – a new way to frame shots

Casio Tryx digital cameraCasio’s new Tryx digital camera has been shown off at CES 2011, and should stand out in the somewhat ‘samey’ compact digital camera market through its innovative use of a frame to open up shooting possibilities.

A frame hinges on the Tryx’s lens and screen, allowing the photographer to swing out the hinge and hang the camera, or slightly open the hinge helping to stand the camera up. The screen also pivots, so you could swing the screen around to get a better idea of the image you’re capturing when taking a self-held self-portrait.

Casio Tryx digital camera

Casio Tryx release date and price

Casio are listing the US price of the Tryx digital camera as $249.99, with a release date of April 2011.

Video hands-on with the Tryx

Casio Tryx specifications

  • 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • 3″ touchscreen LCD, 460,800 dots (960 x 480)
  • 21mm ultra-wide angle lens
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • HDMI output
  • Full HD 1080 movie capture (H.264)
  • Slow-motion video
  • Zoom: 1.5X single frame SR Zoom, 2.0x high-speed SR zoom (10M), 4x digital zoom, 15.9x maximum digital zoom (in combination with HD Zoom, VGA size)
  • Recording media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card compatible
  • Slide panorama shooting – captures field of vision of up to 360 degrees
  • Social Network Direct Connect Via CASIO Connection
  • File formats: Still images: JPEG (Exif Ver2.3), DCF2.0; Movies: MOV format, H.264/AVC, IMA-ADPCM (monaural)
  • ISO Sensitivity: Still Images: Auto/100/200/400/800/1600/3200; Movies: Auto
  • Dimensions: 12.26 x 5.89 x 1.5 cm (W x H x D)