CES 2011: casio's tryx camcorder
 
CES 2011: casio's tryx camcorder CES 2011: casio's tryx camcorder
jan 06, 2011

CES 2011: casio's tryx camcorder

casio’s ‘tryx’ digital camcorder image courtesy of digital camera review

at CES 2011, casio has just announced the upcoming release of ‘tryx‘, a new compact combination camera and camcorder.

in addition to its unconventional physical structure, the camera offers a set of shooting features, including slow-motion video capture and automatic artistic filters, designed to broaden the ways the device can be used for creative expression.

properly rotated, the frame can be used as a tripod image courtesy of digital camera review

‘tryx”s three-inch LCD touchscreen can be rotated out of its frame and swiveled up to 270°, while its frame component rotates a complete 360°, enabling it to be used as a tripod, hook, or hand grip.

the camera features 12.1 megapixel resolution, high dynamic range imaging, high-speed zoom, and full HD and slow-motion video. the ‘slide panorama’ technology generates 360° panorama images by the user simply panning the camera across the scene.

by rotating out the screen, the camera’s frame can be used as a grip, hook, or tripod image courtesy of pocket lint

the camera’s structure permits a range of configurations for shooting image courtesy of pocket lint

‘tryx’ features a shooting mode called HDR-ART. as in regular high dynamic range technology, the camera automatically takes several shots at different exposures, instantly combining them into a single image. but HDR-ART also adjusts the contrast and saturation of the photograph, immediately producing an artistically styled image.

clockwise from top left: photo taken in normal mode; HDR photo; HDR-ART photo image courtesy of dpnow

casio has also announced their upcoming ‘imaging square‘ project, an online service that will provide HDR-ART technology and the photoshop-style ‘virtual painter’ filters for any uploaded images. ‘imaging square’ will also provide public user galleries and personal storage and project space.

the screen can be rotated even within the frame if desired image courtesy of digital camera review

once swiveled out of its frame, the screen (left side) has 270° of its own rotation

the very thin camcorder is just above one half inch deep

‘tryx’ is expected to be available in april 2011, retailing at 249.99 USD.

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