Prospective action cam adventurers now have one fewer reason not to leap in with both feet, thanks to Casio's new Exilim EX-FR10 wearable camera which hopes to one-up the competition by enabling users to take selfies while performing daring acrobatics.
The EX-FR10 makes this, and a wide variety of other shooting scenarios, possible through a fully detachable lens that can be controlled by the device's two-inch LCD touchscreen. LCD range is estimated at a maximum of 30 feet. When detached, the f2.8 lens is fully wearable and with an assortment of mounts can be strapped to an individual's wrist, helmet, bike handlebars ... or even a pet's collar, as long as said pet is large enough to lug around the sizable lens.
Video recording quality comes in at 1080p resolution and snapshots at 14 MP. According to Casio, a full battery charge will deliver 75 minutes of continuous filming. A microSD card slot enables photo and video storage, and a micro-USB port can be used for charging and/or exporting files. Images and video can also be moved wirelessly via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Stateside action cam enthusiasts eager to get their hands on the EX-FR10 may have to wait. The camera's release is set for September in Japan, where pricing will be the equivalent of about $490. It is expected to see wide release throughout Asia before eventually coming the U.S. and Europe.
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