Dubbed the Kawaii Selfie by Mirror Cam, Casio’s Exilim MR1 is yet another manufacturer’s foray into the selfie snapshot craze. But instead of giving the camera a flip LED to better frame your self-portraits, Casio has taken a more simplistic route by placing a two-way mirror in front of the lens.
Under the hood, we find the camera is a simple 14-megapixel shooter with an f/5 lens. A 700 mAh battery facilitates around 230 still shots, or up to 35 minutes of 1080p video on a full charge. The camera is Wi-Fi enabled and its backside reveals a standard 2.7-inch LCD screen. Additional included software offers skin tone enhancement and image smoothing.
The fact that Casio’s description of the mirror-finish surface claims “practically no distortion” and a coating that “keeps internal and external light reflection to a minimum” indicates there’s likely going to be a bit of both. Alas, that’s to be expected of a camera that’s going for a mere $330 in Hong Kong.
The camera also supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, microSD cards, and features simple photo filters like sepia and fish-eye. It will be available in pink, green, and white.
Potential uses for the camera aren’t relegated simply to the selfie category. The two-way mirror can also double as a compact mirror for touching up makeup or removing food from your teeth prior to your epic close-up.