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.