Casio Tryx Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • Back-illuminated CMOS sensor
  • Fixed lens with 4x digital zoom
  • 21mm wide-angle lens
  • 3-inch touch LCD (460k pixels)
  • 1080p HD video
  • Swiveling and rotating body acts as tripod
  • High dynamic range mode
  • Slow motion video
  • Slide panoramas
  • Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2011-04-15
  • Final Grade: 88 4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

Casio Tryx
12.1 Megapixels; Back-illuminated CMOS sensor; Fixed lens with 4x digital zoom; 21mm wide-angle lens; 3-inch touch LCD (460k pixels); 1080p HD video; Swiveling and rotating body acts as tripod; High dynamic range mode; Slow motion video; Slide panoramas; Captures to SD/SDHC/SDXC; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 6/5/2014

The Casio TRYX could end up being a total flop, but we'd still admire Casio's stones for releasing such a wacky camera. Certain aspects remind us of a pocket camcorder (1080p shooting, no optical zoom), other features are clearly digicam-only (HDR shooting, slide panorama), and the physical design reminds us of neither, but is endearingly bizarre. (Both the frame and LCD rotate, so the TRYX can take make different shapes; check out this demo video). Our main concern is durability -- such small hinges are bound to snap at some point -- but also image quality. If it really is just like a pocket camcorder that takes 12mp images instead of 5mp images, that's not a very good thing. We're cautiously optimistic.

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