High-Speed and High-Performance
In addition to its good looks, the Casio TRYX also boasts an equally impressive feature set. At the heart of the camera is a 12.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor which will help capture stunning images thanks to its enhanced sensitivity and low-light performance. The TRYX's CMOS sensor is also coupled with dual core processors as well as Casio's state-of-the-art EXILIM? ENGINE HS, which add significant processing speed and enhance the overall imaging experience. Together, they power many of the camera's unique creative functions, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, High-Speed SR Zoom, and slow-motion video.
Expressing One's Creativity
TRYX is fully-loaded and packed to the brim with a full range of functions, such as Slide Panorama and slow-motion video recording, which users can take advantage of to boost their creativity and truly express themselves through images. With Slide Panorama, users can effortlessly capture 360-degree panoramic images, and with slow-motion video, users can record events that are ordinarily too fast for the eye to see, at speeds up to 240 fps (432x320). TRYX also incorporates Casio's revolutionary HDR-ART technology, which gives users the ability to effortlessly transform any photo from ordinary to extraordinary, all with just the touch of a button. HDR-ART works by combining continuous shots with differing exposures and performing highly-precise image analysis to locally change the contrast and level of color saturation. Users can select from three different processing levels to suit their artistic tastes and produce results that are guaranteed to impress.
Empowering the Fingertip
Housed within TRYX's rotating, three-inch LCD screen (460K pixels / 3:2 aspect ratio) is the camera's intuitive touch-screen interface which puts all camera controls right at the user's fingertip. Through the touch-screen LCD, users can activate TRYX's touch-shutter, which can focus on an area or subject in the frame and capture the photo, just by touching the screen. TRYX's advanced self-timer can also be activated using the touch-screen LCD. Featuring a clever little twist, the self-timer can be triggered using the camera's built-in motion sensor. Users can configure the self-timer using their finger to designate an area in the frame on the LCD where TRYX needs to monitor for motion. When motion is detected in the specified area, the self-timer will be triggered, enabling users to take pictures of themselves or allowing them time to get in the photo with a group of friends after placing the camera in just about any location, whether it be hanging it from a wall or setting it on a tabletop.
Ultra-Wide Angle Lens Makes it Easy
Taking a self-portrait, group shot, or an image of a landscape is typically a hassle with a standard lens and narrow focal length. With a standard lens, consumers are forced to sacrifice what they can actually capture, as they can't fit exactly what they want in the frame. That's no longer an issue with TRYX, as the camera offers an impressive, ultra-wide-angle, 21mm lens. With such a wide-angle lens, users can fit more of their desired scene into the frame, ensuring that they'll be able to capture their own image as well as the background they're in front of, or even a large group of family and friends.
TRYX's 21mm ultra-wide-angle lens is also outfitted with Casio's state-of-the-art High-Speed SR Zoom technology. Significantly more advanced than traditional digital zooms, High-Speed SR Zoom captures multiple still images at high-speed and combines them to produce sharp and clear photos. Image quality can be maintained up to two times the range of the focal length.
Social Media Simplified
Casio also preloaded the TRYX with software that facilitates the uploading of images and video directly to the Internet, including many of today's most popular social networking platforms such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Users can simply select which photos and videos they would like uploaded from the camera beforehand, and upon connecting it to a computer, the files will automatically be sent to each specified destination.
The Casio TRYX will be available April 2011.
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Comments about Casio Casio TRYX Digital Camera (Black):
I've owned about a dozen digital cameras over the past ten years and this time wanted an extremely compact unit. The small size is a plus, and the adjustable bracket serves as a great tripod. I never thought I'd think of its small size as a drawback, but -- seriously -- I sometimes forget I have it hooked to my belt or in my shirt pocket. But please don't change that: small and light are great! I find myself constantly leafing through the instruction sheet that comes with it (there's no detailed manual), when I attempt to take photos of action or night scenes. To be fair, I photographed my car in darkness, with only the porch light for illumination, and I was pleased with the results. Obviously, it looks like a car shot in darkness, but I was able to make out features that might not be quite so clear with other cameras. The built-in charger is a convenient feature, but when the battery dies,it dies; there's no chance to slip in a new battery, fully charged. And that requires the user to wait until the battery recharges. Also, I wish there were a more obvious indicator that the battery is going down. I appreciate the extreme wide angle as much as I dislike the less-than-generous zoom. The feature that lets one look review the already-taken photos is good, but to zoom to take a closer look is problematic. Either that feature is lacking or I'm unable to find it. The little flaps that expose the USB connection and the card slot seem a bit flimsy, and I fear one of these days I will accidentally pry them off. Overall, I believe I will grow to enjoy and fully utilize this camera the more I use it. However,I believe Casio would perform a great service by including a much more detailed set of instructions and pointers. I give the camera an A-minus, but the lack of clear instructions brings it down to a B-minus.