Casio unveils its first detachable action camera

Casio unveils its first detachable action camera

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Editor: Buro 24/7

Japanese electronics company Casio, known for its G-Shock watches, has joined the growing action camera market with the launch of its new Exilim EX-FR10

Unlike most cameras in the market, the EX-FR10 sports a unique two-part modular design, as the lens and screen can be detached and used independently of another. Making mid-range (up to five metres) or dangerous shots easier, the camera houses a 14-megapixel CMOS image sensor (and a 21mm f/2.8 lens, and can dock or detach from the controller to provide three ways of shooting action-packed pictures.

"We wanted to create a lifestyle gadget that allowed people the freedom of expression in photography, while reinventing how a camera should be used and designed at the same time. With its detachable design, it allows people to be a part of the action," said Mr Kazunori Yanagi, production planning manager of Casio's digital camera division.

Set for release this season, the EX-FR10 comes in a variety of vibrant colourways and is IPX6-rated water-and-dust-proof.