Casio Computer Co., Ltd. releases the EXILIM EX-FR100 freestyle digital camera. This latest addition to the EXILIM family of digital cameras boasts a modular construction that can be separated easily into two parts—the camera unit and the LCD-equipped controller—making it possible to take various kinds of interesting shots including self-portraits and group shots.

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In 2011, Casio introduced the EXILIM TR line of cameras, which feature a 360° rotating frame that swivels around the lens body and a 270° rotating display, making it possible to take photos from a variety of different angles. Designed specifically for taking self-portraits and with features like Make-up Mode that enhance the subject’s appearance, EXILIM TR cameras have created a powerful buzz particularly among young women in markets such as China.

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The new EXILIM EX-FR100 advances the Element Design approach used with EXILIM TR series of cameras, with a newly designed camera unit that easily separates from the controller body at the press of a button. The innovative modular design enables “freestyle shooting” of photos without the constraints of holding the camera and pressing the shutter. The detached camera unit can be easily fixed anywhere using one of several attachments and allowing users to shoot photos from all-new angles.

The camera’s interval shooting function enables automatic hands-free shooting of photos and videos, enabling the user to become the subject of her own photo. The controller connects wirelessly to the camera unit via low-energy-consumption Bluetooth® technology. Both the camera unit and controller are dust-proof, splash-proof, and durable enough to withstand a drop of two meters, so users can have fun capturing a wide range of images.

The Highlight Photo function automatically generates a single collage photo from recommended still images, just by specifying the shooting date and layout, while the Highlight Movie function automatically generates a single short movie from multiple still images and/or videos, just by specifying a shooting date. Photos and movies, including those created with the Highlight Photo and Highlight Movie functions, can be transferred via Wi-Fi to a smartphone or tablet.

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The EX-FR100 is a massive upgrade to its predecessor the EX-FR10 which sports a smaller screen with minimum water resistance capability. The new model can go be submerged up to 1.5m for up to 60 minutes. Not to mention that the image quality has been greatly improved.

Here are some of the highlights of Casio EX-FR100 Outdoor Selfie Camera, one of its kind:

  • Auto transfer* – Send images to your smartphone at the press of a shutter button
    You can “Auto Send” captured images to your smartphone simply by taking pictures as you usually do. Your images are sent directly to your smartphone, even when it’s tucked away in your bag. *Subject to smartphone model
  • Enhanced Interval Shooting of just 0.4 second
    Casio’s high-speed and sensing technologies produce interval shooting with little blur, even when walking. Capable of shooting automatically at set intervals for photographs and movies that sizzle.
  • 3-axis Anti-Shake technology for video taking
    Camera is built with a high level of stabilization in 3-axis for shake that occurs when moved while shooting a movie.
  • Make-up mode
    When it identifies a human face, the camera makes the skin look brighter and smoother.
  • 16mm wide angle
    Its super wide-angle 16mm lens shoots over a wide range with little distortion. With the magnificent outdoors as your backdrop, enjoy your selfies — alone or with friends — turning out just as you wanted.
  • Time lapse – create a time-condensed movie automatically

    Creates time short a movie from still images taken at specified times. There are 3 types each of images to use and playback speeds.

Remote system creates new shooting styles

Three modes: Put 'em together, Flip it the other way or Take 'em apart

Three modes: Put ’em together, Flip it the other way or Take ’em apart

  • Detach and dock at the press of a button
    Although the camera is made up of two separate units—the camera unit and controller—Casio designed it to look like a single unit. Nevertheless, the camera unit can be detached and docked at the press of a button.
  • Three different ways to shoot for maximum flexibility
    • Split style
      With one of several attachments, users can easily fix the camera anywhere they like and then shoot remotely with the controller. Casio has equipped the camera with an interval shooting function for enabling hands-free shooting of photos or videos. Users can also take shots without the controller by using the shutter button on the camera unit.
    • Self-portrait style
      Dock the camera unit to take effortless self-portraits with the lens and LCD facing in the same direction and the camera held upright.
    • Conventional camera style
      Fold the camera unit when taking photos in self-portrait style. This enables photos to be shot like on a conventional camera.
  •  Shoot in a variety of situations
    Once the camera unit and controller are turned on, the Bluetooth®connection is established and the user can immediately begin shooting. Both the camera unit and controller body feature a splash-proof and dustproof construction, and can withstand dropping from a height of up to 2.0 meters.

Take self-portraits or group shots—all with one camera

  • Self-portraits
    By setting up the camera for self-portrait style shooting and using the Make-up mode, the user can enhance his or her appearance.
  • Group shots
    By detaching the camera unit and setting it to face the subject, the user can take group shots including him or herself using the controller.

 

Have Fun Sharing Photos and Movies

  • Images can be sent via Exilim Connect app

  • Fun times can be captured in condensed versions with Highlight Photo and Highlight Movie
    • Highlight Photo lets users see a day’s photos in a single collage
      With the Highlight Photo function, users can produce a single image of a day’s highlights just by specifying the shooting date and layout. The camera automatically selects recommended still images and saves them as a single photo collage. Users can choose from 10 different options featuring with different photo sizes, placement, and total number in the collage. Automatically selected photos can be changed with an easy operation, and favorite photos can be given priority.
    • Highlight Movie lets users watch their videos in a single clip

      Automatically creates a movie from the still or video footage you shoot. The camera automatically selects the best contents using our unique algorithms that incorporate editing techniques of professional movie creators. So you can look back on your memorable experiences via a digest in story format.


AVAILABILITY

18Available in yellow, white and black, the new EXILIM EX-FR100 will be available in Malaysia in February 2016, at a recommended selling price of RM 2,149.00. Purchase only the original set from authorized Casio Exilim authorized dealers to receive 18-month warranty*.

Bundled accessories include a carabineer clip attachment and tripod nut. Other accessories can be purchased through authorized EXILIM dealers. More info at Casio Exilim Malaysia Facebook Page or follow them on Instagram here.

*18 months warranty upon e-warranty registration with the Official Distributor, Marco Heritage.