Casio Exilim EX-TR100

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 August, 2011, 12:00am


You have probably heard of the flip phone, but what about a flip camera?

While the Casio Exilim EX-TR100 doesn't come with a flip cover like old mobile phones, it features a frame around the main camera that you can flip out as a stand.

This lets you position the camera for a variety of shots: self-portraits, long-exposure photos or steady videos. For more flexibility, Casio has put a swivel connector between the main camera and the screen, allowing you rotate the screen to any angle for easy viewing.

On the other hand, because the frame is slightly larger than the screen, the camera doesn't actually sit level when open, so you'll need to find something to prop it up to the height of the frame.

And because there are so many ways to position the device, you'll have to keep in mind which side is up, especially for videos, which can be hard to fix if it turns out upside down. A tip to remember is that the frame should always be on the left side of the screen.

The EX-TR100 comes with a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that supports both HD (1920x1080 pixels) and super-slow-motion (480fps at VGA quality) video capture, a 21mm fixed lens (no optical zoom), and a 3-inch touch screen that also serves as the main control to access the camera's menu functions.

The Exilim EX-TR100 sells for HK$2,380.

Pros: Unique design for flexible shooting, HD and super-slow-motion video support

Cons: Device not level when using the frame as a stand, no optical zoom