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Casio's Exilim EX-FR10 action camera can transform into three different modes

The EX-FR10 is capable of switching from a normal shooting mode to a selfie camera, and even splitting into two for remote shooting.


While Casio is known better for their watches and calculators in most parts of the world, the Japanese company also makes cameras. And the latest EX-FR10 action camera from Casio's Exilim is built on a very cool premise.

Instead of having an LCD screen flipping around to help you take selfies like some compacts, the EX-FR10 flips the lens. Of course, it isn't that different when you think about it, but the EX-FR10 has one more trick up its sleeve -- the camera module can be detached for remote shooting.

The camera module of the EX-FR10 connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 2.1, and you can use the 2-inch LCD display as a controller. The EX-FR10 further comes bundled with accessories that let you strap it on your forehead or your wrist so that you can use it like a GoPro.

In terms of specs, the camera has Wi-Fi for sharing images with your smartphone, a 16.7-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, and a microSD card slot. The camera can take full HD videos at 30 frames per second. Battery life is rated at 4 hours for still shots and 1 hour for video. The camera sports an f/2.8 lens with 4X digital zoom.

Since you're likely to be using this outdoors where the weather may not be kind to electronics, the EX-FR10 is splash and dust-proof. You can also drop it from a height of around 2 meters without breaking it (though it's likely you'll leave scuff marks).

The Casio EX-FR10 is slated to hit stores in Singapore at the end of September for S$699 ($559) as well as in Japan for 50,000 yen ($476). It's unlikely to reach US shores any time soon, since Casio has mostly pulled out of the market there.

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