Casio's new action camera looks like a large G-ShockBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 November 2017 | Categories: news
Keen for an action camera outside of the GoPro lineup? Perhaps Casio's latest offering will be of interest. Recently unveiled in Japan for action camera enthusiasts, the G'z Eye GZE-1, draws inspiration from the brand's iconic G-Shock watches, and features a similarly rugged body to match.
As far as video and photo taking ability goes, the G'z Eye GZE-1 is capable of recording in either 1080p at 30 fps or 480p at 120 fps, along with capturing 6 MP images, with an f/2.8 lens. While those number won't blow many away, this action camera's real party piece is its rugged design. To that end it can manage up to 50 metres underwater and has a shockproof rating that allows it to handle drops from up to four metres.
It's also compatible with Casio's Pro Trek Android Watch, which can be used as a viewfinder, should you happen to own one. Set at ¥42 000 in Japan, it's believed to cost around $400 in the States when it arrives in coming months. No word on a wider release just yet.
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