Casio Tryx: Is it a Silly Rabbit that Even Kids Won’t Like?

News / Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Casio has had a major hit on its hands with the G-Shock line of digital watches. Can it bring the same sense of industrial technology design to the digital camera realm?

The Casio Tryx is an odd machine. It features a pop-out display that might be good for low-angle photography but seems to be a solution in need of a question. The interesting mix of features to include a novel, 360 degree, single press panoramic function and 1080p video recording but no optical zoom and dismal battery life make it a difficult device to recommend.

Given that smart phones continue to become more and more capable at HD video and amazing still shots while allowing immediate uploading to social media sites–and I won’t even go into processing speed, battery life and all the other crazy functionality on phones these days–I’m not sure that it really matters whether you love or hate this camera.

Check out this Engadget review for more.

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