The new Casio action camera looks like a G-Shock clock with a lens
Casio company presented its version of the video camera for shooting under extreme conditions – model GZE-1. Formally, it is part of the line of smartphones and is adapted to work in contact with them. In fact, the influence of the watch brand G-Shock is at this point, at least as far as the design of the gadget is concerned.
GZE-1 is far from the most outstanding digital camera, it has a matrix of only 6 megapixels and it can shoot in 1080p at 30 frames per second or 480p at 120 frames per second. But the lens is wide-angle, 190 degrees, which is noticeably larger than most of the action cameras. The main qualities: water resistance to a depth of 50 m and impact resistance, at the level of falling on the asphalt from a height of 4 m.
Since the camera was designed to work in pairs with a smartphone, you can use its screen as a viewfinder with the utility G’z Eye. Although by default it is still more convenient to do through the smart clock screen Casio Pro Trek for Android Wear.
At the moment the novelty is sold only in Japan. In Casio has not yet announced the launch of sales outside the country and the estimated price is also silent, but analysts indicate that it is unlikely to be less than $ 400.