We’re not entirely sure what subcategory of cameras the Casio Exilim EX-FR10 belongs in. Then again, that’s why we’re hankering to get our hands on one. Simply put, it’s weird and awesome at the same time.
Described as a “split camera that enables all-new ways of shooting photos,” it’s made up of two separate modules that can be used whether they’re attached or detached. One module has the actual camera hardware and the other has the touchscreen viewfinder, allowing you to hold the camera with one hand and the viewfinder with the other, enabling a whole load of erstwhile impossible shooting angles. Finally, you can photograph your hidden tattoos all by yourself in one take without the aid of a mirror.
Both of the Casio Exilim EX-FR10’s separate modules have facilities for activating the shutter, so you can use just the camera module if you want to travel light or activate the shutter from a distance via the touchscreen controls. The camera can also be attached in one of two ways, either with the camera lens right on top of the viewfinder (for taking selfies) or with the lens in front and the viewfinder in the back (like conventional cameras). It can take 14 megapixel stills and 1080p video at 30 fps, with autofocus and the usual laundry list of features.
Oh yeah, it’s designed for use as an action cam, so it’s waterproof (IPX6/IPX7), dust-proof (IP6X), and shock-proof (it can survive drops up to 6.6 feet). Plus, Casio is releasing it along with a whole slew of mounting accessories, including tripod mounts, wearable straps (for mounting it on your body), multi-angle clips (for clipping onto helmets, clothing, and objects), and more.
The Casio Exilim EX-FR10 will go on sale September 12.