Objects of Desire: Casio Exilim EX-FR10

December 4, 2014

Casio may have beaten a retreat from the U.S. camera market, but their latest action camera certainly caught our eye. The EX-FR10 has a split personality—literally. With the press of a button, the camera can be separated into a lens/camera unit and LCD display/controller. This modular construction lets you mount the camera unit onto helmets, bike handles, etc., while you use the other half for live view and remote control. The camera components connect via Bluetooth, so there’s about a 30-foot limit to how far the two can be separated. Both pieces of the FR10 are dust- and splash-proof, and can withstand a drop of up to six feet. Internally, you’re looking at a 14MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, a 21mm (equivalent) f/2.8 fixed focal length lens and a 2-inch display. The FR10 records full HD video at 30 fps and will be bundled with a strap, clip and tripod mount for attaching the camera to various items. There are a few cool in-camera edits too, like the Highlight Movie mode that generates a short clip from stills and videos taken on a given date. A Highlight Photo function generates a collage of images from a single day’s worth of shots, which you can customize in-camera to suit your taste.
PRICE: $476