[CES 2016] They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, which is why sometimes, when you have had the adventure and journey of your lifetime, you might want to let your snapshots and videos do the talking – provided they are of decent quality and editorial direction, of course. Casio’s Exilim EX-FR100 is a rugged selfie camera of sorts, where you can attach it to your shoulder or the sling of a backpack, and this detachable Bluetooth-connected module will have many functions – a viewfinder, touchscreen controller, and playback device.
The camera comes with a hinged stand, allowing one to place it on surfaces or to mount it on objects or oneself, where the controller then functions as a remote. You can choose from yellow, white and black shades, and it has been released in Japan late last year, without any mention of North America since Casio has pulled out all of their camera operations in this part of the world, and will concentrate on their watch market only.
As for the toughness of the EX-FR100, it will certainly be a tough cookie, sporting shock resistance (shrugging off drops of 1.7 meters or 1.3 meters when connected to controller), is dust and water resistant as well. The camera body has a water resistance that is rated according to the IPX8 standard while the controller is rated IPX6 and the touch panel is water resistant.