Casio GZE-1 EYE rugged action camera in new G’z EYE series announced

Casio GZE-1 EYE

Casio has announced a new series of action camera in the G’z EYE series starting with the GZE-1 EYE action camera with shock-resistant,
waterproof, dustproof and low-temperature resistant body. It is designed especially for shooting extreme sports in harsh conditions.

Casio G’z EYE

The new GZE-1 is designed for the rigors of extreme sports such as BMX, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and dance. As it is shock-resistant, it can withstand a drop up to four meters; it is waterproof with up to 50 meters, dustproof which is rated at IP6X standard, and performs at temperatures down to -10°C.

The company says that it has designed the new GZE-1 EYE action camera using its experience with its G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches. The camera features a 190.8° (still image) and 170.4° (movie) field of view, and dramatic Slow Motion for cinematic slo-mo shots.

The action camera can record 1080p at 30 FPS and 480p at 120FPS. It has a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor with an effective resolution of 6.9MP and can capture 6MP still images and a 13mm f2.8 lens for wide-angle photography. The company has launched a dedicated a G’z EYE app that connects the camera to a smartphone for transferring images and movies. The app also features remote capture mode that displays only a large shutter button on the screen of the smartphone, thus allowing the camera to trigger without getting distracted by the smartphone screen.

The Casio GZE-1 is priced at 46,000 yen ($413 / Rs.26,770 approx.) in Japan. There is no details on the availability.