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Casio announced rugged action camera: G’z Eye GZE-1

In the latest case of a product to be filed under ‘of course this exists’, Casio has announced a rugged action camera heavily influenced by its iconic G-Shock brand. Though the G’z Eye GZE-1 takes its name from Casio’s line of sturdy smartphones, its design comes straight from the company’s tough watches.

Credit: Casio

The GZE-1 isn’t the most capable action camera in the world — it shoots 1080p at 30fps, 480p at 120fps, and 6MP photos — but with 50m (164ft) of waterproofing and 4m (13ft) of shockproofing, it’s one of the toughest. At 190.8º, the f/2.8 lens is also wider than those of most action cameras. And if you happen to have Casio’s latest Pro Trek Android Wear watch, you can use it as a viewfinder; in the likely event that you don’t, there’ll be a G’z Eye app for your phone.

Casio hasn’t announced a global release date or pricing for the GZE-1 just yet, but it costs 46,000 yen in Japan, so you should probably expect the US price to be set at around $400.

Source The Verge

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