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January 7, 2011 at 9:46 AM

CES 2011: Casio shows Tryx, a camera for people who like to party

LAS VEGAS — Casio showed a new digital camera, Tryx, for the youth market, built for taking pictures of yourself.

It’s designed for people who like to party — people who like to take group photos with themselves in it by holding the camera out in front of them. The camera has a frame that flips out, rotates and acts as a holder for video or still shots, and can turn over to act as a kickstand. It has a 21-millimeter wide-angle lens so you won’t end up with a shot of you and your friend’s forehead if you’re holding the camera.

To get the camera to take a photo without touching the camera, you can wave at the camera’s motion sensor to snap a photo. It also has a touchscreen so you can swipe a countdown on a digital timer.

It can also switch angles, be held vertically, horizontally or even turned upside down. The camera has 12.1 megapixel resolution.

The Tryx will start selling in April for $249.

Point and shoot digital cameras have become increasingly commoditized, but Casio has built a camera that feels fun and fresh.

Here’s a stage show that Casio put on at the Consumer Electronics Show on how the Tryx can be used.

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