TOKYO, November 22, 2017 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the launch of the new G’z EYE brand of tough cameras designed especially for shooting extreme sports in harsh conditions. The first camera to be released is the GZE-1 camera, which features a shock-resistant, waterproof, and dustproof construction.
The new GZE-1 is a tough camera that is designed for the rigors of extreme sports such as BMX, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and dance. The camera is shock-resistant to withstand a drop up to four meters,*1 waterproof down to 50 meters,*2 dustproof to the IP6X standard, and performs at temperatures down to -10°C. The GZE-1 was developed by leveraging the expertise Casio has amassed with its G-SHOCK brand of shock-resistant watches and Outdoor Recorder series of detachable digital cameras for the outdoors. In addition to its shock-resistant and waterproof construction, the camera is equipped with a super-wide-angle lens that captures a 190.8° (still image) and 170.4° (movie) field of view, which delivers realistic images against a wide background. The camera also features Dramatic Slow Motion, which allows the user to highlight dramatic moments of extreme sports, such as tricks, by showing them in slow motion.
- *1 Tested to withstand a drop from a height of 4 meters onto a lauan plywood sheet (Casio standard).
- *2 Operates underwater at a depth of 50 meters for 30 consecutive minutes (test conditions set by Casio).
The GZE-1 has a cool, rugged look, both attached or as a handheld camera. In addition to its tough construction, the camera has been designed to fit in the hand, with buttons that are carefully sized and spaced on the camera body. Bumper protectors are used throughout to protect the lens and buttons against drops and impacts, as well as to guide the fingers to the buttons.
Casio has also developed a new dedicated G’z EYE app that connects the camera to a smartphone for transferring images and movies. The app also features a remote capture mode that displays only a large shutter button on the screen of the smartphone, allowing users to trigger the camera without looking at the phone so they can concentrate on the activity at hand. This feature helps users to capture the most dramatic moments while enjoying extreme sports.
A tough camera designed for the rigors of extreme sports, the GZE-1 captures stunningly realistic photos and movies.