We bring you a demo and overview of the Casio G-Shock GB-6900 Bluetooth Smart watch from CES 2012. As you'll see in the video, the GB-6900 features Bluetooth functionality that pairs it up with your Bluetooth Smart Ready smartphones and other devices, and lets you get information from those devices (like call alerts, text messages) as well as send commands to them (like lost phone alerts) all from the watch. Very cool, and we are definitely looking forward to getting our hands on the Casio GB-6900 G-Shock! This was recorded at CES 2012.
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Casio's Bluetooth 4.0 G-Shock has hit the FCC, and we now know that aside from packing the latest and greatest in short-range wireless tech, it's also shock- and water-resistant as well, and may even be solar powered. Bluetooth connectivity will allow you to get call details right on the watch when your phone is ringing, but should also allow you to silence calls and even pull alarm settings into the watch itself. Since Bluetooth 4.0 has a low energy profile, the watch should last about two years on a single battery. Look for it to drop as soon as more phones with Bluetooth 4.0 are released.
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Casio rocks it this year with the Exilim Zoom EX-Z280 digital camera, and we like it enough that we are recommending it in this years gift guide. It sports a dedicated Easy Mode, making it easy enough for pretty much anyone who enjoys pressing buttons to operate, while still maintaining the advanced features for more experienced pros, including ones that you don’t typically find on budget-priced digital cameras. One such feature is mechanical (instead of digital) image stabilization, giving you nice clear shots while you stumble around during a holiday party after one-too-many eggnogs, as well as a 4x optical zoom lens. In addition, it shoots video in 720p, so it can even take the place of your Flip-style camcorder. You can grab one now for $173 on Amazon.
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The EX-Z280 is a 12-megapixel ultracompact, with 2.7-inch LCD. It also has a wide-angle lens with 4x zoom, and 720p HD-quality video capture with the green screen Dynamic Photo function seen at CES last January. It will be available in September for $179.99, and you can pre-order it on Amazon.
The EX-Z33, pictured above, is a 10-megapixel model with 2.5 inch LCD and 3x optical zoom. It features face detection, VGA movie mode, and other scene modes. It will be also be available in September for $119.99, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
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Hot on the heels of announcing the EX-Z450 and EX-Z90 digital cameras, Casio has just announced the new EX-Z33. Features include 10.1 Megapixels, a 3x optical zoom, plus a 2.5-inch widescreen. It also has automatic face recognition, best shot function, and auto-shutter mode. There is also a built-in YouTube mode like a lot of other Elixim models. There is no word on price just yet.
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Casio has recently announced two 12.1 megapixel point-and-shoot cameras recently, both of which can detect humans and objects, and then automatically set the focus for better shots. The EX-Z450 has a 3 inch LCD screen, a 28 mm 4x optical zoom lens and ISO range of 64 to 3,200. The EZ-Z90 has a 2.7 inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, and ISO range of 64 to 1,600.
The Z450 will be available in Japan on August 28 in gold, red, pink, (with brown and silver models on September 11th) for a price of $380. The EX-Z90 will be available on September 11 in gold, silver, pink, blue, and black for a price of $210.
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Casio has begun shipping their EX-FS10 Camera with the unique ability of capturing 720p video at 30fps and 480p at up to 1000fps. The Exilim has slow-motion mode for those home videos that will make your spouse/partner/bud look even more foolish. The cam also features a 9.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, an F3.9-5.4, 3X optical zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD display with 230,400 pixels and an SD/SDHC memory card slot. Available in four colors, it carries a MSRP of $349.99.
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We’ve all marveled at super slow-motion footage on shows like MythBusters or on sites like CSU’s slow-motion archive, and longed to shoot slow-motion footage of our own. Until earlier this year, however, the equipment to do so was horrendously expensive. Fortunately, Casio announced a revolutionary new consumer camera at the 2008 CES in January called the Exilim Pro EX-F1. It boasts video capture of up to 1200 frames per second (where normal video is around 30 frames per second) and at resolutions up to 1080i HD (though not at the same time).
We recently got our hands on an EX-F1 and we must say, we are impressed. Read on for the full in-depth review, including sample pictures and videos.
People with crows feet, get excited. Casio will soon be releasing its two new Exilim Zoom EX-Z300 and Z250 Cameras with a “makeup function” with Exilim Engine 3.0. It optimizes focus and exposure up to 12 levels, makes skin look smoother, and less blotchy or dull. It also softens shadows on the face with image processing tech and can smooth out wrinkles.
The EX-Z300 has a 1/2.3inch CCD image sensor, a 4x optical zoom, a pixel count of 10.1Mp, and should be available tomorrow. The Z250 has a count of 9.1Mp, a 1/2.5-inch CCD image sensor, a 4x optical zoom, and should launch within the next few weeks, depending on the chassis color.
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Casio is working on Tough Movement for radio controlled solar watches. Using metal and plastic to reduce its weight, the chronograph style is reduced by 0.55mm while the analog is 4.11mm smaller. The watches will be shock resistant and have a hand correction with LED. The hands are detected at 55 minutes and correct themselves if the time doesn’t coincide with the IC counter. The company intends to use the technology on both their Oceanus and G-Shock series. Look for the GS-1200 to debut this September with a price of ¥42,000 (~$388.00) in Japan.
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