Casio - EXILIM EX-ZR1600 camera - always able to pair with your smartphone [TOP 15 of 2015]
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Casio is going to release new model EX-ZR1600 of their EXILIM digital camera series on March 20.
EX-ZR1600 is equipped with an effective 16.1MP 1/2.3inch CMOS sensor and offers an 18X optical zoom lens. A 3-inch 180-degree flip screen and a front shutter button make it easy for the user to take good selfies. It is able to shoot 1920x1080/30fps movies.
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In addition to Wi-Fi capability, Casio added their "Bluetooth Smart" functionality to the EX-ZR1600. While continuously paired with smartphone using the dedicated EXILIM CONNECT application and the EX-ZR1600 camera via Bluetooth Smart, the user can control camera functionality with the smartphone such as activating the camera, checking or copying photos in the camera, saving taken photos automatically in the smartphone, and remotely pressing the shutter button.
- Price: Around ¥40,000
- Size: 108.3 x 61.5 x 28-33.6mm
- Weight: 242g including battery and memory card
- Color: Silver, blue, orange
- Built-in Memory: 48.9MB
- External Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
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