In the most surprising move since Yashica launched digital film, Casio has unveiled a new circular action camera called the G’z EYE, or Casio GZE-1.

The Casio G’z EYE GZE-1 action camera has been launched only in Japan, for now, which could mean Casio is testing the market with its new action camera like Huawei did with its Honor 360 camera in China.

The Casio G’z EYE GZE-1 action camera boasts a 6.9-megapixel, 1/2.3in CMOS back-illuminated sensor. It can also record full HD video. See the full specs below.

Casio G’z EYE GZE-1 Specs

Number of effective pixels6.9 million pixels
Image pickup device1 / 2.3 type CMOS (back illuminated type)
Total number of pixels: 21.14 million pixels
Image file formatStill Image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), DCF 2.0 Compliant Movie: MOV Format, H.264 / AVC Compliant, IMA - ADPCM Audio (Stereo)
Built-in memoryRecording area: Approximately 14.8 MB *
※ capacity after formatting internal memory
External memorymicroSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card compatible
Number of recorded pixelsStill image: 6 M (3008 x 2256)
Video: FHD (1920 x 1080 30 fps) / STD (640 x 480 30 fps) / HS 240 (512 x 384 240 fps) / HS 120 (640 x 480 120 fps)
Recording capacity(At maximum size) Still image: External memory 16 GB * : Approximately 2508 movies Video: Maximum file size: Up to 4 GB per file
FHD Movie Available recording time per file: 29 minutes
* 16 GB: 16GB microSDHC memory card made by SanDisk Corporation
lensF value: F 2.8
Focal length: f = 1.35 mm (converted to 35 mm film: 13 mm)
focusPan focus
Shootable rangePF: about 40 cm ~ ∞
Exposure controlControl method: Program AE
Exposure compensation: -2.0 EV to + 2.0 EV (1/3 EV step) *
※ smartphone etc. which installed special application "G'z EYE" etc., or optional liquid crystal controller is necessary.
shutterCMOS electronic shutter
ApertureF 2.8
Communication function◆ Bluetooth
Communication standard: Bluetooth ® 2.1 + EDR, output class: Class 2
Bluetooth ® 4.1
◆ Wireless LAN
Conforming standard: IEEE 802.11b / g / n Frequency range used: 1 to 11 ch Encryption method: WPA 2
* The word mark and logo of Bluetooth ® are registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. uses these marks based on the license.
Other shooting sound recording function◆ Shooting / Recording / Playback Function Auto, Premium Auto PRO * 1 , Dramatic Throw, High Speed ​​Continuous Shooting * 1 , Past Continuous Shooting * 1 , Time Lapse * 1 , Makeup * 1 , Face Detection * 1 , Movie (FHD Movie, STD Movie * 1 , HS movie * 1 ) (with stereo sound, HS movie only with dramatic slow 30 fps), Movie Image Stabilizer * 1 , Wind Sound Reduction * 1 , Smart Phone Shooting * 2 , Automatic Sending * 2 , Multi Display * 1 , Enlarged Display * 1 , Rotate Display * 1 , Selected Send (Send to Smartphone) * 2 , View from Smartphone * 2 , Protect * 2 , Favorites * 2
◆ Other pairing, position information * 1 , resizing on transmission * 1 , wireless LAN password * 1 , USB charging, rotation lock * 1
* 1 A smartphone etc. that installed the special application "G'z EYE", etc., or an optional liquid crystal controller is necessary.
* 2 It is necessary to have a smartphone etc. installed special application "G'z EYE".
Clock functionDate and time: Recording simultaneously with image data Automatic calendar: Up to 2049
OutputMicro USB terminal (Hi-Speed ​​USB compliant, USB charging compatible)
Microphonestereo
speakermonaural
Power supplyDedicated lithium ion rechargeable battery (NP - 150)
Battery lifeNumber of still images shot * 1 : Approximately 355 (when the camera stands alone)
Real time video shooting time ※ 1 (FHD movie): about 1 hour 10 minutes (when the camera stands alone)
Movie continuous shooting time * 2 (FHD movie): about 1 hour 35 minutes (when the camera stands alone)
Movie Continuous Shooting Time * 2 (High Speed ​​Movie HS 240): About 1 hour 40 minutes (when the camera stands alone)
※ 1 conform to CIPA standard
* 2 Based on Casio standard · This number does not guarantee battery life in actual use.
size(Width) 74.1 mm × (high) 75.0 mm × (depth) 46.4 mm
massApproximately 172 g ※ About 152 g including battery and memory card ※ Excluding battery and memory card
Main accessoriesMicro USB cable Attachment adapter quick start guide (with warranty card)

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