If you think you know what a pocket camera looks like, Casio is inviting you to think again. Their Tryx camera is a device of several looks and functionalities. In one mode, it’s like most pocket cameras, but its 3-inch touchscreen will flip around in its frame to give the camera’s subject a view, making self portraits a lot easier. It can also prop itself up and become its own kickstand for portrait-orientation shots.
As far as specs go, we’ve got a 12.1MP sensor, and the ability to shoot 1080p video at 30 fps. It’s got some built-in tricks as well, such as slow motion video and HDR processing. The Slide Panorama feature enables the taking of 360-degree images of the scenic vista of your choice. It also comes preloaded with software to upload selected shots and videos directly to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube, when the camera is connected to a computer.
If this sort of shape-changing camera belongs in your gadget bag, you’ll be able to pick up the Tryx in April for $250.