Casio has crafted a new durable camera called the G’z EYE GZE-1 that draws inspiration from its popular G-Shock watch. The miniscule device boasts a “Shock Resist” body that prevents the hardware from getting damaged when users are capturing video while skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and more extreme sports. Additionally, the camera is water-resistant to 164 feet, impenetrable to dust, and can withstand cold temperatures up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
As far as technical specs go, the GZE-1 has a built-in 1/2.3 CMOS sensor with a f/2.8 lens aperture. Moreover, it’s equipped with an ultra wide-angle lens that can shoot videos at full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels at 30 fps) and still images at 6-megapixel resolution (3008 x 2256 pixels). Not to mention, it has a three-axis movie image stabilizer, slow-motion and time-lapse features, continuous shooting for up to 30 frames per second and a stereo microphone fitted with wind-noise reduction.
To operate the camera, there are control buttons on the exterior to snap videos and images or users can connect the device to their smartphone via Bluetooth to shoot content.
Casio will release the G’z EYE GZE-1 in select Japan retailers starting October 27. A stateside release hasn’t yet been announced.