Casio's Transforming Tryx Restores Our Shattered Faith in the Point-And-Shoot
A 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 21-millimeter lens provide optimal picture quality and range for such a tiny cam (.59 inches thick!), which also shoots 1080p video, slow motion video (at speeds up to 240 fps), HDR snaps and 360-degree panoramas. The screen is touch-based, allowing for touch-shutter and touch-focus. But, really, the draw is the flexibility of Tryx's design. You can find better cameras that will give you the same features and more -- but they won't be able to effortlessly hang from a tree limb or prop themselves up on a park bench. Look for the Tryx when it's released in April, for $249.99.