VER­SA­TILE LIFE­STYLE

Wheels Asia - - Feature -

More than just for cap­tur­ing the hol­i­days and life­style, Ca­sio’s EX-FR200 is also great to take along for a spin

ith the pop­u­lar­ity of cy­cling catch­ing on rapidly these

it isn’t hard to see mas­sive groups of cy­clists ply­ing along the roads in Sin­ga­pore. How­ever, our ur­ban in­fra­struc­ture isn’t prop­erly equipped yet, to han­dle the typ­i­cal vol­ume of traf­fic, along­side the fee­ble cy­clist who chooses to take the hu­man­pow­ered, two-wheeled op­tion to work.

With the re­cent spate of ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing cy­clists and cars on the rise, there is a grow­ing con­cern about per­sonal pro­tec­tion and safety in the event of an ac­ci­dent or al­ter­ca­tion. With that, ac­tion cam­eras are all the rage now, cit­ing the need for rugged­ness, bat­tery longevity and clar­ity for all weather con­di­tions.

While the main­stream com­pe­ti­tion packs de­cent clar­ity and rugged­ness, there were al­ways nag­ging is­sues about bat­tery longevity and func­tion­al­ity, thanks to the con­stant, com­pact size of typ­i­cal ac­tion cam­eras on the mar­ket now.

En­ter Ca­sio’s EX-FR se­ries, the Ja­panese elec­tron­ics maker is set on turn­ing the ta­bles on its ri­vals by of­fer­ing a slim, com­pact ac­tion cam­era. Note now, that this cam­era isn’t your typ­i­cal one-piece cam­era that needs to be taken off and ad­justed for record­ing be­fore head­ing off on your ride. The EX-FR200, the cam­era that Wheels Asia got to re­view, was just as awe­some for record­ing driv­ing jour­neys, as well as pro­vid­ing a cred­i­ble source of eye­wit­ness while cy­cling on the roads.

The first glance at the Ca­sio EX-FR200 def­i­nitely does not vis­ually rhyme with any of the ac­tion cam­eras in the mar­ket to­day. The EX-FR200 is sim­ply, a two­piece cam­era mod­ule that con­sists of a con­troller, as well as the cam­era it­self. These two are linked via Blue­tooth tech­nol­ogy, al­low­ing one to sim­ply at­tach the cam­era to the hel­met with the ac­ces­sory that al­low for mount­ing, while con­trol­ling it from the body unit. The ad­van­tage of this, means you can tuck the body unit into your jersey pocket af­ter hit­ting the Record­ing but­ton and it is easy to re­trieve for quick still captures or re­view­ing footage when needed. The cam­era is also rel­a­tively light when sep­a­rated, weigh­ing only about a 100g on your hel­met and will not cause any

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