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