Casio Exilim FR-100
The Exilim FR100, retains an identical design at first glance, but Casio has almost overhauled the entire camera with new hardware and software algorithms. The FR100 extends the "freestyle" concept with a more robust wireless connection between control and camera modules. While it still uses the same Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connection as the FR10, Casio tweaked its antenna placement which results in a more stable connection. The camera module also has better shock resistance with the inclusion of gel shock absorbers in the design. It can withstand drops up to 1.7m (or 1.3m when connected with the control unit). Water resistance of the camera module has been bumped to IPX8 standards (up from IPX7 of the FR10). It's not much, but instead of just being able to statically submerge it, you should be able to swish it around underwater up to 1.5m for up to 60 minutes.
The controller unit hasn't changed much in terms of usability, but you now get a larger 3-inch touch LCD (up from two inches on the FR10). This means image previews, controls and framing are all much clearer and sharper.
The camera has a smaller 12MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor (as opposed to 14MP on the FR10). However, image quality and shooting performance is actually greatly improved through the use of Casio's advanced dual-core HS Engine 3 processor. It can shoot 30fps stills manually or make use of Intelligent Interval shooting, where the camera will capture "more than 100 frames" and then choose the best shot to keep. These improvements mean that the FR100 is now on par with other premium Casio compacts such as the EX-100 and ZR3500. The FR100 is also now capable of recording Full HD 1080p video with two levels of anti-shake correction.
It incorporates a new 16mm, f2.8 super wide-angle lens (the FR10 had a 23mm, f2.8 lens) which allows for more impressive panoramic shots with minimal distortion at the sides (as opposed to a fish-eye lens like the GoPro).
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