The Casio TRYX TR100 shows innovation with its rotating outer frame. But are there any more TRYX up its sleeve? The What Digital Camera Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 review takes a look...

Product Overview

Overall rating:



Overall score:73%
Image Quality:75%


  • Unique design


  • No optical zoom, clunky touchscreen design for accessing options, no flash, light bleed and flare, processing issues in highlight areas


Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 Review


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Value & Verdict

Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 review – Value

The Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 is unlike anything else out there, so it’s difficult to weigh it up against similar-priced compacts. However, for £249 the TRYX may not offer the versatility of many other compact cameras. For that money you’ll need to have a very specific desire for exactly what this camera does: you’re paying for the quirky, rotational frame design above and beyond anything else.

Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 review – Verdict

The Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 is certainly a one of a kind camera. As much as we give it kudos for its originality, brush away all that hype and the TRYX TR100 is full of design holes, lacks in features and isn’t targeted at the more casual user.

Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 product shot

Image quality also suffers from some processing issues and isn’t particularly good at balancing exposures in brighter conditions. The 21mm wideangle lens can fit plenty in to a single frame, but the lack of any optical zoom will limit what can be achieved.

The rotating frame has its uses, but the TRYX otherwise feels more like a stripped-down Smartphone meets Flip camcorder. We really wanted to like it, but it’s far short of the mark for everyday use.


Other:+/-2EV exposure compensation
Weight:157 g (including memory card)
Power:Recharge in camera (battery not accessible)
Dimensions:122.8 x 59.0 x 14.9 mm
Connectivity:USB, HDMI
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC
White Balance:Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Manual WB
Flash Modes:No flash, built-in LED light only
ISO Range:100-3200
Metering System:Multi-pattern by CMOS
Exposure Modes:Auto, Premium Auto, Best Shot, HDR Art, Slide Panorama, Motion Shutter, Movie
Shutter Speeds:1/8th-1/4000th (not fixed)
File Formats:JPEG (stills), MOV (movies)
LCD:3in, 460k-dot touchscreen
Lens:21mm f/2.8 (equivalent). 4x digital zoom only (no optical zoom; 15.9X maximum digital zoom (in combination with HD Zoom, VGA size))
Sensor:12.1MP back-illuminated 1/2.3in
  1. 1. Casio EXILIM TRYX EX-TR100 review - Features
  2. 2. Design & Performance
  3. 3. Image Quality
  4. 4. Value & Verdict
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