Casio TRYX

Casio Exilim TRYX front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21mm (F2.8) lens
  • n/ag - 122 x 58 x 15mm
  • Revealed January 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Casio TRYX overview

Casio TRYX is Casio's Ultracompact camera originally introduced on January of 2011. The camera houses a 12MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The TRYX is rated #88 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1073 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check out our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your custom requirements.

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Below is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Casio TRYX Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Casio TRYX based on aspects that are typically viewed as crucial in a camera.

comes with HDMI out
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
great min ISO (100)
screen articulates fully
screen size is good (3 inch)
selfie friendly display
cannot use external flash
does not have headphone support
does not have mic support
does not have Time Lapse recording
fixed focal length (21mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12MP)
manual focus not available
no aperture priority
no image stabilization
no manual control
no phase detect AF
no RAW support
screen has low resolution (461 thousand dots)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor (1/2.3")
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Casio TRYX Sensor specifications

The Casio TRYX is run by the Exilim Engine HS chip. The measurement of the sensor in the Casio TRYX is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture below displays the TRYX's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The TRYX sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.

Casio Exilim TRYX sensor size Photography Glossary

To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio TRYX dimensions

Casio TRYX weighs around 0.00 lbs (g / 0.00 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 122mm x 58mm x 15mm (4.8" x 2.3" x 0.6"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Casio TRYX is lighter compared with its competitors.

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Below is a visual of the Casio TRYX alongside a soda so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Casio Exilim TRYX dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the TRYX.

Casio Exilim TRYX topview buttons dials

Casio TRYX Lens specifications

The TRYX has a built in lens and a fixed focal length of 21mm which means you do not have the luxury to zoom.

At the widest 21mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 which will be rather slow and not great in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting which results in noisy files.

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Casio TRYX Connectivity

The TRYX has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy photos and in some cases change camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Certain applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.

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Casio TRYX Video specifications

The maximum video quality in the Casio TRYX is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance for quality and file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone port so you have no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look into a different camera should you need good sound in your video clips.

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Casio TRYX Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing in the Casio TRYX so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Casio TRYX Display and Viewfinder

The Casio TRYX is equipped with a 3 inch fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.

The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos when needed. Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Casio TRYX are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are rather useful.

Casio TRYX Shutter specifications

The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Casio TRYX Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Casio TRYX includes neither inbuilt flash nor external flash ability.

Casio TRYX Autofocus specifications

Casio TRYX includes just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & precise compared with Contrast Based focusing.

Casio TRYX has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful for low light situations or you need more exact control on focus.

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Casio TRYX Battery life

The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest possible (320) battery life for this range of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:

Casio TRYX for different kinds of photography

The following illustration provides a analysis of the Casio TRYX for different kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Casio TRYX

The Casio TRYX receives a points tally of 21 which is low, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos and option to work with external lighting.

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lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Casio TRYX Street photography highlights

Getting a moderate points tally of 58, the Casio TRYX is reasonably suited to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

Photography Glossary
screen can move to multiple angles
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Casio TRYX as a Sports photography camera

A low sports photography points total of 17 suggests the Casio TRYX is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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fixed focal length (21mm)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF

Casio TRYX Travel photography features

Size is extremely critical in selecting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Casio TRYX gets a modest 56 for a travel camera which makes it fairly acceptable to buy for your vacations.

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display is selfie friendly
no Time Lapse recording
MP count low (12 megapixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

Casio TRYX Landscape photography information

For anybody planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Casio TRYX at it's low score of 28 for a landscape camera is not really acceptable within the current marketplace.

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decent sized screen (3")
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (21mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no manual control
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode

Casio TRYX Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Casio TRYX is a very decent fit for vlogging as it comes to a above average score of 62.

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display is selfie friendly
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
missing external microphone jack

Casio TRYX Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the TRYX, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Ultracompact.

The diagram down below will give you a bird's eye view of the TRYX versus it's top ranked rivals suggested above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Casio Exilim TRYX
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Exilim Engine HS
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
21mm (1x)
Highest aperture
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
3 inch
Resolution of display
461 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Display technology
Super Clear TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
1/8 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 432 x 320 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Mic support
Headphone support
Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Physical dimensions
122 x 58 x 15mm (4.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Pricing at launch