Casio’s new 1.9-megapixel camera is designed to be used in the dark

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Casio has announced the Exilim FR110H, a new rugged action camera with a 1.9-megapixel sensor. Yep, we’re nearly into 2017 and people are still releasing cameras with less resolution than the original iPhone. But Casio has its reasons — fewer pixels means bigger pixels, all other things being equal, which should make for better low-light performance. And the FR110H is designed entirely around nighttime shooting, capturing 1080p video or stills at a maximum ISO of 51200.

Granted, the sensor itself is a small 1/2.8-inch type, and the 20mm-equivalent lens is just f/2.8, so Casio has clearly elected not to follow more traditional ways for cameras to gather more light. The samples on the official website don’t look particularly beautiful,…

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