Casio is not always the first name you think of when you’re shopping for a digital camera, but occasionally the company comes up with a neat feature that might have you reconsidering that Nikon or Canon. Such is the case with its new Exilim EX-ZR1000, which comes with a flip-around LCD display and a built-in stand that props it up in either portrait or landscape modes.
The $US450 16.1MP shooter has a few other neat tricks up its sleeve too, including a motion-activated shutter release that lets you trigger a two-second countdown by simply waving at the camera, and a dedicated mode dial that’s rare on a point-and-shoot camera. It also has a decent 12.5x optical zoom, and zoom is controlled by a ring around the lens barrel instead of a traditional lever around the shutter release.
If you’ve been looking for a better way to snap profile pics for Facebook or Twitter and don’t mind a little overkill, you’ll be able to get your hands on the Exilim EX-ZR1000 come November.