Casio Exilim TR60 Review

Friday, May 22, 2015
Casio recently sent me their latest camera (TR60) from their TR series to try out and review for you guys.. and boy am I excited!

I've been a huge fan of the TR series, which is a series targetted specifically for selfies, and have nothing but praises for it to my friends and readers. Anyone who has taken a selfie with me on my TR150 just loved the photos; I mean, how could they not? You have perfect bright skin and the camera is super compact to bring around (the front facing screen helps, too).
I have had my TR150 for a good while already (around 3 years) and until recently, it was still what I have been taking my selfies with (yes it's still working). Since it's quite an old camera, the specifications obviously isn't as good as what is in the market these days.

First up, I love that the camera comes in 4 gorgeous colours - White, Pink, Turqoise, and Purple. Casio sent me the purple one which was awesome because purple is my favourite colour. Appearance wise, I liked that there were 2 options provided, either plain or glossy (the one I have), and the attention to details like the faceted ring around the lens.

Just like the TR150 I own, the grip of the camera is very comfortable, because of the curved sides . Just for a gauge of the size of the TR60, here is it next to my TR150 as well as my iPhone 5S.

As the TR60 is one of the premium Casio products, it is made in their factory in Japan!

The screen of the TR60 is fully touch screen, and does not work if you use your nails to press on the screen. Also, it has a removable battery that's hidden under the top casing, where you can also slot in the microSD card.

Here are the various other modes available on the TR60

Loved this photo of the flowers I took with the TR60's premium auto mode! No edits on the photo and the colours look uber vibrant!

One interesting addition was the fact that makeup mode is available in the premium auto selection, so as long as your face is detected in a square on the photo, the makeup mode sets in. A new mode added was Make Up Bracketing, which takes 3 photos for you simultaneously, with 3 different skin tones.

Another feature I personally liked was the Selfie Art mode, which can be swtiched on by double tapping on the side of the camera (above the shutter) between the two raised dots.
My personal favourite is Vivid, but 1:1 mode sets the ratio of the photo to that of a square, which makes it perfect to upload to Instagram.. and brings me to the next point:

Exilim Connect.

Exilim Connect is an app that allows you to transfer your photos from your camera remotely to your device via Wifi. For the longest of time, I have been using a Wifi memory card to transfer my photos to my phone, but it saps a huge amount of battery when I use it (since it turns the connection on all the time) and the memory card isn't exactly cheap as well. With the Exilim Connect app, you can choose only to turn on the Wifi connection when you are ready to send photos over to your device.

There is also an autosend function which will (as it says) automatically send the images to your phone without you having to manually select which ones you want.

If you don't want to turn on the automatic sending, of course feel free to select only the photos you want on your phone.

Some test shots and photo comparisons:

Make Up 12, Skin Tone 0, Selfie Art Vivid

Make Up 6, Skin Tone 0, Selfie Art Vivid

Make Up 6, Skin Tone 0, Premium Auto Mode

Make Up 12, Skin Tone 0, Indoor with natural light

Make Up 6, Skin Tone 0, In car with naural light

Skin Tone 0, In car with natural light

In short,

The Good
Compact and light
Great for selfies/wefies
Wifi/Exilim Connect
Flexibility with degree of makeup/skin tone
Wide Angle
Flashlight for dark places
Works well backlit

The Bad
Expensive - $1,299
Pictures slightly grainy when zoomed in

All selfies taken in this post are taken with the TR60, and untouched except for resizing. This post is sponsored and the camera was sent to me for review purposes. 
All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own and not influenced any external influences.

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