Casio's Kickstand Point-and-Shoot Is the Ultimate Self-ShooterS

Casio's 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 makes it extra easy with not only a flip around LCD display, but also a built-in stand keeping it propped up in either portrait or landscape modes.

The $450 16.1-megapixel shooter has a few other neat tricks up its sleeve too, like 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. It's also got a decent 12.5x optical zoom, and instead of a lever located around the shutter release, zooming is controlled via a ring around the lens barrel letting you easily zoom in and out while snapping away. 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.

Casio's Kickstand Point-and-Shoot Is the Ultimate Self-ShooterS

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