The hottest trend in Asia right now is the Casio EX-TR35, which has been dubbed, the “Selfie Camera.” Because taking a good looking, social media worthy selfie is not an easy task. You not only have to stretch your arm out as far as you can reach and press the appropriate button, you have to look good doing so, while trying to angle your camera so that the blemish on your left cheek is remains hidden.

But now for a mere $1300, you can take the perfect selfies with this camera. And who would pay that much for a device that resembles my camera phone? Plenty of people it seems. In Asia, people are clamoring for this little magic camera- which is no surprise since Asia is on the top of TIME magazine’s list for most selfie obsessed.

In my visits to China, portrait sessions were sold on the street, literally. Ladies would come up to you with beautiful albums filled with images of fully made up women dressed and  posing like a model. For only $20, a hairstylist and makeup artist would beautify you, coif you and dress you and you played model for about an hour, leaving with a book of studio portraits of your very own. We just like pictures of ourselves, I suppose. (And yes, I have my own album as well, in case you were wondering…)




How Does the Casio EX-TR35 Help You Take the Perfect Selfie?

1. It can make you look more beautiful with its built in “Make-up Mode.” From Natural mode to Skin Brightening mode, your skin tone can be whatever you want it to be.

2. It has a voice prompting guide to take 5 shot in succession so you can “change poses with each shot just like a model.”

3. Don’t you hate it when you are trying to take a group selfie and someone blinks? No more of that with the “Triple Shot,” which takes three continuous photos to ensure that someone doesn’t ruin your perfect shot.

4. Four different shutter release methods and the ability to control the shutter release via your smartphone. It even has its own stand so you don’t have to stretch your arms out.



The ability to take the perfect selfie is priceless and for around the same price as a Canon 7D or Sony A7, you can take perfect selfies all the time, anywhere, and that in itself worth…well, $1300? Of course, Kai from DigitalRev got his hands on one and released following hands-on review:

What do you think? Or are you already off to purchase one for yourself?

[via Audrey Magazine/DigitalRev]