New quietly revealed cameras: Casio EX-TR150, QV-R200 (tape delayed: EX-FC200, EX-Z3000)
While some manufacturers are expanding into the digital camera market with new mirrorless systems and designs, Casio has been retreating the last couple of years, trending downwards towards the mid-level and entry-level of P&S cameras.
Casio EX-TR150 aka 2nd-generation Tryx
The first generation "Tryx" was the TR-100. The second-generation is the TR-150. It retains its rather unique twisty camera design. Details at Casio International and by this Casio sponsored blog-post campaign with a blogger in Singapore (part #1 and part #2).
Announced in mid-April in Europe, and continuing (in name only), the old Casio QV-series naming scheme is the new QV-R200, the definition of a basic P&S digital camera. Details at Casio International and Casio Europe. Notice once again that the zoom ratios are "growing", even this basic camera has a 5X lens, running further away from the 1x of smartphones.
The above two have been retroactively added to the New Cameras of 2012 reference page, under mid-April 2012.
This one appears to have been press released in October 2011, but I found no reference of it on this blog. The EX-FC200 is the continuation of the EX-FC-series which were one of the first models with the speedy backlit 1/2.x" CMOS sensors. Since then, many more manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon, diminishing the uniqueness of the EX-FC-series. But they do continue to pursue the niche of golf photography swing analysis. Or something like that.
Details at Casio International.
The 2011 cameras have been retro-actively added to their proper dates in the Cameras of 2011 reference page.
A big thanks to @aafuss for the alerts!