For a roving photographer or for an adventure sportsperson, the ideal camera is one that is able to withstand harsh conditions and occupies least space in the rucksack. Casio, known for its rugged G-Shock series devices, has launched a rugged digital camera, dubbed Casio Exilim EX-G1, which is ideally suited for outdoor photography. Casio EX-G1 will also be the flagship model of the upcoming Exilim G brand digital camera series.
Casio Exilim EX-G1 features
Shock resistant design
The 0.78-inch thin Casio EX-G1 digital camera is touted to be the thinnest shock resistant digital camera in the world. According to Casio, EX-G1 is currently the world’s toughest camera. The outer casing as well as the inner body of this latest Casio digital camera is designed to withstand shock, dust, extreme temperature and water pressure. The body of the camera is wrapped with two layers of stainless steel. The shock resistant design of the camera will prevent it from shattering after dropping from a height of seven feet, not once but repeatedly. However, your clumsy handling of the camera will reduce the lifetime of Casio EX-G1’s battery.
Besides withstanding fall, Casio EX-G1 can also endure water pressure. This waterproof camera could tolerate water pressure up to a depth of 10 feet for up to an hour. The waterproof cover of the camera will obstruct water from penetrating the camera’s body, even when jets of water are sprayed directly on the camera from all directions. You can even use this Casio camera for snapping pictures when the outdoor temperature drops to -10 degree Celsius.
Casio Exilim EX-G1 is a 12.1-megapixel high-resolution camera. To enable users to capture fast action scenes, such as wind surfing or snowboarding, Casio Exilim EX-G1 boasts an interval shooting feature. With this feature, you can adjust your camera setting to snap stills or shoot videos automatically at preset intervals. Are you unsure which camera setting is best for snow, beach or underwater scenes? The Best Shot function of Casio EX-G1 will automatically adjust the camera setting to produce the best picture in different outdoor conditions. EX-G1 also comes with a 2.5-inch LCD display for photo and video review, 3x zoom lens and intelligent auto focus.
Price and availability
Casio Exilim EX-G1 will be available from December in black and red colors. It will cost $299.99.