Casio Tough Exilim EX-G1Hard on the heels of our Exilim H10 review that we published today, Casio announces the next candidate for our testing.

This time it’s the toughest Point & Shooter of their Exilim range, the EX-G1. Capable of making a mockery of water, dirt, snow, fire and brimstone. Just kidding on the last two items but maybe our rigorous testing will come close…

If you plan to do some serious outdoor activities over Christmas, this tough guy can be picked up for a smidgen under 300 buckeroos.

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Some bits from today’s Press Release to whet your appetite:

•    Casio, the company that brought you G-SHOCK®, the world’s toughest watch and G’zOne®, the world’s toughest cell phone, now introduces the company’s toughest camera – the EXILIM G EX-G1, a digital camera that offers endurance engineering as its cornerstone
•    The EX-G1 is the first in the company’s new EXILIM® G brand of digital cameras. With its smart design featuring functional beauty, the EX-G1 delivers Casio’s ENDURANCE specifications in a 0.78” (19.9-mm) low-profile camera
•    The EX-G1 is listed with an MSRP of $299.99 and is scheduled to hit shelves in December 2009
•    The EX-G1 resists the elements of shock, dirt, humidity, snow, temperature and water
•    With the EX-G1, the shock resistant design elements are found in many spots both inside and out, creating a smart look in a slim-line stainless steel frame camera with functional beauty
•    In addition to capturing high resolution 12.1 effective megapixel images, the EX-G1 also features modes such as interval shooting and multi-image capture which utilize the camera’s endurance qualities
•    EXILIM G represents “ENDURANCE” and Casio’s commitment to creating digital cameras suitable for top athletes, heavy industry workers and life adventurers
•    ENDURANCE digital cameras are ideal for individuals who never quit challenging both extreme conditions and their own limits


12.1 effective megapixels
This thin stylish model features a large 2.5-inch monitor with 230,400 dots of high resolution and a non-extending 3X zoom lens ranging from 38-114mm (35 mm film camera equivalent).

Slim-line Design with Toughness Construction
Casio’s core EXILIM strengths are rooted in a slim and sleek design. The EXILIM G EX-G1 provides an eye-catching, cutting-edge design and offers the world’s thinnest profile*1 of 0.78-inch (19.9 mm) (excluding protruding parts) in a shock resistant digital camera.
*1 As of November 18, 2009, based on a Casio survey

Endurance Protection
The EXILIM G EX-G1 features a casing that defies gravity.  The shape of the camera is designed and engineered for versatility.  The configuration is intended to naturally fit the hand as soon as it is picked up.  The pressure sealed case protects the battery and micro SD card while the impact zones guard the digital camera’s monitor, buttons and dials.
Shock Resistant/Water Proof Construction & Design
The EXILIM G EX-G1 is part of the ENDURANCE category of the Casio EXLIM lifestyle series.  The EX-G1 is shock resistant to seven feet, and resists the elements of snow, dirt, humidity, temperature, and water down to three meters, perfect for use in outdoor excursions no matter how extreme the conditions.
Intelligent AF
When the camera is pointed at a desired shot, the Intelligent AF function automatically detects the photo subject even if it is not a human face and determines the focus and exposure area accordingly.

Landscape Mode
This mode is for taking beautiful scenery shots.  Users can choose between the Vivid Landscape option, which enhances only impressive colors or the Mist Removal option, which produces clearer pictures when the atmosphere is misty or hazy.

Interval Mode
This interval shooting function can automatically take still photos or movies at fixed intervals, enabling users to get great shots when engaged in outdoor wildlife or active sports photography such as snowboarding or cycling.

Underwater Best Shot Mode
The new Underwater Best Shot Mode fixes the issue of murky and unclear images taken underwater.  

Advanced Dynamic Photo function
Casio’s original Dynamic Photo function, which creates composite moving images using the camera’s own high-speed image processing technology, now does even more.  When a moving subject is cut out of a number of images and combined with a different still shot that forms the background, the size of the subject can be changed to suit the background image.  Additionally, the Dynamic Photo video can easily be converted in-camera into a motion JPEG movie file.  Moving graphics such as hearts and bouquets of flowers are included so that users can have fun decorating their still images using the Dynamic Photo function.  Casio not only allows users to have fun taking and viewing photos, but also provides innovative new ways for them to create original images, right on the camera.