Casio has announced the first model of its new EXILIM G brand of rugged digital cameras, named as Casio Exilim EX-G1 (dustproof, waterproof, freezeproof and shock-resistant), which the company claims as the world’s slimmest shock-resistant digital camera with just 0.78 inch thick, featuring a stainless steel body to withstand external shocks, ideal for top athletes and adventurers who always challenging extreme conditions.


“Whether it is the lifestyle that you have chosen or your career path that requires you to carry a camera tough enough to endure life’s elements, the EXILIM G EX-G1 offers an endurance level that will withstand the demands of your daily routine,” said Toshi Iguchi, senior general manager at Casio’s Digital Imaging Division. “The EX-G1, Casio’s toughest camera to date, is a prime example of Casio’s constant devotion to creating cameras to accommodate all levels of photographers.”

Unique features of Casio Exilim EX-G1:

  • 12.1 megapixel 1/2.3 inch CCD image sensor
  • 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,400 dots of high-resolution
  • Non-extending 3X optical zoom lens ranging from 38-114mm (35 mm film camera equivalent)
  • Interval shooting function enables users to automatically take photo shoots or movies at fixed intervals while engaged in action sports like cycling, snowboarding and wind surfing
  • BEST SHOT function allows users to capture beautiful photos by choosing the desired subject scene
  • Intelligent AF automatically detects the photo subject even if it is not a human face and determines the focus and exposure area accordingly
  • Record wide format (16:9) movie at 848×480 pixels resolution
  • Advanced Dynamic Photo function
  • Two-layer construction with a stainless steel outer-casing
  • Waterproof up to 10 feet for 60 continuous minutes
  • Shock-resistant for drops of up to 7 feet
  • Dustproof performance corresponding to IEC/JIS Protection Class 6 ‘IP6X’ dustproofing
  • Freezeproof withstands ever the coldest of temperatures – as low as 14 °F
  • Available in 2 variants of color – black and sporty red

The new Casio Exilim EX-G1 shock-resistant, waterproof, dustproof digital camera which measures 104 x 64 x 20 mm and weighs in at 124 grams will hit the market in coming December for approximately $300.