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.

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“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.

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