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Casio Exilim EX-G1 12.1 MP Slim-line Endurance Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)

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  • Ruggedized against shock, dirt, snow, low temperatures, water, and humidity
  • Multi-coated lens is water-repellent and prevents light reflection
  • 12.1-megapixel resolution; 3x optical zoom
  • Advanced Dynamic Photo function; BEST SHOT function
  • Interval shooting function automatically takes still photos or movies at fixed intervals
  • Capture images and video to microSD, microSD /HC memory cards(not included)
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

Casio Exilim EX-G1 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black EX-G1BK Digital Cameras

From the Manufacturer

The Casio Exilim EX-G1 shock-resistant, waterproof, dustproof digital camera is the first in the company's new Exilim G brand of digital cameras. With its smart design featuring functional beauty, the EX-G1 embodies Casio's endurance-minded features and specifications in a sleek 0.78-inch low-profile camera.

The EX-G1 is designed with shock-resistant elements throughout the camera, both inside and out, creating a smart look in a slim-line 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. The interval shooting function can automatically take still photos or movies at fixed intervals, enabling users to capture great shots while engaged in active sports such as snowboarding or cycling.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 digital camera highlights

Through rigorous testing, the EX-G1 has been designed and created with a shock-resistant shell which passes drop tests including multiple falls from seven feet. Featuring a two-layer construction with a stainless steel outer-casing, the EX-G1 inner body withstands shock and water damage. The camera's intelligent design is constructed with a resin cover to protect the body side near the shutter and a resin lens ring to protect the lens.

The technologically-advanced design features waterproof performance and corresponds to IEC/JIS Protection Class 8 (IPX8) and Protection Class 6 (IPX6) equivalent waterproofing. The EX-G1 can be used at depths up to nine feet for 60 continuous minutes. Water will not penetrate the camera even when directly sprayed with jets of water from every direction. Capable of withstanding temperatures as low as 14 degrees F, Casio's EX-G1 boldly captures images where any adventurer goes.

Casio Exilim G1 Highlights

Slim-line Design with Toughness Construction

Shock Resistance
The Exilim EX-G1 offers the world's thinnest profile of .78 inch (excluding protruding parts) in a shock-resistant digital camera. The camera passed multiple drop tests of seven feet based on Casio's own standard.

The EX-G1 offers waterproof and dustproof performance corresponding with IEC/JIS Protection Class 6 (IPX6) equivalency, and can be used for 60 continuous minutes at a water depth of three meters. It also withstands water jets based on IEC/JIS Protection Class 8 "IPX8," and can be directly rinsed under running water.

Withstanding ever the coldest of temperatures, the EX-G1 endures through temperatures as low as 14 degrees F.

Shock resistant/waterproof construction and design

The outer body of the EX-G1 is made from stainless steel to withstand external shocks while a polycarbonate cover absorbs shocks to the body side near the shutter. The camera's wrist-strap holder is made of die-cast zinc to withstand drops while a rotating lock secures the external memory slot cover. For additional protection, the EX-G1 comes with two types of detachable protectors to absorb shocks.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 digital camera highlights
The EX-G1 is built to deliver stunning photos in even the most extreme conditions.
Internal construction
The waterproof inner body of the camera is made from polycarbonate reinforced with fiberglass while a buckle-lock construction is added to absorb impact, using fewer screws to secure the inner body. Additionally, the camera's frame comes equipped with speaker and microphone filters to prevent water from penetrating the camera.

To prevent damage to the camera's lens, a resin ring as been added around the glass casing to ease shocks to the lens area. With the addition of a reinforced, glass lens cover, the EX-G1 is tooled with a multi coating that is water-repellent and prevents light reflection from ruining pictures. To further protect the camera from impact, high-performance damping material has been added to protect the lens unit from external shocks.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 digital camera highlights
LCD panel
The acrylic plate to protect the LCD from water pressure and shocks is 1.5 times thicker than conventional point-and-shoot cameras. The LCD panel features a resin mount to ease shocks to the LCD panel area.

BEST SHOT functions befitting a waterproof, shock-resistant camera

Interval shooting
The interval shooting function allows users to automatically take still photos or movies at fixed intervals while engaged in action sports such as cycling, snowboarding, and wind surfing. With the EX-G1, users can take powerful photos from inside the action, the kind which are usually almost impossible to capture. The shooting interval can be set at 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 3 minutes, and the capture time for movies may be set at 3, 10, 20, or 30 minutes.

Great for a variety of outdoor photography scenes
The BEST SHOT function enables users to take beautiful photos just by selecting the desired subject scene. The EX-G1 includes additional BEST SHOT settings suitable for various outdoor situations, such as "snow" and "beach" scene settings, which automatically adjust to prevent subject underexposure due to the brightness of snow or sun. There is also an "underwater" setting to control the tendency of underwater photos to come out looking too blue.

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).

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.

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.

Wide Screen Movies
The camera also features a wide format (16:9) Movie function. Just press the dedicated Movie button to take beautiful movies at 848x480 pixels.

What's in the Box
  • Exilim EX-G1 digital camera
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • lithium ion battery charger
  • AC power cord
  • USB cable
  • AV cable, strap
  • CD-ROM

Product Information

Product Dimensions 4.1 x 0.8 x 2.5 inches
Item Weight 5.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds
Item model number EX-G1BK
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 126 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #21,617 in Camera & Photo
#377 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Underwater Photography > Cameras
#2,353 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at November 9, 2009

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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I'm very impressed with the EX-G1. I've been a long time user of Casio camera products, until an unfortunate camera meets water incident in the Caribbean forced me to buy a Nikon S3 which as performed well for several years, until it died. I bought a Pentax Optio WS-80 and was not impressed, neither with the cheap plastic feel, nor the quality of the photos. Blue sky almost always looked like cloudy sky. So, with Casio's new introduction of the EX-G1, I was intrigued to find out if the almost twice the cost as compared to the WS-80 was worth it. Jumping to the conclusion... yes, it's worth every penny. Here are things I like, and don't like. Slim design. Precision operation of controls. Interval shooting can be set to 10sec, 30 sec, 1min, 3min, and can record photos for 3, 10, 20, 30 minutes. The display can remain on during interval shooting, or you can configure it to be off (presumably to save battery power). The WS-80 didn't have a display on/off option, and the interval settings may be slightly more flexible, but it's insignificant. I also like the video record button, which with one press, starts filming. Casio's Best Shot mode is also accessed with a single button press. The WS-80 has the battery, memory, and USB port under a single cover, which was quite flimsy such that I believe a bad drop would render the camera less than waterproof. The EX-G1 has two compartments. The battery compartment has a substantial and solid stainless steel door that takes quite a bit of effort to get open; a butter knife might come in handy. Perhaps in time it will operate more easily. The memory and USB compartment is accessed via a thumb knob that pops open the compartment cover.Read more ›
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Color: Red Verified Purchase
The Casio Exilim EX-G1 comes out of the box as a rugged and ready to go camera. Its build is sturdy, and although a little bit heavier than my previous camera (Nikon Coolpix S55), its slim profile more than makes up for it. Aesthetically, the red color version is beautiful and the aluminum casing makes it feel indestructible despite its small size.

I had no troubles opening the battery or memory card compartments. The instructions are clear and simple enough on the quick start guide that the full manual isn't necessary unless you need more detailed info (FYI, the full manual does come with the camera, it's just loaded on the CD, as opposed to a hard copy). The battery took roughly an hour and a half to fully charge. The user interface is friendly, and the navigation buttons are intuitive and well designed.

The Best Shot options, the alternative to Nikon's "Scenes," are plenty and quite nifty - including ones I've never seen before, like the Ebay and Dynamic modes. The EX-G1 also allows for adjustment of flash intensity, which makes it a plus when a standard intensity level simply doesn't cut it for the different environments the camera is so well suited for. The picture quality, in both color and filtered modes, is comparable to my Nikon, which I thought was great for its price. The movie recording mode works quite well with good contrast and a relatively high resolution. There're quite a few features that I haven't yet figured out how to work, but so far, the EX-G1 hasn't disappoint!
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This camera is not waterproof as advertised. It has 2 compartments. One is for the battery, the other for the memory card. The door to the battery compartment requires 2 hands to open. The door to the memory card compartment opens seemingly on its own. It is a knob with little cogs located in very close proximity to most of the other controls for the camera that evidently turns easily without the user being aware. Unfortunately it opened the second time we had the camera in the water. This occurred while we were on our honeymoon and as a result we lost the pictures we had taken thus far and were left without the camera we had purchased expressly for the trip.

Casio refused to do anything for us stating that it was due to operator error. We were told that we "must have opened the compartment door." Why we would have intentionally opened the compartment door prior to entering the water is beyond me. We are now out $300, a camera and many pictures that cannot be replaced. Up until the time this occured we were very excited about the camera and had been showing it off and talking it up to family and friends. Now we are left with a very poor opinion of Casio, their products and their customer service.

I see that others have had the same experience with this camera in th short time since its release. This indicates to me a design flaw in the location/mechanism for the compartment door. It is my belief that Casio should do the right thing, admit they have a problem and compensate those of us who purchased their camera in good faith expecting a quality product that would serve us for the purposes for which it was advertised.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I got this camera as a Christmas gift and I was worried about the lack of reviews that were available. Anyways I decided to get this camera and take my chances. I chose to get a weatherproof camera because my last point and shoot camera that had lasted me for 3 years broke as soon as I dropped it in the sand. I needed a camera that I could take with me while I do everything and that would not break as soon as some water was spilled on it. I just got back from my ski trip and it was about 5 degrees and snowing and they had the snow makers on as well. I took my camera out of my pocket and took a video while skiing down a slope, by the end of the slope the camera was COVERED in ice and snow. I thought it was going to freeze and probably break my camera. I tried to get the ice off then I put it back in my pocket. When I checked back up on my camera it was fine and worked perfectly well. It didn't even loose a single block of charge on the battery indicator. I was so proud of my camera's performance that I thought I would share it with other people that are thinking about buying this camera. So as far as the rugidness goes, this camera is great and well worth the money.

Quality: I use a Canon DSLR for 90% of my shooting, so for me I was really worried about the quality and the need to use flash once again. After putting all of the Christmas day photos up on my computer to be edited using Photoshop's Lightroom (one of the best and easiest tools to edit, and well worth the money) I could tell which photos were taken with the Casio ex-g1 and the canon xsi. However after some simple editing like red-eye and brightness and contrast the photos surprising look amazingly similar. Honestly for some of the photos I CANNOT tell which camera took the photo.
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