Casio EXILIM EX-G1 – Slimmest Shock-resistant Digital Camera

Casio EXILIM EX-G1RD rugged camera

Casio EXILIM EX-G1RD rugged camera

Casio announced the new EX-G1, which is the first model in the company’s new EXILIM G line. The G1 is shock-resistant, waterproof, dustproof digital camera and measures just 0.78-inch, making it the world’s slimmest shock-proof camera.

Casio EXILIM EX-G1BK rugged camera

The EX-G1 features a 12.1 Megapixel CCD image sensor, a 3x optical zoom lens, 4x digital zoom, ISO up to 3200, a 2.5-inch LCD display, and a microSD/SDHC card slot. The rugged camera is able to record 848×480 video at 30fps and is capable of 3fps high speed shooting.

Casio EXILIM EX-G1 rugged camera back

The EXILIM EX-G1 is designed with shock-resistant elements throughout the camera, both inside and out. It’s outer body is made from stainless steel to withstand external shocks while a polycarbonate cover absorbs shocks to the body side near the shutter. 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. Also, a resin ring has been added to protect the lens and acrylic plate is added to protect the LCD from water pressure.

The Casio EXILIM EX-G1 will be released in December 2009 for $299.99. It comes in Red and Black.