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Casio Exilim EX-G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and value for money are generally positive. The design and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and zoom. There are some mixed reviews about the sensor and water proof.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Casio Exilim EX-G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Casio EX-G1 review

 

Feel free to jump at this camera and put it through the wringer – no worries, it can take it. [...]

in biking, skiing, swimming, surfing, roller blading – all those situations when you may have always wished you had a camera, but you didn’t want to bring one because the risk of damage was too high. In the U.S., at least, Casio’s little pixel juggler...

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Casio Exilim G EX-G1

 

The $229.99 (list) 12.1-megapixel Casio Exilim G EX-G1 is surprisingly slim and attractive for a ruggedized camera that can shoot underwater and survive drops up to 7 feet. With a hotrod red paint job and lines worthy of a stealth fighter plane, this...

Low price for a ruggedized camera. Thin, attractive build. Waterproof up to 10 feet. Can survive drops up to 7 feet. Can operate in temperatures as low as 14ºF

Soft images. No protective lens cover. Slow recycle times between shots. Dated user interface

The Casio Exilim G EX-G1 offers a ruggedized build in a surprisingly slim, compact body, but image quality isn't this shooter's strong suit.

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Casio Exilim EX-G1

 

Snowboarders, snorkelers, and rock climbers, listen up: The ruggedized Casio Exilim EX-G1 point-and-shoot digital camera is a worthy companion for your next outdoor adventure. That's assuming, of course, you don't snowboard in weather colder than 14...

Practically no shutter lag for one-off shots ; Withstands drops, water, and cold temperatures

Takes MicroSD/MicroSDHC cards rather than SD/SDHC ; Hard to operate with big hands or gloves ; Very slow shot-to-shot lag

The Casio Exilim EX-G1 is certainly rugged--but you're paying more for durability, not great images.

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Casio Exilim G EX-G1 review

 

Casio's Exilim G EX-G1 camera made a solid enough first impression with us when we got our hands on it in January, but we've now had a chance to use it a fair bit more both indoors and out, and reach some firmer conclusions about it. The short verdict...

Stylish, eye-catching design ; More compact than other rugged cameras ; Stands up against the elements

Mediocre photo and video quality ; No lens cover ; Tricky to remove battery

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Casio Exilim EX-G1 (Black)

 

The Casio Exilim EX-G1 costs about $300, and it's clear that most of that cost is for its ruggedized body, which allows you to take photos and video where you can't use a regular camera. The ultracompact 12-megapixel camera can withstand a 7-foot drop...

Rugged construction; low shutter lag.

Photo quality is merely OK; long shot-to-shot times; slightly over-designed.

The Casio Exilim EX-G1 is a good snapshot camera built to take a beating, but its photos and shooting features are nothing special.

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Casio Exilim EX-G1 Digital Camera Review

 

The Exilim EX-G1 is a slim camera that can shoot in tough conditions. However, we were not impressed with the image quality.

The Exilim EX-G1 is a small, stylish and tough camera: it is just 0.78 inches thick, but can take images at up to 33 feet down, and at temperatures of down to 14 degrees farenheight (about -10 celsisus).

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Casio Exilim EX-G1 Review

 

Casio has unleashed its "tough-man", a rugged, take anywhere, compact model known modestly as the G1. This tough looking camera is ready for any adventure and according to Casio it can take a licking and keep on clicking. Casio claims that the new G1...

Waterproof, Weather resistant, Shock-proof, new interval modes ; powerful REC light, compact and easy to carry, good battery life ; Competitively priced ; Cons ; It is slow from shot to shot, The battery compartment is unnecessarily difficult to...

It is slow from shot to shot, The battery compartment is unnecessarily difficult to open,some moisture did get in the storage card compartment in the underwater test ; Bottom Line ; The Casio Exlim EX-G1 was fun to test, how often do you get to drop...

The Casio Exlim EX-G1 was fun to test, how often do you get to drop acamera? It was tough and did its job with attitude. In the end it hasshown itself worthy. Read more in our

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Review: Casio Exilim EX-G1 camera

 

The Casio Exilim EX-G1 is certainly rugged--but you're paying more for durability, not great images.

Taking the battery out, on the other hand, is quite a hassle—especially if you have big hands. Casio includes a special tool for prying open the battery compartment; but even with said tool, the compartment requires some dexterity to open

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Casio Exilim EX-G1

 

With a 7-foot shock resistance guarantee, waterproof and freezeproof qualities under certain conditions and a cost of about $300, the Casio Exilim EX-G1 allows you to take photos and video where you can't use a regular camera. The ultra compact...

Rugged, tough construction ; Low shutter lag

Photo quality is merely OK ; Long shot-to-shot times ; Over designed

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Casio EX-G1

 

The Casio Exilim EX-G1 is both beauty and the beast: it's a small, thin camera that can fit into a pocket, but also one that can shoot in extreme conditions. But while this camera can take a lickin', but keep on clickin', we were not that impressed...

The EX-G1 is a small camera, at just 0.78 inches thick. It fits well into the hand, with a small raised ridge on the front giving something to hold onto. And the camera certainly feels tough, as it can cope with water to a depth of 33 feet,...

Product Specifications

Casio's EX-G1 is designed with style and endurance to last the elements of the ages, and the lifestyle elements of endurance - shock, dirt, humidity, temperature, snow, water proof. With the EX-G1, users can take powerful time lapse photography, the kind which is 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, enabling users to get great shots when an event changes over time such as in nature, science, and even sports.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Casio NP-80

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:microSD Card / microSDHC Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.5in
Weight:5.4oz
Width:4.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Casio Computer
Model:EX-G1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Casio EXILIM G

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.9-5.4
Max Focal Length:19.98mm
Min Focal Length:6.66mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red
Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO 1600 / ISO 3200 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera
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