Casio announced the release of EX-G1, thin and shock-proof digital camera

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Casio Computer Company announced the release of shock-resistant, water-and dust-proof digital camera EX-G1 - the first in a new line of digital cameras EXILIM G. In the compact slim new camera EX-G1 thickness 19,9 mm combines modern design and reliability. This is a digital camera with a resolution of 12.1 megapixels, it is present interval shooting, and other useful features. With interval shooting, you can automatically take pictures and record video at specified time intervals that can receive images directly during sports activities such as snowboarding or biking.

The camera can withstand repeated falls from height 2.13 meters. By waterproof camera EX-G1 corresponds to 8 th class of protection classification IEC / JIS (equivalent protection IPX8), and it can be used for 60 consecutive minutes underwater at a depth of 3 meters. She also maintains a jet of water in accordance with the 6-m-class protection for the classification of IEC / JIS (equivalent protection IPX6), and it can be dropped directly into the flowing water. The camera also impervious to dust and corresponds to 6 th class of protection classification IEC / JIS (IP6X). Chamber can be used even at a temperature of -10 ° C, but battery life will be less than at normal temperature.

Double-layer design includes impact-resistant outer layer of stainless steel and an inner waterproof layer of polycarbonate, reinforced with fiberglass, which also absorbs shock loads. Strong design elements soften the blow and protect the camera body. This includes protecting the shell polymer outer coating of the shutter button, polymeric ring of the lens and a special holder made of cast zinc.

Main technical characteristics of EX-G1:
  • 1 / 2.3-inch CCD with 12.10 million effective pixels
  • Lens: 11 elements in 9 groups, including aspherical lens; F3, 9 (W) - F5, 4 (T); f = from 6,66 up to 19,98 mm equiv. 35 mm film from 38 to 114 mm
  • Exposure compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV up in increments of 1 / 3 EV
  • Electronic shutter on the CCD, a mechanical shutter, shutter speed of 1 / 2 to 1 / 1250 seconds (from 4 to 1 / 1250 seconds in Night Scene mode)
  • White Balance: Auto WB, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual WB
  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600, ISO3200
  • File Format: JPEG (Exif Version 2.2, DCF 1.0 standard, DPOF compliant), AVI, Motion JPEG, IMA-ADPCM (mono), WAV (mono),
  • Built-in flash memory: 35.7 MB
  • Type of memory card: microSDHC / microSD

Casio Exilim EX-G1 due to go on sale in December for around $ 300.