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Casio Makes World's Thinnest Rugged Digicam

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Casio Makes World's Thinnest Rugged Digicam

Finally, proof you can build a ‘ruggedised' camera without creating something that looks like the back end of a bus...

The Casio ‘EX-G1' has today been formally announced for Europe and becomes the world's thinnest shock proof (from 7ft) digital camera. That translates to just 19.9mm thick, includes waterproofing (to three metres) and I think it looks rather fetching.

You won't be short changed with the internals either since Casio has equipped the EX-G1 with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, intelligent autofocus, ‘Best shot' multi-shot mode, video recording in a curious 848 x 480 resolution and a 2.5in LCD with impressive 960 x 240 pixels. Memory is a bit stingy at just 35.7MB internal, but as there is the ubiquitous microSD/SDHC slot it isn't like you weren't going to buy a memory card anyway...

Furthermore the EX-G1 Is good for a claimed 300 shots on a single charge making it as practical as it is sturdy. It is available in black and red finishes with an in-time-for-Chrimbo release date, so naturally the one fly in the ointment is the £279 RRP (especially with a $299 RRP). Still, if you have the means it could prove ideal for the more butter-fingered members of the family.

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