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Casio Makes World's Thinnest Rugged Digicam

Gordon Kelly


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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Casio UK


November 19, 2009, 6:35 pm

Now that is a stylish camera. It's like something out of star trek


November 19, 2009, 8:16 pm

Have I be transported to a parallel universe? That thing looks horrible. Not that I'd give a monkeys if it performs.


November 19, 2009, 8:19 pm

Yeah, that's the way i like it. All good but lens is the underwater type?

Anyway Casio rocks!!


November 19, 2009, 11:12 pm

Casio Makes World's Thinnest Rugged Digicam and yet no side on shot?!?

Martin Daler

November 22, 2009, 4:05 pm

Ed, you philistine! In a world of samey-samey looking cameras this Casio stands out. Naturally it won't please everyone, but at least it isn't simply trying to please those same people already catered for by the clones. Anyway, hurry up and answer your own question (please)- does it perform?


November 22, 2009, 5:32 pm

Philistine?! Really? Just because something looks different, doesn't mean it's good. More to the point, it doesn't actually look all that different to every other 'rugged' piece of technology - it's bright, it's chunky. Entirely what I'd expect. We'll answer the performance question when Cliff actually gets his hands on one.

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