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Casio shows off rugged 12.1-megapixel camera

Posted at 18 November 2009 22:58 CEST by Randomus

Casio today introduced the 12.1-megapixel EX-G1 digital camera, marketing it as a rugged camera able to endure rough environments, such as water, dust, cold, shock, and being dropped on the ground.

The company is marketing it as the “world’s slimmest shock-resistant digital camera,” with features designed for people who are clumsy or explore the outdoors.  The EX-G1 can reportedly withstand a fall from up to 7 feet due to a two-layer construction, temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, or recording for 60 minutes at a depth of 10 feet underwater.

The EX-G1 camera is just 0.8-inches thick, and weighs only 5.4 ounces.  It has a 2.5-inch LCD with 3X optical zoom, and has a nonextending zoom able to reach 38-114mm lens.  The resin body inside the camera and the stainless steel outer casing offers moderate protection in case the camera is dropped. It also includes a feature to remove mist to help prevent poor photos.
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Other EX-G1 features, however, including various photo capture modes and other regular camera features, are relatively lackluster compared to other cameras in the same price range.

The Casio 12.1-megapixel EX-G1 will be available starting in December for about $300.

As someone who goes hiking and mountain biking often, the ability to have a digital camera able to endure rough conditions is appealing.  I absolutely enjoy taking pictures with my Canon 10.1 Digital EOS Rebel SLR camera, but am afraid to take it on some of my adventures in case I drop it.

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