Casio today unveiled its new EX-G1 shock resistant camera, waterproof, dustproof digital camera. The EX-G1 is the first camera in the company’s Exilim G Series of cameras, it is a sleek 0.78-inch low-profile camera with Casio’s endurance-minded features which includes shock-resistant G-SHOCK, for rugged toughness and practicality, even under severe environmental conditions. It features a body that is made from stainless steel to withstand external shocks while a polycarbonate cover absorbs shocks to the body side near the shutter. It also has a camera’s wrist-strap holder which is made of die-cast zinc to withstand drops while a rotating lock secures the external memory slot cover.
The Toughness Construction of the Exilim EX-G1 includes waterproof performance corresponding to IEC/JIS Protection Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing, and can be used for 60 continuous minutes at a water depth of 10 feet, impervious to dust, with performance corresponding to IEC/JIS Protection Class 6 “IP6X” dustproofing and withstand the coldest of temperature as low as 14 °F.
There is a 2.5-inch LCD display and a 12.1 megapixel sensor for snapping photos and recording videos at 848×480 pixels. It has a non-extending 3X zoom lens ranging from 38-114mm and will hit shelves in December 2009 with an MSRP of $299.99 in the colors of Black and Red.