The Casio EX-G1 digital point-and-shoot camera looks different from other cameras. The right-hand side is at an angle, it has built-in indentations for easy handling. But that’s not the biggest difference, it’s not just ergonomics. This camera is tough. It’s designed to be shock-proof enough to handle a 7-foot drop. On to concrete. More than once. If you’re like me, that’s a great feature. I’ve broken a lot of cameras (and phones, and other devices) by dropping them. I’m not seven feet tall, but those drops take their toll.
It’s also waterproof, able to handle being fully submerged up to 3 meters for an hour. Drop your camera in a puddle or gutter in a rain storm, or in a stream on a hike? No problem. Dust also doesn’t phase this camera, it’s great for those trips to the desert. If you’re a skier or just like to take pictures outside in the winter, it’s good down to at least 14 degrees fahrenheit.
It has a 12 megapixel sensor, a 4x zoom that starts at a not-very-wide 38mm, shoots standard definition movies with sound, and has a 2.5″ LCD that has a thicker protective cover than most to keep out the elements.
There are quite a few small buttons, great if you have really small, nimble fingers. It is small, easy to hold, and for sure sturdy. The unusual shape actually adds to the handling ability and ergonomics. It’s available in red or black.
The Casio EX-G1 can be purchased from Bel Air Camera.
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