Summary: The Casio Exilim EX-G1 is not a camera for serious photographers – and it isn’t meant to be. It’s a point-and-shoot for having fun, mostly outdoors, mostly under conditions where you don’t want to carry a serious camera with you: when you go rock climbing, mounta in biking, skiing, swimming,...
Summary: The Casio EX-G1 does what it says on the tin – it's rugged, freezeproof, waterproof, dustproof, shock resistant and ever-so-slim. But while it excels in the rough-handed department, it's let down by a relatively low-spec, not a wide enough angle lens and, ultimately, so-so image quality.
Pros: Slim body makes for unobtrusive pocketing, ruggedness
Cons: Body too slim for comfortable use, 38mm lens not wide, image quality, electronic anti-shake
Summary: Casio has unleashed its "tough-man", a rugged, take anywhere, compact model known modestly as the G1. This tough looking camera is ready for any adventure and according to Casio it can take a licking and keep on clicking.
Excerpt: If you want a camera for the beach, hiking or nights out on the tiles, a rugged, waterproof camera makes a lot of sense. In the last year this sector of the market has blossomed, with most of the big manufacturers releasing models.