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, surfing, roller blading – all those situations when you may have always wished you had a camera, but you didn’t want to bring one because the risk of damage was too high.
Excerpt: The Casio EX-G1 is Casio’s first ruggedised compact. Freezeproof, waterproof, dustproof and shock resistant, but what are the pictures like? The What Digital Camera Casio EXILIM EX-G1 review finds...
Summary: With the EX-G1 Casio can target not only adventure/outdoor types who might need a small and light camera with survivability in adverse conditions, but also Joe Average who can take it to Disneyland on a rainy day and not have to worry about Splash Mountain soaking its circuits. This camera is slim and trim, well built and simple to operate - auto shooting modes are all there is.
Pros: Waterproof, shock and cold resistant, Good shutter lag and AF performance, Many user inputs for image adjustment, Good ergonomics for gloved use (within reason on the gloves)
Cons: No printed user's guide, No stabilization, Average ISO performance at best
Excerpt: 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. Casio claims that the new G1 is waterproof, dust proof, freezeproof and shock resistant (at 7ft.). They are calling it their "Endurance" camera. Are they right? We shall see, we shall see.
Excerpt: For those who like their gadgets small, slim and ever so slightly fiddly - in contrast to an exterior toughness - there's the 12.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD incorporating Casio Exilim EX-G1, resembling a conventional point-and-shoot pocket camera that's had a fight with a compactor.