Summary: I have had this camera for about 3 years now. Its been kayaking, fishing, out in the snow, hiking, biking and on and on. I've literally stuck the thing on the end of my walking stick to take pictures of fish and crawdad. I've swam with it and taken some great video underwater. I've dropped it many times and finally had to superglue some pieces back in place but...it still takes pictures. I've never had trouble with the knob on the card door.
Summary: Casio was one of the first one on the rugged segment and still among the best. I used it in an aquarium (with some fear the first time) then in a river, in the red sea, and even inside a full pint of beer. Result is always good. It lasts well in cold climate, due to the rather small screen also. I lost it at a party on a sandy beach and found it the following dusk in the sand. No trouble, nothing came inside.
Summary: This camera survived several firefights and a couple nearby explosions during a year long deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Most of my buddies went through two or three cameras. Only downside is that the controls are not very intuitive.
Summary: The Exilim EX-G1, a camera that does not float but occasionally gets home sick. I dropped this camera in the water in Cayucous, CA and it was washed away with the tide in mid August, 2011. On September 7th it washed up on the beach to be found by a local couple that happened to walk by. They found a picture on the SD card an invoice with our address and name. The couple sent us a letter asking if it was our camera.
Summary: Your not going to find a tougher camera. To make a long story short about a week after I bought this camera( 200 bucks is one hell of a deal for this thing by the way ) this camera and I went for a wild ride across interstate 94. We rolled over five times, only a few things made it out of the vehicle intact.
Summary: I took this camera (with no case at all) on a caving tip, it fell in mud and sand got wet and dropped, never had a problem, filmed everything, best camera i have ever bought, if rugged is what you want this is the camera to get
Great camera - shockproof/waterproof (not indestructible)
23 April 2011
Summary: Shockproof/waterproof? Who would intentionally subject a camera to conditions that test those features? This camera isn't indestructible. Are you going to find a camera for less than $200 that is indestructible? The Casio EX-G1 does a GREAT job of being what it actually is -- a compact camera that you can feel comfortable subjecting to conditions such as rain, snow, the hands of young children, etc. It is a camera that is likely to survive accidents.
Summary: Exelent product, i used on the water and the image was soo good. The pic is soo clean and the camera works good too. Estetics desing is pretty, confortable to take the pics and you can used easer.
Summary: This is a camera that you don't worry about taking with you, no matter where you're going. I also have a cannon dslr that I try and take good care of, so I keep it out of potentially hazardous situations; not this one. Snowboarding, sailing, snorkeling, atving, mountain biking; it can go anywhere that you can, except scuba diving. Picture quality is good. Design is alright. It is the toughness that really takes the cake though.