Casio Exilim EX-G1 – Test Sample Arrived

A few months ago Casio Exilim Ex-G1 has unveiled a new outdoor compact camera. I had already in November reported the ex-G1. Now, Casio has given the opportunity to test the camera itself for over a month at me. This week, the test specimen has arrived! There’s the first quick impressions of the camera now once.

Only the packaging of the Casio Exilim Ex-G1 is striking with their eight-sided design. Includes in addition to the camera:

  • a lithium ion battery
  • a battery charger with power cord
  • a carrying strap
  • Screw additional protection items with various (spare)
  • a USB cable
  • an AV cable
  • as well as software and manual

The Exilim EX-G1 feels high quality and good grip at the first contact. It lies well in the hand and thanks makes the very flat design not so chunky figure as my Olympus µ tough-8000.

The various control elements are quite clear and well operated. However, I miss a setting wheels for the most common recording programs.

Due to its compact dimensions, does the EX-G1 with microSD or microSDHC memory card, internal memory but also has a small (35.7 MB). Access to the compartment is on the side of actuation of the Rotary wheel. The USB connection is hiding under the waterproof cover. Unfortunately Casio set how it looks on a proprietary connection format rather than a universal mini USB port. This bothered me already with my Olympus camera.

Casio the camera attaches two guards. By attaching one of these protective parts (the second serves as a substitute) on the side of the EX-G1 should be better protected against damage, if it even falls to the ground. Looks cool though and she wears with certainly protecting the camera at, but after Murphy’s law will ever in a crash landing the “unprotected” corner on the floor.

Here again the technical properties of the Casio Exilim EX-G1 in the overview:

  • Shock – and impact-resistant up to a height of 2.13 m
  • Waterproof up to 3 m
  • Dust-proof
  • Cold-resistant to-10 ° C
  • 12.1 million effective pixels
  • 3 x optical zoom
  • 6.4 cm (2.5-inch) TFT colour display
  • Weight approx. 154 g (including battery and memory card)

The first impression of the Casio Exilim EX-G1 is ever positive in any case. The next weeks will show how the camera in practice (hard) proves.