Casio EX-G1 Review

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Model Name: Casio EXILIM EX-G1 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Model Number: EX-G1
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $300.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-12-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.4 oz (154 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 0.8 in.
(104 x 64 x 20 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 2240 (9.0 MP, Other),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Movie Resolution: 848x480, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30, 15
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.39
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 12.10
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 50 cm
3.9 - 19.7 in
Aperture Range: f/3.9 - f/8.9 (wide) / f/5.4 (tele) - ???
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1250
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: 25 Best Shot scene modes, including Dynamic Photo, Interval Snapshot, Interval Movie, Underwater, Beach, Snow, Multi-motion Image, YouTube Capture Mode, Auto Best Shot, and Voice Recording
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Approx. 0.1 to 2.4m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.1m (T)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC
Memory Included (MB): 35.7
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG w/ IMA-ADPCM
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL):
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-80
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-80 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 300
Notes & Features: Can be used to temperature as low as 14F / -10C. Two-layer body construction with stainless steel outer casing, fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate inner body, die-cast zinc wrist strap holder, multi-coated reinforced glass lens cover, damping material on lens unit, resin-mounted LCD panel with 1.5x normal thickness for acrylic cover plate, and polycarbonate resin shock-absorbers on shutter release side of body and around lens, plus two detachable shock protectors that can be attached to other end of body. Rated to Casio's internal testing as surviving 26 drops from seven feet onto lauan plywood (similar to US MIL-STD-810F standard, but not guaranteed to withstand all shocks, nor retain waterproof performance after a drop). Buckle-locked inner body is waterproof to IEC/JIS Class 8 (IPX8), allows continuous use at 10 foot depth for 60 minutes. Also withstands IEC/JIS Class 6 (IPX 6) test for water jets from all angles, and for dustproofing. Memory card door has rotating locking mechanism. Speaker and microphone holes are covered by waterproof filters. Shutter button is designed to allow use with gloves. Available in black and red body colors. Movie capture is limited to 4GB per file. Product bundle includes two detachable protectors, Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, and software CD-ROM.

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