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Model Name: Casio EXILIM EX-G1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: EX-G1
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $300.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-12-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.4 oz (154 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.5 x 0.8 in.
(104 x 64 x 20 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2656 (10.6 MP, Other),
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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG w/ IMA-ADPCM
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video:
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: EXILIM Optical; 11 elements in 9 groups, including aspherical element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.9 - f/8.9 (wide) / f/5.4 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 50 cm
3.9 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detection intelligent / spot / multi tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Shade, Day White FL, Daylight FL, Tungsten, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1250
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
Program Auto Exposure: 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
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Approx. 0.1 to 2.4m (W), approx. 0.5 to 1.1m (T)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: AVI Motion JPEG w/ IMA-ADPCM
Included Memory: 35.7 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 4.78
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.23
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.28
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.007
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.0
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.00
Power
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 300
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
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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