Casio unveils new tough and rugged camera

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Casio ExilimIf you’re looking for a camera that can handle pretty much all the dangers of outdoor shoots but still look good, look no further.

Today, Casio unveiled it first ruggedized point-and-shoot camera, the Casio Exilim G EX-G1. Its built to withstand drops up to 7 feet, dustproof, freeze-proof to 14 degrees F, and waterproof to depths of 10 feet.

If that isn’t proof enough of the camera’s toughness, the EX-G1’s frame is built from stainless steel with an inner body constructed of polycarbonate reinforced with fiberglass. The camera’s lens is also covered with a waterproof seal and the battery and MicroSD card is protected by a  pressure-sealed case.

With all of those tough packaging, the 12.1-megapixel EX-G1 however weighs only 5.4 ounces and measures just 0.78 inch in thickness, making it the slimmest rugged camera.

Other features of the Casio Exilim G EX-G1 include a 2.5-inch LCD, 3x zoom lens with a focal range of 38mm to 114mm, face detection and 16:9 Wide Movie Format. It also has new feature that allows the camera automatically snap photos at fixed intervals, and then stitch them together into a time-lapse video.

The Casio Exilim G EX-G1 will be available in the market on December for $300.

Source: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/casio-gets-tough-with-a-rugged-camera/