Ultra-slim Casio EX-G1 is ready to take on some damage

Casio's brand new Exilim EX-G1 is being praised as the world's slimmest and toughest pocket camera. To start, it's ultra-resistant to extreme conditions, including water, shock, dust and below-freezing temperatures.

Casio's brand new Exilim EX-G1 is being praised as the world's slimmest and toughest pocket camera. To start, it's ultra-resistant to extreme conditions, including water, shock, dust and below-freezing temperatures. Ready?

The 12.1-megapixel Casio digicam is intended for the extreme sporty type (and those who might care about their camera's looks as well).  It's equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD screen with a 960 x 240 resolution, 3x optical zoom and supports microSD and microSDHC cards. The point-and-shoot also has some movie capabilities (but not in HD), shooting at a max resolution of 848x480 at 30 fps. But it's the measurements that count for something here too, being 0.78-inch thick and weighing in at just 5.4 ounces.

As for its ultra-strong features, the EX-G1 can withstand:

  • Up to 10 feet and 60 minutes underwater
  • Cold down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Drops from heights up to 7 feet

To solidify its rugged image, there are also some athletic features. First there is Interval Shooting, in which the photographer can direct the camera to automatically fire at fixed points during sporting activities. Then there's Advanced Dynamic Photo, which allows the user to cut and paste subjects between images directly on the camera.

The new Exilim will be in stores in December for $299. Think you might add this to your wish list?