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Casio Unveils ‘Toughest' Digital Camera

11/18/2009 06:01:00 AM Eastern

Dover, N.J. - Casio introduced
Wednesday what it is calling "the world's toughest camera" in the Exilim G
EX-G1.

The digital camera was said to have been developed
with "endurance engineering as its cornerstone."

Casio’s Exilim G EX-G1 ($300 suggested retail) is said to be the world’s toughest camera.

The EX-G1, which will ship in December at
$300 suggested retail, is the first in the company's new Exilim G camera line and features a
0.78-inch (19.9-mm) slim-line, low-profile, stainless-steel frame design.

The design is said to resist the elements of shock,
dirt, humidity, snow, temperature and water.

The camera features 12.1-megapixel resolution and
also features such modes as interval shooting and multi-image capture, which
utilize the camera's endurance qualities.

Other features include an Intelligent
AF function that automatically
detects the photo subject and determines the focus and exposure area
accordingly.

A landscape mode is included for scenery
shots and allows users to choose
between the Vivid Landscape option, which enhances only dominant colors. A mist-removal
option produces
clearer pictures when the atmosphere is misty or hazy.

An interval model automatically
takes still photos or
movies at fixed intervals, enabling creative
shots of outdoor wildlife or active sports photography for activities such as
snowboarding or cycling.

A new underwater best shot mode
fixes the murky and unclear
images taken underwater.

The camera's advanced dynamic photo function creates
composite moving images using the camera's high-speed image processing
technology. When a moving subject is cut out of a number of images and combined
with a different still shot that forms the background, the size of the subject
can be changed to suit the
background image, Casio said.

The dynamic photo
video can be converted in-camera
into a motion JPEG movie file.