Casio EX-G1 Rugged Slimline Digital Camera Debuts

Casio has just introduced the Exilim G series, a slim, rugged version of their Casio Exilim digital cameras. They’re also claiming that the EX-G1, the first camera in the new line is the “thinnest toughened camera” with a thickness of just .78 inches.

The camera is rugged enough to survive a drop from 7 feet and its dustproof and waterproof up to 10 feet for a one hour period. The camera will also operate in temperatures as low as 14F (-10C), just long enough to take a last picture of yourself before you freeze to death.

The camera itself is fairly impressive with 12.1 megapixels and it features interval shooting which captures pictures at regular intervals as assigned by the user, an option that’s great for time lapse photography purposes. The camera also features a 3X optical zoom and can capture 480p movies, including an underwater scene preset option.

Users will also be able to store all their photos and movies on the devices MicroSDHC card slot.

The EX-G1 should be available before Christmas in both Red and Black color options for $300. [Electronista]