Casio Exilim EX-G1 Review

Overall 42
Imaging 5
Features 22
Size 90
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 104 x 64 x 20 mm
  • Weight: 154 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No

Casio Exilim EX-G1 Summary

This review is devoted to Exilim EX-G1 that Casio has first introduced to the public in Nov 18, 2009. This model is a Ultracompact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Ultracompact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #334 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #757 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Casio Exilim EX-G1 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Min Native Iso: 64
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 137 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Screen Size: 2.5″
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Casio Exilim EX-G1 With Other Cameras in Ultracompact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Casio Exilim EX-G1. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Ultracompact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Casio Exilim EX-G1

Casio Exilim EX-G1 has the following external dimensions 104 x 104 x 20 mm (40.94 x 25.2 x 7.87″) with the weight of 154 g.

The typical weight for average Ultracompact type cameras is 137g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Casio Exilim EX-G1, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Casio Exilim EX-G1 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 20mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Casio Exilim EX-G1 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Casio Exilim EX-G1 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Casio Exilim EX-G1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Casio Exilim EX-G1 — 20 mm
Min: 13 mm
Average: 20 mm
Max: 33 mm

Weight

Casio Exilim EX-G1 — 154 g
Min: 87 g
Average: 137 g
Max: 221 g

Casio Exilim EX-G1‘s body is protected from external threats with its high-quality dustproof and waterproof features.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 Photo and Sensor Features

Casio Exilim EX-G1 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Casio Exilim EX-G1 has the following ISO range 64 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Casio Exilim EX-G1. However, if you are looking specifically for a Ultracompact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Casio Exilim EX-G1 features a 12.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Casio Exilim EX-G1 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Casio Exilim EX-G1 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Casio Exilim EX-G1

LCD and ViewFinder

Casio Exilim EX-G1 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.5" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Casio Exilim EX-G1 are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/1250 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Exilim EX-G1 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Casio Exilim EX-G1, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Casio Exilim EX-G1 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Exilim EX-G1 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Casio Exilim EX-G1 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Casio Exilim EX-G1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Casio Exilim EX-G1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Exilim EX-G1 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-G1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 9. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-G1 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Image Stabilization

Casio Exilim EX-G1 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-G1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 5. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-G1 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (104 x 64 x 20 mm)
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Casio Exilim EX-G1 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-G1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-G1 can be called a 48 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/1250s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small size (104 x 64 x 20 mm)

Casio Exilim EX-G1 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-G1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 30. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-G1 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (154 g)
  • Small size (104 x 64 x 20 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Casio Exilim EX-G1 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Casio Exilim EX-G1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 55. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Casio Exilim EX-G1 can be called a 55 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Casio Exilim EX-G1 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Casio
Model Exilim EX-G1
Announced Nov 18, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.5″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/1250 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 2.4
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Soft
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 64
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof Yes
Dust Proof Yes
Shock Proof Yes
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof Yes
Weight 154 g
Physical Dimensions 104 x 64 x 20 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model NP-800
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type microSD/microSDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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