Casio EX-G1

 
Casio Exilim EX-G1 front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-114mm (F3.9-5.4) lens
  • 154g - 104 x 64 x 20mm
  • Announced November 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
16
Overall
28

Casio EX-G1 overview

Casio EX-G1 is Casio's Ultracompact camera initially announced on November of 2009. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The EX-G1 places at #120 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #1147 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your personal criteria.

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Casio EX-G1 family

The Casio EX-G1 has a history of related cameras. Below, you can find all previous and brand new models along with key specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS15 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS15
EX-G1 vs EX-ZS15
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS10
EX-G1 vs EX-ZS10
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
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Casio-Exilim-EX-ZS5 front thumbnailCasio EX-ZS5
EX-G1 vs EX-ZS5
()mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2011
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z16 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z16
EX-G1 vs EX-Z16
36-107mm
F3.2-5.7
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-S200 front thumbnailCasio EX-S200
EX-G1 vs EX-S200
27-108mm
F3.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z800 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z800
EX-G1 vs EX-Z800
27-108mm
F3.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Casio-Exilim-EX-S7 front thumbnailCasio EX-S7
EX-G1 vs EX-S7
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z35 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z35
EX-G1 vs EX-Z35
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z2000 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z2000
EX-G1 vs EX-Z2000
26-130mm
F2.8-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z550 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z550
EX-G1 vs EX-Z550
26-104mm
F2.6-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Casio-Exilim-EX-G1 front thumbnailCasio EX-G138-114mm
F3.9-5.4
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Casio-Exilim-EX-S5 front thumbnailCasio EX-S5
EX-G1 vs EX-S5
()mm
F3.1-5.6
9MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-FS10 front thumbnailCasio EX-FS10
EX-G1 vs EX-FS10
38-114mm
F3.9-7.1
9MP1/2.3"2009
Casio-Exilim-EX-Z400 front thumbnailCasio EX-Z400
EX-G1 vs EX-Z400
28-112mm
F2.6-7.0
12MP1/2.3"2009

Casio EX-G1 Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Casio EX-G1 based on factors that are typically seen as necessary in a camera.

flash built-in
good zoom range (38-114mm 3.0 x zoom)
great min ISO (64)
has manual focus
weather sealing
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
heavier than competitors in class (154g)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of shutter priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low max shutter speed (1/1,250 seconds)
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
manual exposure not possible
no HDMI out
no headphone support
no image stabilization
no mic support
no phase detect AF
no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
slow at full zoom (f5.4)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
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Casio EX-G1 Sensor specifications

The measurement of the sensor in the Casio EX-G1 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 64 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below shows the EX-G1's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The EX-G1 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 sensor size Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Casio EX-G1 dimensions

Casio EX-G1 weighs about 0.34 lb (154g / 5.43 oz) & has outer dimensions of 104mm x 64mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 0.8"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Casio EX-G1 is weightier compared with various rivals.

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Listed below is a pic of the Casio EX-G1 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show you the button design on the EX-G1.

Casio Exilim EX-G1 topview buttons dials

Casio EX-G1 Lens specifications

The EX-G1 comes with a built in lens and a focal range of 38-114mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all significant but it will be very helpful in certain circumstances.

At the widest 38mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.9 which is kind of slow and not very good for low light situations and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to raise the ISO setting causing noisy files. With the tele end, 114mm comes with f5.4 which is really slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.

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Casio EX-G1 Connectivity

The EX-G1 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer photos and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Many applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.

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Casio EX-G1 Video specifications

The highest video quality in the Casio EX-G1 is 640 x 480 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible for today's requirements. You should really go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone socket so you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look at a different camera should you require good sound for your video clips.

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Casio EX-G1 Weather Sealing

Casio EX-G1 has got weather sealing making it a good choice for use for tough places. This is especially valuable whenever you are uncertain about the conditions you may face for outdoor photography.

Casio EX-G1 Display and Viewfinder

The Casio EX-G1 comes with a 2.5 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Casio EX-G1 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Casio EX-G1 Shutter specifications

Casio EX-G1 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1250 seconds.

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Casio EX-G1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Casio EX-G1 features only integrated flash without external flash ability.

Casio EX-G1 Autofocus specifications

Casio EX-G1 features just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & precise compared with Contrast Based focusing.

Casio EX-G1 features manual focusing in case it is required for low light situations or you need to have more precise focusing control.

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Casio EX-G1 Battery life

The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest (320) battery life for this type of cameras.

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Casio EX-G1 for specific kinds of photography

The following illustration shows a analysis of the Casio EX-G1 for specific kinds of photography. To read more, check out the specific section below.

Casio EX-G1 Portrait photography advice

The Casio EX-G1 gets a points total of 28 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not acceptable for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support & ability to utilize off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
no manual control
can't use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Street photography with Casio EX-G1

Coming in at a moderate rating of 53, the Casio EX-G1 is fairly appropriate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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environment proofing
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
heavier than competition in class (154g)

Casio EX-G1 Sports photography info

A really bad sports photography points total of 24 indicates the Casio EX-G1 is just not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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weather proofing
max shutter speed is low (1/1,250 seconds)
max fps very slow (3.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF

Travel photography with Casio EX-G1

Size is super critical when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Casio EX-G1 gets a reasonable 54 as a travelling camera which is relatively adequate for your trips.

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weather sealing
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (154g)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)

Casio EX-G1 Landscape photography highlights

If you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Casio EX-G1 with it's really bad rating of 32 for a landscape camera is just not acceptable in the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
weather proofing
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode

Casio EX-G1 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should really come with a moving screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Casio EX-G1 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a really bad rating of 22.

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wide angle not fantastic (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone jack
more heavy than competition in class (154 grams)

Casio EX-G1 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the EX-G1, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the class of Ultracompact.

The graph listed below will give you an overview of the EX-G1 vs it's highest scored rivals shown previously.

Here are a few more cameras you may consider as alternatives. To see a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Casio
Model type
Casio Exilim EX-G1
Category
Ultracompact
Announced
2009-11-18
Physical type
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW pictures
Highest native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
38-114mm (3.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.9-5.4
Macro focusing distance
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
2.5 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
4 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/1250 secs
Continuous shooting rate
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
2.40 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Soft
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (15 fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
154g (0.34 pounds)
Physical dimensions
104 x 64 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 0.8")
Other
Battery ID
NP-800
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Triple Self-timer)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
microSD/microSDHC card, Internal
Card slots
Single
Retail pricing
$61