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.
Casio EX-G1 Gallery
You can see the EX-G1 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.
The top view directly below will show you the button design on the EX-G1.
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.
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.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.
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.
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.
Below is a number of Ultracompact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.