Casio Exilim EX-G1 Underwater Camera Pics

It’s summer, and in Austin that means a lot of boating and river floating.

Generally this by default means “put all your electronics away because they might get wet”…which sucks because you can get cool pictures while hanging out in the water.

On a recent boating trip I saw a friend had this camera….the first thing I did was go back to my hotel and order it on Amazon.

It was of the Exilim family which I go WAY back with.  I’ve had like 3 different versions of the Casio Exilim in the past, so I didn’t mind buying another (even though I have a fantastic Cannon camera).

The camera is the Casio Exilim EX-G1 and soon as I saw it was waterproof….I was sold.  I’ve been wanting to get a waterproof camera for a while, but the ones I’ve seen look too dorky and clunky.  This is the first one I’ve seen that looks cool, PLUS is waterproof (and shockproof…which is good because I DO NOT treat my electronics well):

So the first step was to take a few pictures with it.  Keep in mind I almost ALWAYS slightly tweak the colors of my photos using Photoshop, other than that, these are close to the originals:

Me showing off and taunting the driver of the boat by STANDING UP whilst tubing:

Wake boarding on Lake Austin:

Blowing underwater ring bubbles (are there such things as ABOVE water ring bubbles)??

This is the VERY FIRST picture I took underwater!

Finding Nirvana….underwater (let’s hope they have oxygen in Nirvana):

And finally here’s the first underwater test footage I did.  This was compressed with Windows Media Maker then uploaded to YouTube, so it looks pretty crappy….but otherwise the quality of video is surprisingly high:

Blog posted on: August 17, 2010

9 comments on “Casio Exilim EX-G1 Underwater Camera Pics

  1. Mark

    Three things:
    1. Footage was suprisingly good.
    2. Who was the hot babe in the pool before you jumped in?
    3. Dude, you need to get your eyebrows done.

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    1. Neville Post author

      1.) The original non-compressed footage looks even better
      2.) I pre-wrote this post, and honestly didn’t know YouTube used that screenshot for the video!
      3.) Meh.

      Reply
  2. Andre Louon

    My Exilim has been very disappointing. It leaked on the first swimming pool try and was replaced. Two days ago we were walking in waterfalls in Jamaica (one meter depth) and again I had fog on the lens making the camera useless for 2 days (until it dried in the sun!) Still works OK but I would not recommend taking this camera underwater.

    Dr Andre Louon, MD
    Turks and Caicos Islands

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