Casio’s new Exilim EX-H20G is the world’s first Hybrid GPS Camera. That means that it is the first camera to be able to geotag photos indoors. The camera can also display a user’s current location, as well as geotagged photos and videos – on a map which can be viewed right on the camera itself. We can’t say that we know all that many people that geotag their photos, but we think that being able to geotag indoors will certainly make more people interested in geotagging. But best of all, with this camera you’re sure to never miss out on a great photo opp. The camera also comes preloaded with information regarding 10,000 sightseeing photo spots around the world. When a user is in the vicinity of one of these photo spots, the EX-H20G will alert them.
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Equipped with the new EXILIM Engine HS, the EX-H20G features all of the essential capabilities expected from a camera. When used with Casio’s Single Frame SR Zoom function, the 24mm wide-angle, 10x optical zoom lens actually offers a 15x zoom range that maintains the image quality needed for 14.1-megapixel high-resolution photography. This represents 1.5 times the range of the optical zoom, with virtually no loss in quality. Other features include 720p HD video recording (30fps), as well as a three-inch, high-resolution 460K super clear LCD that is easy to view even when outdoors. The EX-H20G also comes with Casio’s advanced, fully automatic Premium Auto function for taking beautiful shots of scenery and people with just a press of the shutter button, and various useful functions for traveling such as Panorama Photo mode, which can take 360-degree photos, as well as auto-time adjustment which will automatically synchronize the camera’s date and time with that of the user’s current location and time zone.
The EX-H20G’s Hybrid GPS system sets a new standard for geotagging and offers exciting new ways to use a digital camera. Casio’s Hybrid GPS system combines GPS with autonomic positioning, which is made possible by an internal motion sensor. This enables the EX-H20G to track a user’s last known satellite-acquired position against map data stored in the camera’s internal memory, even while the user is indoors. In addition to these features, the camera is preloaded with information regarding 10,000 sightseeing photo spots around the globe. When in the vicinity of one of these photo spots, the EX-H20G will automatically alert the user, identifying the locations as points-of-interest.