This morning, Casio announced two new digital cameras. One of the new products from their lineup is especially interesting to travelers, because it is the first in the world to bring a hybrid GPS system to a digital camera. The basic specifications of the new EXILIM EX-H20G are what you’d expect from a current generation digital shooter – 14.1 megapixels, 15x zoom, 720p HD video recording and a super clear outdoor readable LCD display.
What sets its specifications apart from any other camera on the market is its ability to perform photo geotagging both outdoors and indoors. Outside, the camera picks up geotagging information from GPS, then motion sensors take over to provide a hybrid positioning system to pinpoint your location inside. This makes it the first and only camera in the world to allow for precise geotagging no matter where you are.
The system takes this hybrid GPS one step further by including a built-in database of over 10,000 worldwide sightseeing locations and other photographic points of interest. This allows you to actually plan for the best location to take photos, even before you head to your destination. Once you’ve made your photos, you can upload them along with their geotagged information to sites like Picasa, Panoramio, Flickr and iPhoto, where you’ll be able to view the images along with their location.
The location database includes detailed maps of 140 world cities with over one million different items. These destinations are all stored in the internal memory of the camera, so you don’t need to worry about loading anything yourself. The camera features a mini HDMI port which allows for quick connecting to an HDTV.
The new Casio EXILIM EX-H20G will be available in November for $349.99.