Casio is announcing two new additions to their Exilim point and shoot line – one a top of the line model with built in geo-tagging and the latest generation of GPS technology, and one entry level unit.
The more interesting of the two is the Exilim EX-H20G, which features a built in GPS which will not only automatically tag where a photo was taken, it also has built in maps and will display where the photographer is currently located. The potential here is obvious, you pretty much can’t get lost with this camera, and if you do, it’ll show you how to get home. Couple the GPS capabilities with 24mm, 10x optical zoom lens on a 14.1 megapixel camera, and you’ve got a great portable point and shoot that’ll also record video at 720p (30fps). The EX-H20G will be available this November for $349.99.
Next up, the Exilim Z-16. This is an entry level point an shoot with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, and as such it lacks the GPS functionality of the EX-H20G. It’s also a lot simpler to use, with built in facial recognition software, and well as the “Best Scene” functionality that auto selects many of your most important setting for you. MSRP on the Z-16 is a quite reasonable $99.99, and you should expect to see it in stores this month.