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Casio debuts EX-10HG digital camera prototype with built-in GPS

Casio made time last week to debut it's new "hybrid-GPS" digital camera, the EX-10HG. Though just a working prototype for now, its namesake feature is creating buzz already.
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Casio made time last week to debut it's new "hybrid-GPS" digital camera, the EX-10HG. Though just a working prototype for now, its namesake feature is creating buzz already.

According to Digital Camera Watch, the hybrid-GPS function conducts regular geotagging based on normal GPS signals. But when the signals get weak (indoors, remote areas, etc.), it tries to guess the location based on accumulated data as well as from built-in accelerometers and sensors.

Other GPS features include self-correcting and a map function geared for travelers. It displays local, potentially photo-worthy tourist attractions and then the distance from said locations. Maybe you can even use the camera for keeping in shape with the pedometer and calorie consumption display features.

Other than that, we don't know much more yet on this 12.1-megapixel camera, but I'd certainly like a feature like this on my point-and-shoot. Probably won't come cheap though, at least not initially.

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