Casio Exilim EX-H20G

Last Updated (30 March’11):
- Review by GoodGearGuide

Casio Exilim EX-H20G is a 14.1 MP digital camera features 10X optical zoom (35mm equivalent to: 24 to 240mm), Hybrid GPS, ISO 80-3200, and 3.0 in. TFT color LCDSuper Clear LCD). The camera measures W x H x D 4.04 x 2.66 x 1.13 in. and weighs 7.62 oz. (Including Battery and Memory Card*7).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Check Availability

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Casio Exilim EX-H20G Reviews

GoodGearGuide reviews the Casio Exilim EX-H20G and writes;
“If you’re looking for a camera that’s all about fun, battery longevity, and travel-friendly features, the Casio Exilim EX-H20G is in a league of its own. Its long-zoom lens, long-lasting battery, array of scene modes, very good image quality, in-camera photo-editing functions, and excellent GPS integration .”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMag reviews the Casio Exilim EX-H20G and writes;
“If you’re an avid traveler, you’ll like the sharp photos, 10x zoom lens, and integrated GPS the Casio Exilim EX-H20G offers, but if you don’t need to geotag your photos, you can get better performance for the price.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

WDC reviews the Casio Exilim EX-H20G and writes;
“Overall the Casio EX-H20G is an all-round solid performer. The Hybrid GPS is unique but if you have no interest in this particular feature then save yourself a bit of cash and look elsewhere in the Casio range “
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCR reviews the Casio Exilim EX-H20G and writes;
“That broad focal range, high resolution and a decent battery life do however ensure that the Casio EX-H20G should be on the list of anyone looking for an able travel companion that can return decent results with the minimum of fuss and prior knowledge. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

DCR reviews the Casio Exilim EX-H20G and writes;
“The H20′s image files are generally sharply in focus, properly exposed, and hue (color) correct. Viewed on my monitor default H20 images show surprisingly neutral colors. “
Rating: N/A

Shutterbug reviews the Casio Exilim EX-H20G and writes;
“All in all I’d score the Casio high on functionality when it comes to doing the GPS tasks, good on image quality and flexibility and poor on usability in bright light. If you can live with that one Achilles Heel, the Casio EX-H20G is a handy travel and tracking device.”
Rating: N/A

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Casio Exilim EX-H20G Features

The first digital camera with autonomic indoor positioning through Hybrid GPS
The EX-H20G is equipped with a Hybrid GPS system that combines a GPS engine with autonomic positioning made possible by a motion sensor. Even if no signals are received from GPS satellites when indoors, the system consecutively tracks the user’s location by employing an original algorithm using a three-way accelerometer and a three-way direction sensor. When the user goes back outside, the system automatically updates the positional information of the indoor location based on the exact location determined by GPS reception. Even when the camera is powered off, the GPS system continues to search for satellite signals at 10 minute intervals. This is an ideal system for a digital camera, allowing it to immediately track location data at any time and any place.

Highly accurate and speedy position tracking with low power consumption
The EX-H20G employs Casio’s advanced low-power technology, which ensures that the camera consumes only a small amount of power. Power consumption is suited for the various situations in which the EX-H20G will be used, including power-on and power-off, satellite acquisition and even while the three-way accelerometer and direction sensor are working in the background while the camera is off. With the EX-H20G, users can rest assured knowing that they won’t need to sacrifice battery life to enjoy highly precise and speedy position tracking.

Complete with a wide range of functions useful for traveling

* Contains world atlas data including detailed maps of 140 world cities and 12 cities in Japan
* User’s location and photos and movies taken are displayed on a map
* Photos are saved with the location information, including longitude and latitude, shooting direction, and place names
* About 10,000 photos of popular sightseeing spots around the world are included in the internal memory
* Users can leverage the camera’s digital compass and map to determine the most appropriate route
* A location name database with approximately one million items is included , enabling the camera to display the name of the shooting location on the screen
* Location name and other data can be embedded in the photo when taken
* H.264 video format grants longer recording time for 720pD Movies
* Travel memories can be reproduced vividly on a large-screen TV in a slideshow with a map using an HDMI terminal

Premium Auto function produces beautiful photos with just a press of the shutter button
Premium Auto enables the camera to automatically analyze the scene being photographed — including distinguishing night scenes, back lighting, a blue sky, green trees or a sunset — as well as sensing whether there is a face in the frame, the movement and position of the subject, and whether a tripod is being used. It simultaneously optimizes settings for exposure, ISO, sensitivity, focus location, photo blur correction, tonal range and color balance, and level of noise reduction. Images are analyzed pixel by pixel to apply different correction to people and backgrounds. Premium Auto delivers an advanced level of full auto photography, ensuring high quality photos with just a press of the shutter button. Landscape Makeup processing, which creates clearer landscape photographs, operates automatically.

Equipped with newly developed EXILIM Engine HS
The newly developed EXILIM Engine HS for advanced image processing boasts a multi-CPU and two parallel image processors, enabling the EX-H20G to accurately capture the genuine character of photo subjects with high-speed.

Powerful zoom that maintains high-resolution image quality through 15x
The EX-H20G is outfitted with a 24mm ultra wide-angle, 10x optical zoom lens which offers a 35mm film equivalent focal length of 24mm-240mm. To enhance the zoom range even further, Casio incorporated its Single Frame SR Zoom in the EX-H20G, which extends the camera’s 35mm film equivalent telephoto focal length to 360mm, for 1.5 times the optical zoom or a total zoom range of 15x. Furthermore, the EX-H20G features built-in CCD-shift image stabilization to help reduce photo blur from hand movement. These features allow users to photograph any kind of scene, from enormous structures in sightseeing areas to scenic views at a distance.

Dynamic Photo function for creating composite moving images
These EX-H20G also features Casio’s Dynamic Photo function, which makes it easy for users to create “moving photos” right on the camera by cutting moving subjects from the background in images taken with continuous shooting, and combining those images on a different still or moving image background. With Dynamic Photo, it is possible to make multiple characters move independently of each other against a background of moving images up to as long as 20 seconds. These capabilities encourage users to explore their creativity and make it more fun to create images. Sharing is also simplified as included software makes it easy to upload images to YouTube™ or post them to a blog.

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Comment by Josh Kerr Subscribed to comments via email
2011-01-05 11:32:34

The Casio Ellixim H20G’s features are cool. Geotagging plus sharp picture quality is superb! You should try checking Casio’s super


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