PRESS RELEASE: Casio To Sponsor Panoramio Geotagging Contest
DOVER, NJ, November 2, 2010 — Coinciding with the launch of its Hybrid-GPS EX-H20G digital camera, Casio America, Inc. today announced that it will be the featured sponsor of Panoramio’s monthly geotagging contest - www.panoramio.com/contest. As of November 1, 2010, Panoramio users can submit photos with GPS location data in four categories for a chance to win up to 28 prizes each month for the next six months. Panoramio is Google’s geo-tagged photo sharing website.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to partner with Panoramio,” said Toshi Iguchi, Senior General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Casio America Inc. “Celebrating the idea of geotagging, this contest is an ideal venue for Casio to further communicate the unique capabilities of its Hybrid-GPS technology to the geotagging community.”
Participants may submit up to five photos, each of which can be voted on in the month following submission. Only geolocated photos in Panoramio will be accepted. Four runners up will be presented with an Eye-Fi SD card, while 20 “Honorable Mentions” will each receive a Panoramio USB drive.
Casio’s 14.1 megapixel EX-H20G offers an impressive feature set, including sensor shift image stabilization, 720p HD video, and a 24mm, 10x optical zoom lens. Thanks to its Hybrid-GPS system, the EX-H20G is the first digital camera capable of geotagging images indoors. Additionally, the EX-H20G can display the user’s current location - as well as geotagged photos and videos - on a map which can be viewed right on the camera itself.
For additional information regarding the Casio Hybrid-GPS EX-H20G, please visit http://www.exilim.casio.com/gps. For more details about the Panoramio geotagging photo contest, including rules and regulations, please visit http://www.panoramio.com/contest.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit http://www.casiousa.com or http://pressroom.exilim.casio.com.
(First posted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12:09 EDT)