Casio Exilim EX-H20G review Ilse Jurriën : May 28th 2011 - 20:00 CET
Casio Exilim EX-H20G test photos : Last year, during the Photokina, a new Exilim Hi-Zoom camera was introduced. The Casio Exilim EX-H20G is a compact digital camera with a powerful zoom lens. The hybrid GPS system sets the Casio EX-H20G apart. The camera combines GPS with automatic positioning. The system is able to determine the position of the user, and shows this on geographic maps that are saved onto the internal memory; this is the so-called geotagging of photos. Up until now, it was only possible to determine your location when you were outdoors, but the Casio Exilim EX-H20G digital camera can now also do this indoors.
Casio Exilim EX-H20G review
The Casio EX-H20G is Casio’s only digital camera with GPS functionality. The Casio Exilim EX-H20G is the successor to the EX-H10. This Casio digital camera is equipped with a 10x optical zoom lens with a range of 24-240 mm, just like the H20G. In addition, the Casio EX-H20G is also equipped with Single Frame SR Zoom, which increases the 10x optical zoom 1.5 times, so that the 10x optical zoom actually becomes a 15x digital zoom with optical zoom quality. The resolution of the Casio EX-H10 was modest with 12.1 Megapixels, but it was more than enough to achieve a good enlargement. However, Casio still decided to equip the EX-H20G with a 14.1 Megapixel sensor. Unfortunately this makes the battery run out faster. The EX-H10 could still shoot 1000 photos with one charge of the NP-90 Lithium Ion battery, but the EX-H20G does not get any farther than 600 photos with one battery. That’s too bad, but it is still a fairly good achievement.
Casio Exilim EX-H20G digital camera
Also new for the Casio Exilim EX-H20G is the Panorama function. Whether you want to capture mountain landscapes or group photos, with the EX-H20G’s panorama function you can easily make wide panorama photos with a field of view of 360 degrees. HD videos are saved on the Casio Exilim EX-H20G in H.264. This allows you to record videos that are 1.5 times longer on the same amount of space on your memory card. Then you can easily and quickly upload the recorded videos to YouTube. Of course captured photos and videos can also be reviewed on the Casio EX-H20G’s clear 3" TFT color screen.
Casio Exilim EX-H20G test photos
The Casio Exilim EX-H20G test photos were taken with a full production camera. This means that this Casio Exilim EX-H20G is the same as the digital camera that is available in retail stores. The Casio EX-H20G will soon be fully tested on technical aspects in our DIWA test lab under laboratory conditions. The Casio EX-H20G test photos in this article were shot at the Open Air Museum in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The original Casio Exilim EX-H20G photos can be downloaded via the links found underneath the pictures.