Dover, N.J. - Casio America said Tuesday it will be the featured sponsor of
as part of an effort to promote the just-released Hybrid-GPS EX-H20G digital camera.
Panoramio users can now 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," stated Toshi Iguchi, Casio America digital imaging division senior general manager. "Celebrating the idea of geo-tagging, this contest is an ideal venue for Casio to further communicate the unique capabilities of its Hybrid-GPS technology to the geo-tagging community."
Participants may submit up to five photos, each of which can be voted on in the month following submission. Only geo-located 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 features sensor shift image stabilization, 720p HD video, and a 24mm 10x optical zoom lens.
The integrated Hybrid-GPS system makes the EX-H20G the first digital camera capable of geo-tagging images indoors, the company said.
Additionally, the EX-H20G can display the user's current location -- as well as geo-tagged photos and videos -- on a map that can be viewed on the camera itself.