NAVTEQ maps and location content is now available on Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-TZ20/ZS10 and DMC-FT3/TS3 cameras.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20/ZS10 and DMC-FT3/TS3 features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function allowing geotagged images to be pinpointed via POI data supplied by NAVTEQ. The built-in GPS system automatically tags the latitude and longitude data of each photo taken, giving users details on where the photos or videos were shot.
"At Panasonic, we are committed to developing products which positively impact people’s lives," said Izumi Tomozawa, Group Manager, Panasonic. "This is why we are proud to work with NAVTEQ to power our range of GPS-enabled digital cameras. With top quality NAVTEQ maps on board, we are assured that our devices will offer users more than 1,000,000 POI data, enhancing users overall digital imaging experience."
Rich Shuman, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, NAVTEQ Sales added: "Digital cameras and camcorders are one of the newest areas in which location is being leveraged to enhance the device experience. NAVTEQ and Panasonic have had a strong collaboration globally, with NAVTEQ Maps powering Panasonic’s first GPS enabled digital camera, which was launched last year. Moving forward, we plan to further enhance the location experience through the integration of location content into various mobile media."
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ20/ZS10 and DMC-FT3/TS3 will be available globally (except China) from March 2011 onwards.