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Offline mdxix

GPS camera
« on: July 07, 2008, 08:28:44 am »
Has anyone found a reliable camera with built-in GPS, or at least connects easily to an external GPS?

Offline bogiesan

GPS camera
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 10:11:41 am »
You mean besides phones?

The coolest products I've seen are miniature recorders that use
geotagging, post-ingestion software to process and then marry GPS
data captures to your photos as IPTC fields or, if your photo editor can
do the job, the more properly modified EXIF datasets which can be
retrieved and superimposed on your images in some editors.

Sony's little doodad is a one trick pony, not particularly well regarded.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/08/02/sonys-gps-cs1-provides-
gps-for-cameras/

Nikon's DSLR line can use a third party hot shoe device, flawed but
readily available:
http://www.cameratools.nl/GPSDIPRO-artikel/Dawntech%20Di-
GPS%20Nikon%20Pro.html
http://www.dawntech.hk/di-GPS/products.htm

Rich announced a GPS-ready machine last year.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0702/07020501ricoh500se.asp
http://www.ricoh-usa.com/solutions/solution_features.asp?
pCategoryId=85&pSubCategoryId=81&pProductId=761&pCatName=Ca
mera+Imaging&pSubCatName=Ricoh+500SE+Imaging+Solutions&pPr
oductName=Geo%2DImaging&tsn=Ricoh-USA

If you're in a research mode, you want to lok in the world of
GEOSPATIAL MAPPING, a subset of the GPS-based surveying industry.
http://www.geospatialexperts.com/productadv.html
http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/index.php?
action=article&numero=873
http://www.walcottscientific.com/products/nomad_intro.html

goggle returned these interesting bits:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-9825378-39.html
http://www.adorama.com/ISWPTCD110BP.html?
sid=1216396589390948
http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?
op=itemlist&cat1=Binoculars%20%26%20Telescopes&cat2=GPS%20/%2
0Laser%20Rangefinders%20%26%20Outdoor%20Equipment&cat3=Photo
%20Geotagging%20Hardware%20%26%20Software

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Offline dlmphotog

GPS camera
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 09:39:34 pm »
Nikon has the Coolpix P6000 with built in GPS

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08080702nikonp6000.asp


Offline bogiesan

GPS camera
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 07:23:38 am »
Interesting little machine. Totally inappropriate for bicycle touring:
1. Expensive. Hate to drop it or leave it on a picnic bench.
2. 13Mp is way more rez than necessary. You can't email a 13Mp photo
form the road.
3. High end features that are meaningless on a tour.

Nikon also recently announced a hotshoe GPS unit for their top of the
line SLRs.

david boise ID




go, ristretto, FCP/AE
"Read the manual."
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline mdxix

Re: GPS camera
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 02:02:30 pm »
It seems that finally there is one with a GPS, water proof, and rugged. Thank you Panasonic for the Lumix DMC-TS3.

I have bought it about four months ago and has been with me on many adventures. The GPS takes a few minutes to lock in the location the first time, and then it keeps up nicely.