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danny e.
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GPS in DSLR

Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:20 pm

anyone else have this on their wishlist?
I've heard rumors about it's coming but so far hasn't come to be.

Would be such an awesome little thing... at least I'd enjoy it.
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Re: GPS in DSLR

Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:35 pm

Already exists as an add-on, eg the GP-1 for Nikon; and of course many of the high-end DSLRs support a cable that will connect them with any 3rd party GPS that conforms to the NMEA 0183 spec.

I suppose it would be cool to have it built-in, but I don't know that I'd be willing to pay a lot extra for the feature. Also it may not work as well as it typically does with cellphones, because the latter can also use tower triangulation when conditions (tree cover, urban canyons, indoors) make GPS signals unavailable. Though I suppose we're not that far away from popping a SIM card into our SLRs as well, and uploading our pics as we take them (not to mention web browsing via the display on the back of the camera...)
 
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Re: GPS in DSLR

Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:51 am

Eh. I wouldn't care for it in the EXIF data, but having it on the screen would be nice. Also, having the accurate clock could be sweet.
 
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Re: GPS in DSLR

Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:40 am

SpotTheCat wrote:
Eh. I wouldn't care for it in the EXIF data, but having it on the screen would be nice. Also, having the accurate clock could be sweet.

really? I'd LOVE it as a menu option to enable / disable in the EXIF.
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