Adding GPS to a DSLR??

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Everythingisnt, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

    Everythingisnt

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    Hey all

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with this..

    A friend of mine is going to be shooting some photos for research purposes and will need some way to correlate the photos with their location (i.e. GPS).

    I was wondering if there was any kind of accessory or something which would add the GPS location onto the EXIF? (Or failing that, do any DSLR's actually have GPS capability?)

    Thanks
     
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Nikon allows for connection of a GPS in its upper-level cameras (D2 series, D3, D300, D200) and the data shows up the EXIF file. It requires a special cable and can be hooked up to certain GPS units. Don't know about the other brands.
     
  3. I3eXa macrumors 6502

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    funny you mention this cause i just read an article on it yesterday. It's called PhotoGPS and its a unit that attaches via your dSLR flash hotshoe and then when you download your pictures to your computer it will attach a file with a 'map' of where it was taken.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/131918/2008/02/jobo-photo-gps.html
     
  4. termina3 macrumors 65816

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  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Looks like a great idea. They seem to be having a little trouble getting it to market, however. It was announced first at PMA in 2007...still not available.
     

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