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Spec me a GPS for my camera

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Gaffer, 2 Mar 2009.

  1. Gaffer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Aug 2007

    Posts: 1,052

    I want a GPS unit. Not for Sat Nav but rather for tracking where I have been and updating the EXIF for pictures I have taken.

    I've not used one before, so help understanding which features are "must have" would be useful.

    I think that I want:
    - Huge battery life.
    - Excellent reception
    - Minute size

    I shoot Canon 1DsIII and 5D

    I use Lightroom 1.

    I take lots of pictures - automated update tools would be pretty much essential.

    And I would like to be able to track where I've been through integration with Google maps, Google earth.

    I would rather get the right thing first time than skimp on the budget.

    Andrew
     
  2. Gaffer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Aug 2007

    Posts: 1,052

    It seems that the answer to these is the etrex vista HCx by Garmin

    24 hours from a pair of rechargeable AA's

    Outstanding reception indoors and out. I'm sat in my front room and it can see 9 satelites.

    The size of a small phone but a bit chunkier because of the AA's

    All I need now it to work out how to match update my Canon CR2's with GPS info from the .GPXs It looks like GPSbabel is half the answer...

    Andrew
     
  3. skankmaster

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 May 2004

    Posts: 438

    Another one, a qstarz BT-Q1300, has photo geotagging - no idea if it copes with jpegs only though. 12 hours batt life because of the size. around £72