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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.

  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...

  3. skankmaster


    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