Digital Camera with GPS for picture location..

Submitted: Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:21
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Is anyone here using one of these cameras..Looking at buying a new camera,most camera shops it seems to be bluffing in this area on when they will be available and what one to get and price etc etc...Although salesman these days are just kids...

Is it a matter of waiting or are there some good models out there ???? It would be great to show the pictures location up against say Google Earth..
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Reply By: andson - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:44

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:44
Warfer,

An Alternative to this to buy a GPS Logger eg Ebay GPS
With This you make sure the date and time are exactly the same on both items, then using your normal Digital Camera you ad the photos to the program supplied and it links the two together(Even on Google earth), it is also useful for tracking your holidays.
I just found this one on ebay and I am not recommending this brand, just the first one i found.
They also make them for Digital SLR Cameras to fit on the camera, Digital SLR GPS
And sony have made one Sony GPS

Hope this helps
Shane
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Follow Up By: zacc - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 15:57

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 15:57
prety nifty but can some one explain in laymans terms how they work ? thank you
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 07:30

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 07:30
The camera always records the exact time when the picture was taken.

The GPS records the time at particular location.

The computer matches the times to show the location a picture was taken and links the photo to a location on Google Maps/Earth.
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Reply By: festy - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 15:39

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 15:39
If you happen to already use Oziexplorer, there's an addon called OziPhotoTool that will work out the coordinates a photo was taken at by comparing it's time/date to your track points to determine the location.
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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:29

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:29
I use Oziexplorer and track all of our trips. I dont use OziPhotoTool. However, I do make sure my camera's time is set correctly.

It is so easy to check the time of taking a pic and then finding the time in my Ozi track to find out where it was taken.

Laurie
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:51

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 17:51
Or a Camcorder with GPSImage Could Not Be FoundSony Camcorder with GPS
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:12

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:12
This one is a little rippa isnt it Bob,Could do with a Camcorder upgrade too..Will look into this further..

Shame its a Sony though had warranty and other issues with Sony products in the past and so have friends and i did not particularly want to support this company again..


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 07:33

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 07:33
. . . . and you pay DOUBLE for Sony-compatible memory cards, even from SanDisk !

Everything I have uses SD cards - except the Sony vide camera !
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 20:04

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 20:04
Well i have a camera that does exactly what you want.

Its a NIKON D200 and a gps receiver from Red Hen Systems in the USA its called a Blu2can and costs about $350

Plus u need a bluetooth GPS like a Globalsat BT338 or BT353 about $90.
This puts the coordinates of your pictures in the data part of the file.

The new Nikon D 90 can do the same and they cost about $1800 with two vibration reduction lens and can also take HD video.

They are a 12 megapixel camera And are as good as you can get for the money


http://www.redhensystems.com/products/product.php?product_id=1

Email me if u want any more info


Cheers




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Reply By: Boobook2 - Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 21:59

Monday, Mar 02, 2009 at 21:59
Take a look at the Nikon D90. It has integrated support for a GPS, not an add on. ( you still need to buy the option)
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:13

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:13
Thanks guys for all your time and effort to giv me this information..Will look into it all...



Cheers
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