Sony camcorders with built in GPS
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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Sony camcorders with built in GPS on 03/24/2009 16:43:20 MDT Print View

Just received an E Mail from Sony announcing the new camcorder range. This line caught my eye :
"The new Handycam HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR200V camcorders feature a built-in GPS receiver that allows you to use the touch screen to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. "

I translate that into "we are about to see cheaper GPSs'"
(higher production runs for GPS chips)
Franco

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
Nikon Coolpix 6000 on 04/03/2009 14:19:32 MDT Print View

The Nikon Coolpix 6000 (it is a point and shoot camera, not a camcorder) also has GPS tagging, I have been drooling over it based exclusively on that feature!

Being able to sort your photos by location (using iLife '09, Flickr, etc) would be so great.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Sony camcorders with built in GPS on 04/09/2009 00:46:47 MDT Print View

Sony came out with a gadget called a CS1 in 2006 to do that. When it was released Sony listed some "compatible" cameras but we had it working with several non Sony products.
There are other similar devices like the GISTEQ DPL 700 and the Amod AGL 3080.
See http://scilib.typepad.com/techreviews/2008/01/amod-agl3080-ma.html
Franco