One of the first things I did upon the arrival of my D7100, was to check if it would properly work with my GPS, because the one thing that I have been missing dearly during my recent travels was the ability to properly geo-locate my shots. Here’s what I have found. One of the first things I did on the arrival of my D7100, was checking if it would properly work with my GPS, because the one thing I have been missing during my recent travels was the ability to properly geo-locate my shots. Co…
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All flagship and semi-pro Nikon cameras since the D1X and D200, mid range models since the D90 and “Baby-Nikons” since the D3100 are capable of automatically recording geo-referenced meta-data into image headers (Exif), a practice popularly known as “geo-tagging”.
With the D700 now being fazed-out, semi-pros and advanced amateurs are left with two full-frame cameras to choose from in Nikon’s mid-range price bracket, the D800E and D800 costing $ 3.300 and $ 3.000 respectively, while the D600 will set you back $ 2.100, a premium of $ 400 over the aging D300S APS-C camera. Even in the absence of independent tests of the D600, it is interesting to compare it against the D800, to figure out how much more camera $ 900 buys us, and ask ourselves if it is worth spending the roughly 50% extra.
It takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, geo-tagging is big fun. It only takes a compatible Nikon camera and a relatively cheap device to all of a sudden find yourself and your images totally Googlearthed.
Good news for D7000, D90, D5000 and D3100 owners: finally an economical alternative for the Nikon GPS GP-1 has arrived!Today (04/06/09) Promote Systems launched a new version of their GPS N-1 unit - called GPS-D90 - with a connector specifically designed for these two cameras.
Professional and semi-professional* Nikon cameras with a 10-pin remote terminal are capable of automatically writing geo-referential meta-data in image headers (Exif), popularly known as "geo-tagging”. When a device records georeferential meta-data in real-time, as is the case here, we refer to it as "instantaneous geo-tagging".