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Old 10-01-2010, 02:00 AM
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Default Miniature Bluetooth Transmitter Plugs Into Nikon DSLRs for Easy Geotagging

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.photographyblog.com/news/new_bluetooth_gps_modules_from_foolography/' target='_blank'>http://www.photographyblog.com/news...om_foolography/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Wiesbaden-based Foolography has released new GPS modules for the Nikon D3100, D5000, D7000 and D90, which enable these cameras to include location data captured by any Bluetooth GPS receiver in the EXIF."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//dht/auto/1285882864.usr1.png" style="border: 0;" /></p><p><a href="http://www.foolography.com/products/unleashed-dx000/" target="_blank">Well this is a clever little device</a>! Every other GPS solution I've seen has been bulky and ugly, but this looks like it's small enough to not get in the way - but remember that you'll still need to have a Bluetooth GPS to go along with it; I mistakenly thought this was an entire GPS unit unto itself at first, but it's a slightly less interesting product.&nbsp;125.21&euro; is the price tag, which seems expensive for a Bluetooth receiver, and it looks like it's only available in Europe. While this looks like a decent solution, I'm really surprised that neither the Nikon D3100 nor the D7000 have a built-in GPS. It seems like a no-brainer at this point, but Nikon obviously doesn't agree, so devices like this are necessary.</p>
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:07 AM
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Price seems high, but if it's a Europe product, I'm not too surprised.

I don't like built-in GPS due to the time it takes to lock in, so this might not be a bad solution... or until someone puts in AGPS into cameras.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:48 PM
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Of course, my Eye-fi SD card does geotagging very well and transmits my photos to my laptop when traveling to boot. I didn't check the euro conversion table today, but I paid $94 for my 8Gb Eye-fi card.
 
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:14 PM
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Of course, my Eye-fi SD card does geotagging very well...
How does it do Geo-tagging without WiFi though? It doesn't have a built-in GPS, does it?
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:24 PM
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Nope, no GPS, it just finds any wi-fi signals where you are using something called the Wi-fi Positioning System. It doesn't have to be the network or networks you use to upload, just any old wi-fi signal. Eye-fi claims 70 percent of the population of the US and Canada is covered (kinda sounds like AT&T doesn't it?) and the 50 largest metro areas of Europe. I haven't yet taken the card on one of my trips to Scotland, but I have found wi-fi even in very remote places there in the past. Since I've had the card, my travel has been only here on the west coast of the US, the card has correctly tagged every picture I've taken so far.
 
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:28 PM
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Nope, no GPS, it just finds any wi-fi signals where you are using something called the Wi-fi Positioning System. It doesn't have to be the network or networks you use to upload, just any old wi-fi signal.
Yeah, that's what I thought. I take a lot of pictures where I can absolutely guarantee there's no WiFi. But it's a neat solution to the problem of not having GPS. I'd take that "70%" figure as being as reliable as what the wireless networks tell you.
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