GPS Camera : LUSENET : Dirck Halstead : One Thread

I have heard that there is a camera that has GPS Navigation,can any one tell me more.

-- Edward W. Huntington (, June 27, 2001


First, I must admit that I haven't heard of this. But I also tend to doubt it would be a good idea. The best camera manufacturers don't make GPS receivers and the best manufacturers of GPS receivers don't make cameras. How much would a built-in GPS receiver add to the price of a good camera? The cost would probably not make a lot of sense considering how affordable a good, small GPS receiver would cost. I have a Garmin eMap GPS receiver and it's excellent. There's plenty of customer support with firmware updates (available free from the company web site) and it works great with the company's mapping CD- ROMs. With rechargeable batteries, the cost of operation is negligible and it just keeps performing marvelously. I doubt the built-in GPS functions on a camera would even come close to this quality and operational ease. Also... I'm assuming that a camera's operation would create RF interference which wouldn't be good for the GPS reception anyway.

-- Greg W. Anderson (, July 05, 2001.

What use do you see for GPS on camera?

I have heard that people working with radio-controlled model airplanes are using special boards that can "print" GPS-based coordinates to video sent back from plane. And I know that some people here in Estonia are working with a solution where you can encode GPS data and record it as audio track using whatever video camera (could be used on airplanes patrolling forests, fields etc -- while reviewing footage you can always find out where exactly it was filmed).

-- Peeter Marvet (, November 01, 2001.

Check out the Kodak web page I use a dc265 w/ garmin lll receiver for arcview 3.2 it is reasonably accurate about +-5 meters . for more precise work I us a Trimble Pro xr with a real time antenna. note. kodak has discontinued the camera but offer a different version


I am looking for a digital camera with GPS integrated. For us, it is a invaluable aid. We must supervised construction of Higways, and ned to know the exact position of the picture taken. In other hand we dont trust in our own supervisors. GPS dont lie.

-- raul cadena (, April 14, 2003.

Ricoh i700 model G and the Caprio G3 Pro both support the I/O data compact flash GPS card, and tag the jpg images with lat/long/time in the EXIF header.

-- Andy Rubin (, July 11, 2003.

Our company Lupine Logic, Inc. ( is dedicated to developing and marketing a family of geodigital-multimedia field systems. Our coyotEYE product is a first, that tightly integrate GPS with digital cameras (also allow for text and voice-capture ability), in a PDA database. We also have several high end products in the works for release Q3 and Q4 2004 that add digital compass and laser ranging to the sensor suite (for more technical uses). Check us out! and feel free to call with questions. best, Joe Glassy, president Lupine Logic, Inc.

-- Joe Glassy (, January 22, 2004.

Have a look at this site. Did you find a good solution let me know.



-- Tony (, April 11, 2004.

Check out the Kodak ProSLR/n . Supposedly you can link the camera to your GPS to attach the data to the image files. The Camera is about $4500 without the lens, but is a full frame 13 megapixel camera.

-- Ron Blaylock (, December 01, 2004.

Component of CCD or CMOS become so widespread popular, u can pretty much see digital camera feature integrated in all kind of personal electronics. so is SoC GPS chip component, so either a Garmin handheld GPS with build in CMOS sensor like cell phone does, or it will be so easy for any of digital camera manufacturer to integrate the GPS chip inside their camera, it's so tiny that GPS wrist watch already build with this IC. I guess there is no big demand for digital camera+GPS combination, otherwise Garmin can easily offer this type of product, when they have made so many hybrid models already (with radio or cell phone )

-- Johnn Lin (, December 29, 2004.

Surveylab Ltd designs and manufacturers a rugged handheld GPS/Camera combination, the ike100. We also have a unit with integrated Laser Distance Meter and compass. This unit allows you to measure the position of a remote target. All the instruments integrate into ArcPad on a Windows CE device. See

-- Leon Toorenburg (, January 18, 2005.

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