Accessory Review: Macsense Geomet'r GPS Device|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, July 18, 2008 - 20:14 EDT)
Geotagging -- or the inclusion of positioning location in an image file's Exif header -- is the feature of the year. While cameras with receivers built into them are still rare, add-on receivers are becoming a hot accessory. And if the camera already has GPS support (like Nikon dSLRs through the remote 10-pin terminal connectors), all the more reason to start shopping.
The $145 Geomet'r GPS receiver taps into the built-in GPS support of the Nikon D200, D300, D2Hs, D3xs, D3 and the Fujifilm S5 Pro to add GPS Exif tags to your images as you shoot. It's like have a built-in GPS receiver in your camera (no post processing). And note that price, significantly less than most GPS units.
We used the device to measure the three tallest peaks in San Francisco. Although GPS devices have a hard time calculating altitude, the Geomet'r tapped into as many as 11 satellites (of 24) to reveal which was the tallest.
Read our review for the whole story.