Geotagging Comes To High-End Nikon Cameras

The world is quickly getting smaller and smaller, and one prominent area that’s helping this cause is geotagging, a GPS-based technology that adds location information to images and information posted online.

The downside? Well, devices need to have GPS-aware technology, and even in today’s iWorld that’s still not ubiquitous.

The GP-1 dongle changed that for Nikon DSLR users. The device fitted into the camera’s hot shoe, adding GPS capability to an otherwise location-unaware camera.

Accessory maker Gisteq has one-upped Nikon with the PhotoTrackr Plus, a similar device that connects to your Nikon’s 10 pin terminal and transferring geo-data via Bluetooth, freeing up your hot shoe for it’s intended purpose, holding your flash gun. Nifty!

The PhotoTrackr Plus costs $179 and works with both JPEG and Camera RAW workflows.

Source: Ubergizmo

Written by Toby Leftly

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Joseph Harris
May 30th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

$179? No thanks. You can do the same thing with a $30 GPS logger from eBay, and the excellent freeware program GeoSetter.

October 14th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

It seems really smaller, but the function is common. How does that power supply? Does it have independent battery like Easytagger does? If not, I would rather use my Easytagger.

October 14th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

I wonder if $179 is the price for GPS devoice and Bluetooth receiver? Or only for GPS devoice?

January 17th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I prefer my Eztag for that one main Bluetooth devoice could work with my D300s and D7000 at same time.


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