Tuesday, 1 June 2010

GPS Camera

With the rise of geotagging photos through Flickr and Picasa, it seems obvious that now I am looking at a new digicam that grabbing one with GPS would be an obvious step. With a European holiday in the mix, lining up the images with the locations in time would be a super improvement.
As it turns out, digital cameras armed with GPS just arent that common at all, indeed they are still completely special. I am not looking for a large DSLR camera, but a more compact shooter with video, decent zoom and as many features as a quality manufacturer can shove in there, including the GPS.

Interestingly the menu for this type of gadgetry seems to point wholly to the Sony HX5V. This little beauty not only brings the GPS/compass along, but looks like a lovely package of quality and technology that I can fit in a decent sized pocket. The more I look, the more I love the idea of this camera - drool.

[Sony HX5V promo pic via the AU Sony site]

Sony AU site
Sony Style showcase
Imaging-Resource review
Camera Labs review

===== EDIT =====

I should have found and noted the Panasonic DMC-TZ10 which also has GPS going. I still like the Sony one, but the TZ10 looks great anyhow. Links: dpreview and cameralabs.

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