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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pentax Announces Nifty O-GPS1 GPS Unit

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/02/...o-astronomy-nu/

"The new hotshoe-mounted O-GPS1 module fixes that oversight by recording latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time and shooting angle. Everyday snappers might find an extra hotshoe attachment cumbersome, but astro-photography enthusiasts could well be enticed by the device's interesting "ASTROTRACER" function."

Pentax might not be up there with Canon or Nikon, but it is certainly not for the lack of trying. This is yet another impressive use of the anti-shake sensor platform: using the sensor to compensate for short movements of celestial objects. This is the second unique use for sensor-based stabilisation; the first was Pentax's automatic levelling feature. Nice to see Pentax exploring other ways to utilise the technology. Available in July for about US$250.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Miniature Bluetooth Transmitter Plugs Into Nikon DSLRs for Easy Geotagging

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.photographyblog.com/news...om_foolography/

"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."

Well this is a clever little device! 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. 125.21€ 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.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Dell Wireless 700 Adds GPS to Dell Mini Netbooks

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 10:35 AM

http://www.notebooks.com/2009/07/01...gps-demo-video/

"Dell introduced Dell Wireless 700, an option that adds location awareness to the Dell Mini 10 netbook. With the $69 upgrade, users will be able to get turn-by-turn directions and use location-based services. I sat down with Hari Ganti and Alan Sicher for a demo of the GPS-enabled Dell Mini 10. Dell has partnered with Skyhook so that users' locations are accurate even when a GPS signal is not available."

Do you have a Dell Mini 10? Want to make it GPS-enabled? Then you'll be interested in the Dell Wireless 700 - head on over to Notebooks.com to check out two videos on this add-on and how it works.


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