They finally did it! They put Bluetooth location information into an RX100. Just based on that alone, I think the RX100vi is the best travel camera ever, but wait… the lens is 24-200mm? Really?!! Wow! Reach. Speed. Image quality. Amazing autofocus. Geotagging. Eye AF. 4k video. Oh my! So what if the aperture is now f/2.8 to f/4.5? With the size of the sensor, it’s … Continue reading Sony announces the RX100vi with Bluetooth and 24-200mm lens!
I’ve been looking at the Panasonic GX9 which is supposed to be available soon at B&H. One of the features that caught my eye is the ability to get real-time geotagging via the Bluetooth connection. I hope this is a feature that makes it’s way to more and more cameras. It’s a great low power way of implementing GPS and it certainly draws less … Continue reading Bluetooth geotagging is getting popular!
Just came across something interesting today with my A99ii. I just received a new iPhone X and set up the Bluetooth interface between it and the camera to enable geotagging. Normally, you should have the PlayMemories app running in the background to get the information to transfer from the phone to the camera. I was startled to find that the camera was connecting automatically to … Continue reading Sony A99ii bluetooth geotagging and the iPhone X
Fujifilm has just announced the new X-E3. It’s a rangefinder style camera that includes Bluetooth communications. I’m wondering if Fuji will transfer GPS data from a smart phone to the camera like the Sony A99ii? This may be a new trend. I hope they do. This is a very nice camera which would make a great addition as a small/light kit. We’ll see. Continue reading Fujifilm X-E3
I’ve been experimenting with the geolocating capabilities of the Sony A99ii. The camera uses Bluetooth to communicate with a cell phone and gets the GPS location from the phone to write it directly to the picture EXIF. I haven’t had any troubles establishing the connection between the camera and the phone. The PlayMemories app must then be running to send the GPS information to the … Continue reading Geolocating with the Sony A99ii
When I read blog posts or camera reviews, there is very little talk about GPS units included in the camera. Most “experts” seem to think that it is an unnecessary accessory. I’ve read blog posts that exclaim: “I know where I am when I take a picture!” I had a recent experience that would make me disagree with that. Five years ago, I went on … Continue reading What use is a GPS in a camera?
Vacations are here and I felt I needed to talk about a feature that I find very important in a camera: the GPS. Have you ever looked at a vacation picture and wondered “where the heck did I take that?”. Geotagging is the answer. The latitude and longitude coordinates are stored with the picture and you can later use a program like Lightroom to see … Continue reading Camera GPS and Vacation pictures