Bluetooth geotagging is getting popular!

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!

Sony A99ii bluetooth geotagging and the iPhone X

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

What use is a GPS in a camera?

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?