Yet another GPS-enabled camera has entered the photography world, this time Canon’s 12-megapixel PowerShot D20. Featuring a 5X zoom lens and a unique aqua and black color scheme, this pretty little camera is tougher than it seems.
Go ahead and use it on your next underwater adventure – it is submersible up to 33 feet. Headed for a hike? It may not be sturdy enough to be dropped from off the top of a mountain, but it can handle being dropped up to five feet. Take it skiing as well if you wish – it can handle temps as low as 14°F. Unlike a similar rugged camera we reported on recently, the Pentax Optio WG-2, this camera is not crush-proof.
The GPS locator contained within the camera is handy for those who trek all over the country or even the world, snapping pictures as they go, but not documenting the exact location the pictures are taken. The camera takes care of that for you, tagging each photo you take with the specific GPS coordinates. The GPS device contained within the camera is extremely accurate, but not very quick to pinpoint your GPS coordinates. It typically takes around two minutes to acquire a signal. The Pentax Optio WG-2 wins yet again in this arena, locking on to a signal in seconds.
Imagine heading home after a trip and seeing your journey mapped out in GPS coordinates. Gone are the days of wondering exactly which mountain range your family is standing in front of while reviewing the pictures back at home when your family vacation is over. Pretty amazing, and all for about $349.99. It may not be the best rugged camera option, but after reviewing its features, you might find it is the perfect camera for your needs.