A Promising GPS Camera

As individuals travel far off the beaten path, the demand for a GPS camera equipped to go with them has arisen. Such a device would need to be rugged enough to withstand rough handling while still technologically pleasing. The WG-3 GPS by Pentax just might fit that description. Its Design The WG-3 is a little bigger than many compact cameras with measurements of 2.5 by 4.9 by 1.3 inches and a weight of 8.1 ounces. It is available in metallic green or purple. It promises to withstand drops of 6.6 feet and up to 220 foot-pounds of pressure. It willRead More

Wearable Cameras Developed In Sweden With Built-In GPS

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A new kind of wearable camera was recently announced from Sweden, called Memoto. They will be available to the public early 2013, and were designed to help photographers capture as many of life’s precious moments as possible. The camera is about the size of a postage stamp, which can be attached to your clothing with a small stainless steel metal clip. It works by capturing a 5-megapixel shot every 30 seconds. The GPS technology built-in stamps each photo with location data, so photographers can know exactly where each photo was taken. Each photo also includes a time-stamp for the mostRead More

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Features GPS

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Sony has released the Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V, a Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Canon PowerShot SX260 HS rival due to its compact size and range of features. It is strikingly similar to Sony’s HX30V, the difference being the lack of Wi-Fi support.   Although it is a bit larger and heavier than the Canon Powershot SX260 HS (2.5 X 4.25 X 1.4 in, 9 oz compared to 2.4 X 4.2 X 1.3 in, 8.2 oz, respectively), it is still extremely lightweight considering it includes a 20X (25-500mm) zoom lens. If you know more than the average person when it comes to photography,Read More

GPS: The Future of Photography

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Traveling with a family of five can be an adventure on its own, even without traveling anywhere exciting. Having to keep track of the whereabouts of our children and assure their needs are met constantly in the hopes of an enjoyable vacation can be quite exhausting. Of course we take pictures, and lots of them, everywhere we go. With all we deal with in our travels, the last thing we remember to do is document the places we visit. We are all avid hikers, and being close to the White Mountain National Forest, spend a fair amount of time exploringRead More

EasyTagger: An Affordable GPS Tracking Solution for Photographers

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GPS tracking technology is being implemented in all kinds of exciting and interesting ways. The technology has been used to save human lives by aiding in military operations and emergency response teams. It’s used to help us understand our planet by tracking glacier changes and wildlife habits. It has also been used to help us navigate our travels a little easier. The applications seem endless, and photographers are some of the latests professionals and hobbyists to enjoy the benefits of GPS tracking, with attachments like EasyTag’s EasyTagger device. Good quality photography equipment is expensive. The savvy spender knows where toRead More

Photographers Go GPS

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GPS technology has plenty of national security and law enforcement applications, but sometimes it just makes things more fun. A new website aims to serve the community of amateur and professional photographers by helping them find great locations for their next breathtaking shot. With the new service, photographers visiting an area will be able to quickly find out if any other photographers have discovered ideal spots for taking pictures of scenery, architecture, animals, or other subjects. The idea for GPShots originated with Alan Hearnshaw, a photographer who also works for Savannah Software, based in Georgia. Alan used GPS on hisRead More