The Gadget I Really Want.

The new iPhone 3G S sounds cool.  But what I really want is to be able to smash my iPhone together with my Canon SLR camera. In particular, I want my SLR Camera to know the GPS location and direction for every photo I take. I know there are some add-ons, but geeze, they’re not integrated.  They’re a hassle to use.  So usage is low.  The iPhone adds GPS data to photos seemlessly.  Why can’t my $1,000 Canon do the same?

5 responses to “The Gadget I Really Want.

  1. Great idea, but I doubt that Canon will want to branch out like that. They’re a photography company, not a gadget company, and no matter how awesome it would be to have that kind of metadata on our pictures, I doubt that Canon will want to develop a product like that.

    • Mike, GPS location and directional data are core to metadata. The chips to create the functionality are cheap and widely available. Canon better get on the stick before Nikon does. Or they risk losing serious amateur photographers like myself.

  2. You can use your iPhone’s GPS to achieve what you want. Take a look at the iPhone app GeoLogTag.
    I’m using it for some time now and it works really well.

    http://www.galarina.eu/GeoLogTag/Home.html

    • Thanks for the tip. It looks like there are several iPhone Apps in the iTunes Store for mashing together GPS Geo Location information with Photos taken by a non-GPS camera. I haven’t tried any yet, but I will.

    • Thanks for the tip. It looks like there are several iPhone Apps in the iTunes Store for mashing together GPS Geo Location information with Photos taken by a non-GPS camera. I haven’t tried any yet, but I will.

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