GE e1050 Digital Camera Features Built-in GPS
Feb 1, 2008
Why are we talking about a camera when this is a 4x4 site? Because this camera has a built-in GPS. That means it can tag each image with the exact location where it was taken. Think of the possibilities! Better yet, we'll list some for you.
The first cool thing you'll be able to do is always remember exactly where the photo was taken. There have been plenty of occasions where I've looked at a photo and had trouble recalling where it was taken. Having the location stored on the photo would make it easy to put a photo in its place.
Whenever you spot a scenic location, do you remember to create a waypoint on your GPS so you can come back to it later, or tell your buddies where it is? I don't know about you, but over half the time, I forget. Plus you have to remember to download your GPS data when you get home and store that waypoint somewhere where you'll find it. But if the camera is saving the location data in the EXIF data section of the image, you're essentially creating a waypoint everytime you stop to take a photo. Finding the location later on is simply a matter of flipping through your photos, which people tend to be more comfortable doing.
Sharing the location information will so much easier. Instead of emailing a pic to your buddy, and typing the coordinates into your email, all you have to do is send the email. The connection between the location data and the image will never be lost.
The estimated list price of this camera is about USD$250, and it comes with some other cool features such as high-definition movie recording,
HDTV playback capability for both movies and stills, user-friendly touch-screen controls to access more features with fewer buttons, and even smile detection (triggers the shutter when it sees a smile). For fourwheelers, this might turn out to be a very handy camera to keep in the glovebox.
More information is available at http://www.ge.com/digitalcameras.
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