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New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« on: October 17, 2011, 11:15:38 PM »


Canon will introduce the GP-E1 GPS addon and Bluetooth/Wifi addon.


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New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 11:41:59 PM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.
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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 11:44:54 PM »
Ok...  Where exactly do you stick these puppies?

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 11:45:56 PM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.

If it was inside, then they couldn't charge extra for them!  ;)  If people don't buy them, then perhaps they'll get the idea...
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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011, 11:51:21 PM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.

Exactly! I would assume they use the same plug so it looks like you can have wireless OR GPS but not both at the same time!

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2011, 11:57:18 PM »
I totally agree they should have been built in, this has fail written all over it.

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 12:00:11 AM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.

Exactly! I would assume they use the same plug so it looks like you can have wireless OR GPS but not both at the same time!

It also looks suspiciously like something that would go in the hotshoe, which would be quite unfortunate.

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 12:00:11 AM »

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 12:16:25 AM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.

Exactly! I would assume they use the same plug so it looks like you can have wireless OR GPS but not both at the same time!

It also looks suspiciously like something that would go in the hotshoe, which would be quite unfortunate.

Unless it will be compatible with older EOS cameras

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 12:21:58 AM »
Yaesu made a hand-held amateur radio, the VX-8D, that had a clunky add-on GPS unit. Users demanded GPS built into the radio itself. As a response, Yaesu created an additional version with GPS built in, the VX-8G. People who value the GPS functionality are buying the 8D with the add-on, because the 8G's built-in is slow to acquire satellites. I don't pretend to know the science behind it all, but perhaps that is why Canon went with an add-on.

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 12:37:04 AM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.

Exactly! I would assume they use the same plug so it looks like you can have wireless OR GPS but not both at the same time!

It also looks suspiciously like something that would go in the hotshoe, which would be quite unfortunate.

It's a screw-in. That's why the images are vertical. If it was hotshoe, they would want to use the new lock-on one, not the older type :)

 It goes in that expansion port that has the screw-off lid on the side of the 1D, no idea what the name of that port is.


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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 01:25:31 AM »
They're up on Canon USA:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/gps_receivers/gps_receiver_gp_e1
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/consumer_cameras_wft/wireless_transmitter_wft_e6a

Compatible with the 1D X only. And I hoped Canon would come up with something that I could use with the camera I have (or at least likely to have one day).

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 05:43:02 AM »
Yep, the adaptors look like afterthoughts to me.

They should be on the inside.



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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 05:43:02 AM »

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2011, 08:44:20 AM »
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I hoped Canon would come up with something that I could use with the camera I have (or at least likely to have one day).

I'm sure they will for the updated 5D, 7D, 60D and they may yet announce similar for existing models - maybe a smaller/cheaper version that mounts on the bottom like the current WFTs. While not a perfect implementation, it's a good start and yes, the price for the GPS module is high, but not too high [others will offer as well]. I'll buy one. At least they're listening - very long overdue!

I was really expecting something like this for the 60D, especially since no overpriced WFT was announced.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 09:06:02 AM by pharp »

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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2011, 10:22:41 AM »
I'm still waiting for them to create something easy for the 5D M2 to use to acquire GPS.  The best solution I have seen costs about $850, and it adds 1 lb and wouldn't fit in my case (WFT-4 & bluetooth GPS).

I took iPhone pictures on my last trip to get the GPS locations, and will have to manually add them probably...
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Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2011, 10:22:41 AM »