Time stamp in 6DII files are 1 hour apart from JPG to CR2

Nov 21, 2013
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Hi,

I have recently purchased a Canon EOS 6D mark II. I have noticed that the time stamp on my files are 1 hour apart on the JPG and CR2 files (the CR2 is recorded as if it was shot one hour after the JPG). Could this be related to turning on GPS on the camera and the camera receiving a GPS sign which might include a time stamp? These images were shot in Brazil and we were at daylight saving time period when the images were made, so our clocks were 1 hour apart from the real time. Could that be the cause? Has anyone experienced this with the same camera or other Canon camera?

Yours sincerely,
Antonio Leandro
 

Don Haines

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WOW!

That is an interesting one. You should send that one in to Canon!

BTW, on my camera there is either 0 seconds difference or 1 second difference. are yours EXACTLY an hour apart, +/- one second, or is it close to an hour apart?
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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I'd suggest doing some basic things like a camera reset, and setting the correct time before asking for more help. Its kinda like the suggestion to reboot your computer but more involved. Sometimes things do get scrambled in a camera, so resetting it is fast and easy, and often eliminates strange happenings.

First, see if you can duplicate the issue, then reset the camera and try again. Try it with GPS off and on.

Good luck.
 
Nov 21, 2013
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Mt Spokane Photography said:
I'd suggest doing some basic things like a camera reset, and setting the correct time before asking for more help. Its kinda like the suggestion to reboot your computer but more involved. Sometimes things do get scrambled in a camera, so resetting it is fast and easy, and often eliminates strange happenings.

First, see if you can duplicate the issue, then reset the camera and try again. Try it with GPS off and on.

Good luck.
I will certainly do this when I arrive home. I am currently copying some files from a SD card to the hard drive and I have noticed this. As I am not with my camera now, I decided to ask to see if someone had found the same issue. I will post more info after doing these tests.
 

Don Haines

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I am going to try and replicate the problem.....

Could you tell me:
in GPS menu......
GPS Mode
Auto Time setting
Position update intvl
GPS information display (Lat, long, elevation)
GPS logger

and in the time menu, what is the selected time zone?

Thanks,

Don Haines
 

Skywise

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Just checked a recent set of pics from a trip a few weeks ago where I had shifted the clock ahead 3 time zones (I don't leave the GPS on) and my time stamps are in sync between the JPG and GPS version.
 

Don Haines

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I played with GPS off and on, and shifted time zones up and down... no luck replicating the problem.....
 
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I went out to take some shots today. I turned off GPS and also daylight saving time (as it ended in Brazil two weeks ago). My CR2 and JPG files show the same time stamp now.
 

Don Haines

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Leandro said:
I went out to take some shots today. I turned off GPS and also daylight saving time (as it ended in Brazil two weeks ago). My CR2 and JPG files show the same time stamp now.
I still say to let Canon know. It indicates bag in their file saving code. As a programmer, I would appreciate the observations......