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Top 10 GPS-Enabled Digital Cameras – 2012

A digital camera’s built-in GPS unit adds geographic information (e.g. LAT/LONG) to the Exif header of your digital image files, allowing you to pinpoint the location at which you took your photographs. Although many modern cameras can use external GPS units, having a built-in GPS unit is usually less expensive and also simplifies the process of geotagging images.

Below are some of the best cameras with built-in GPS units.

Ricoh G700SE - Best GPS Camera

1. Ricoh G700SE-M

Canon D20

The Ricoh G700SE-M GPS-enabled camera features an ultra-rugged and compact design, ‘object’ geotagging capability, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, HD video, image stabilization, SAASM GPS compatibility, and various optional attachments and accessories that make it one of the most versatile cameras available. GPS and descriptive ‘memos’ allow you to capture the who, what, when, where and why of each photograph with a simple press of the shutter. Read More »

Olympus TG-1 GPS-Enabled Camera

2. Olympus Tough TG-1

Canon D20

The Olympus TG-1 is one of the toughest point-and-shoot cameras available; waterproof to 40ft (135ft with separate housing), freezeproof, weatherproof, drop-proof, shock-proof, built-in GPS and map display and tons of customizable options. If you’re looking for a reliable camera that can take on any environment, you can’t go wrong with the TG-1. Read More »

Nikon COOLPIX AW100 - Best GPS Camera

3. Nikon COOLPIX AW100

Canon D20

The Nikon Coolpix AW100 Waterproof Digital Camera is an action-hungry camera that’s rugged enough to take just about anything you want to throw at it – extreme cold (temperatures down to 14 °F), large bodies of water, and even accidental drops up to 5.0′ (1.5 m). Featuring a 5x optical zoom lens (28-140mm 35mm equivalent), the AW100 employs a 16 MP CMOS sensor to capture beautiful images underwater, on the ski slopes, or wherever else you’d like to punish this rugged little model. Read More »

Canon PowerShot D20 - Best GPS Cameras

4. Canon PowerShot D20

Canon D20

Outdoorsy, adventurous types need to look no further for a camera that can handle it all. The Canon PowerShot D20 digital camera is waterproof to 33 feet, temperature-resistant from 14°F to 104°F, shockproof up to 5.0 feet, and equipped with a GPS tracker. Slim and sturdy with a highly visible color layout, its buttons are operable even with gloved hands. Read More »

Canon EOS 6D - Best GPS Camera

5. Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR

Canon D20

The Canon EOS 6D digital SLR is definitely worth the money for those who need the professional quality and versatility that it offers. This camera delivers all the goodies of a professional DSLR with the added benefit of built-in GPS and Wi-Fi capability. You can’t go wrong with this camera unless you simply don’t need the added features and quality or you plan on using your rent money to buy it! Read More »

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS-Enabled Camera

6. Pentax Optio WG-2

Canon D20

The Pentax Optio WG-2 rugged digital camera is the version of the company’s 13th Optio line, which features built-in GPS capabilities. From simply looking at the WG-2, you can see that this camera means business. It’s built to stand up to abuse – whether that’s from a fall, the cold, dust, water, or being crushed. And, it’s smart – capable of telling you exactly where you shot what, which is useful for multiple applications. All these qualities are sure to be appreciated by the adventurous, parents of toddlers, or by anyone who values protecting their investments. Read More »

Sony Alpha a77 Digital SLR Camera

7. Sony Alpha a77 Digital SLR

Canon D20

Step up to an incredible shooting experience with the Sony Alpha a77 Digital SLR camera with built-in GPS. Featuring Sony’s top-of-the-line Translucent Mirror Technology, you can focus and shoot simultaneously for fast, precise performance and continuous shooting of up to 12 frames per second, complete with continuous auto focus. Capture amazingly detailed images that make for gorgeous enlargements thanks to an impressive 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor. Read More »

Sony Alpha a99

8. Sony Alpha a99 Digital SLR

4.5 Stars

A full-fledged DSLR featuring a 24.3MP 35mm-sized CMOS sensor, the Sony Alpha SLT-A99V offers the world’s first dual AF system in a DSLR and the world’s lightest body for a full-frame DSLR. This dust and moisture-sealed camera replaces the old Alpha A-series (A900 and A700) full-frame DSLRs and boasts what Sony calls “dramatically improved image quality, noise reduction and AF performance.” Read More »

Canon PowerShot S100 - Best GPS Cameras

9. Canon PowerShot S100

4.5 Stars

The Canon PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced users and enthusiasts need to create standout images. As with other PowerShot cameras, the compact PowerShot S100 incorporates all of the advanced Canon technologies that make capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button. Read More »

Samsung WB850F - GPS Camera

10. Samsung WB850F

4.5 Stars

The Samsung WB850F SMART Long Zoom Digital Camera is designed with more than image capture in mind. The WB850F is a WiFi enabled “travel zoom” camera that gives you the ability to send photos straight from the device. Users can email photos or share them on social networks from any WiFi hotspot. The WB850F also boasts free storage space on Samsung’s AllShare Play and Microsoft Sky Drive, making user’s photos accessible anywhere. Additionally, the camera uses GPS features and Live Landmark for downloading maps and finding information about local points of interest. Read More »

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