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I know that this device is not compatible with my camera (t3i) mounted, but my question it's, this gps works as a standalone? how it works? Nov 30, 2013
In my experience, it sort of works as a standalone, but it uses an odd GPS format that most mapping software can't interpret. You're probably better off with a more generic unit.
Will it work with a Canon Rebel SL1? Apr 17, 2014
With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the EOS Rebel SL1 can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude, and has the ability to track the trajectory of movement with its logging function. An electric compass records the camera's orientation during each shot, and world time information is recorded through GPS syncing.
According to Canon, yes. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/gps_receivers/gps_receiver_gp_e2
Does this work on the Canon EOS M, and if yes, does it use the Hot Shoe or the USB cable? Mar 28, 2014
Yes, but it disables the flash !
When the memory card is downloaded to a Mac, will the GPS information contained in the GP-E2 appear in iPhoto? Sep 17, 2014
If the GP-E2 is synced to the satellites and you can see the active data in the menu named GPS, it will embed the data into each photo file. When you upload your photos into iPhoto, you will see dropped pins on the map where the photos were taken... I just came back from Europe vacation and it worked beautifully! It won't work too well for indoor photos though since the satellite signals are weak... Bob
If I go on a long hike will it record where I went? AKA also track my location along the hike so I can see where I went and miles traveled? Feb 28, 2014
A simple app for your smartphone will address your needs with a much better UI. That said, he unit can act as a stand alone GPS device. You will record a large number of lat/long coordinates that eventually will turn into points on a map. That is achieved by eating the unit in Log mode. My preferred solution, though, consists in ensuring each photo or video is properly geo tagged. That means storing lat/long, elevation, orientation and other params as exif data points.
I see one reply states it does work with the Canon 70D, however i use an external mic so need to know if this has to be placed on the hot shoe? Nov 19, 2014
It can work without the hot shoe. That is how I use it with my Rebel T3i. I just hang it from a carabiner on my backpack. Make sure your time stamp is correct with GMT and then the pictures will sync by the time stamp using the included software. Fiddly but it works.