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Pentax GPS Unit O-GPS1 Hotshoe Mounted Accessory GPS Unit for Pentax K-5, K-r, 645D

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  • Geotag your images for location information on popular photo sharing websites
  • Chart the progress of a hike, bike or boating trip with interval position tracking
  • A separate, but efficient power source will not drain your camera's battery
  • Supports terrestrial based WAAS for highly accurate positioning
  • Electronic Compass function assists while hiking or camping
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  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.3 inches ; 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0054YKVBK
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  • Item model number: GPS Unit 0-GPS1
  • Batteries 1 AAA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 3, 2011

Product Description

Geotag Images For Location Information On Popular Photo Sharing Websites; Charts The Progress Of A Hike, Bike Or Boating Trip With Interval Position Tracking; Separate, Efficient Power Source Does Not Drain Camera'S Battery; Supports Terrestrial-Based Waas For Highly Accurate Positioning; Electronic Compass Function Assists While Hiking Or Camping

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Customer Reviews

Still, it's an added feature and I'll take it!
Mark B
For the compass, you only have to calibrate it once for the direction between magnetic north and true north to be corrected.
Anaguma
Great little accessory for the Pentax K-r, K-5 and K-30, which support GPS.
Alan McC

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Anaguma on January 17, 2012
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I like to know exactly where I took my pictures as I mainly take landscape shots. With this attached, I get the exact location, the altitude, and the direction I was facing when the shot was taken, recorded and attached directly to the photo. So far, it seems to be right on or at least as accurate as the pixel resolution.

For the compass, you only have to calibrate it once for the direction between magnetic north and true north to be corrected. If you move longitudinally a good distance, you might have to calibrate it again, but it's not something that needs to be done for every shot.

The GPS acquires the satellites fairly quickly. With an open sky on a dry winter day, I got the 3D (4 satellites) reading in under a minute. The EXIF data recorded that I actually had 8.

The instruction manual and waypoint (destination) instructions leave a bit to be desired. The default file let's you find your way to Pentax offices around the world that you're probably never going to use. However, the sample file does give you the format. There are two ways you can set up waypoints. One is to take the lat-long from a photo and save it to the file. You can save up to 40 waypoints in one file this way. You can have 3 separate waypoint files giving you a total of 120 waypoints if you want.

The second way is to manually edit one of the 3 files that you've saved to your SD card. All three files are in the \GPS\DATA1\ folder on your SD card. The files have to be the names GPS_DAT1.TXT, GPS_DAT2.TXT, or GPS_DAT3.TXT. The camera won't read any other names. The waypoints are in DD (Decimal Degrees) in the following format:

TITLE= GPSDATAPentax [you give this name when saving]

DATA= PENTAX_Itabashi JP, N35.765182, E139.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark B TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 6, 2013
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I bought a Pentax K-30 for my more rugged outdoor photography sessions. I don't typically need a flash, so I leave the GPS unit attached all the time. My camera still fits into my LowePro 100 Slingbag (with no extended camera battery attached). HEre is a quick review of the O-GPS1

COMPATIBILITY
I use it on a Pentax K-30. The K-30 does in fact support the Astrotracer feature on the GPS. The GPS menu on the K-30 is easy to access and use.

FORM FACTOR and AESTHETICS
The O-GPS1 has a fairly tight form factor. It adds about 2" to the top of the camera. It does take over your hot shoe and will block the built-in flash. The GPS unit itself is about 2"x2" square. It looks great on the camera. And has not been getting in my way at all.

FUNCTIONALITY
As I mentioned, the Astrotracer feature does indeed work on the K-30. I have used this feature a couple of times and it has been great. This feature allows you to manually focus on a celestial object (not planets, though) and the mirror will adjust so that the exposure follows the star, etc. The main reason I bought the O=GPS1, though, is so that I can remember where in the world I took a shot. The location comes over in the metadata and has worked with both Lightroom and Aperture without any hiccups. The GPS on average has required a 3D satellite signal within about 90 seconds or less. Location info has been very accurate. You will need to recalibrate the GPS each time it dismounted (you do this by carefully turning the camera on each axis). The metadata even indicates which direction you were facing when you took the shot.

There is a built in compass as well as a trekking tool.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alan McC on January 25, 2013
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I am happy to report that I have been using this GPS pod mounted atop the flash shoe of my Pentax K-30 camera for some time now. It is great for geotagging your pictures. It powers up immediately, and usually within ten or fifteen seconds the display shows that satellites have been acquired. The single AAA battery seems to last quite awhile, but don't forget a spare, because once it quits from low battery, it won't power up long enough to be useful again. And, even though the K-30 is weather-sealed, and this unit is too, you aren't likely to get a reliable satellite signal through thick clouds, so leave it home on rainy days. The mount to the flash shoe locks on quite nicely, but if you like to hike with a camera around your neck, you will not want to leave it on the camera (maybe geotag the summit of your hike, and take it back off). It looks like it would take quite a hard bump to damage it, but I'm not taking chances. Great little accessory for the Pentax K-r, K-5 and K-30, which support GPS.
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The K-3 camera body does not support the Pentax GPS' simple navigation that existed in the K-5 (destination manager option gone from menu).

Some K-5 users had complained that the LED on the GPS was too bright during astrophotography, the K-3 has a menu option to turn the LEDs off in astrotracer mode.

I am able to use flash while using the hot shoe mounted O-GPS1, (using the Pentax hot shoe adapter "FG" with 5 pin cable and F adapter, use popup flash and GPS mounted on flash bracket; or GPS on F adaptor over hotshoe, with 5 pin cable going to external flash).
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