Sony's New Venture

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  1. NikonD40x@Denver

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    Has anyone heard of what SONY is testing in a couple of weeks? I received some information that SONY has started to put GPS in there SLR Camera's and CamCorders..... so not only it internally captures your Camera settings in the image..... it will now track the Longitude and Latitude from where you were when you took that picture.....Nice, I Like that feature..... tooo bad it's Sony.

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    whats wrong with Sony?

    who do you think makes sensors for many of Nikon's cameras?
     
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    I've shot with sony for a while and didn't care for it......... I know Sony's SLR's are the Minolta Brand's and Minolta is not bad. It's worth a shot to try it out again.
     
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    Now thats the right attitude....

    I shoot Canon, Pentax, and Leica. You wouldn't catch me saying "too bad its a Nikon".
     
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    Has this Technology already been used in SLR's?
     
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    I'm into offroad driving and own a couple of GPSs and love digital mapping and similar but I really can't see a need for GPS data in a camera. I reckon I could remember where I've taken virtually all of my shots without GPS co-ords, if a location isn't that memorable that you can instantly record where you were from memory than it's not worth bothering with GPS.

    Just my 2c
     
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    I'm not so sure I like it. If I take a picture of my house or places I frequent often, guess what...

    A useless feature that takes a piece of your privacy. These are the kinds of things that play right into a stalker or predators hands.
     
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    It's one thing to use a product which has a sony wholesale (high quality) item in it. Quite another to use a sony made retail product. Just like Electrocompaniet's SACD player is much nicer than Sony's high end one even though it has a Sony transport in it. The sensor by far does not make the camera.

    Anyway I'm talking general here I have nothing against sony cameras because I haven't used them yet. Just pointing out the obvious flaw in the argument namely that Sony make some excellent wholesale products and some dodgy retail crap at the same time.

    Uahhh back on topic. Are you sure it actually has GPS in it? Like in the camera? It sounds expensive, and to a large degree pointless for the large majority of users. Or is it like the D200 / D2x's ability to connect to a compatible GPS device which loads the co-ordinates into the picture's exif data?
     
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    Hm. I guess it would be helpful for those individuals who go out into the desert and shoot abandoned shacks and want to be able to find it again... :mrgreen:
     
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    It has the GPS built into the SLR.
     
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    I submitted to SONY to be one of the testers here in the Colorado area, so we shall see
     
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    I think you misinterpret my posting..

    It was in response to "tooo bad it's Sony." comment.. meaning that there is a flaw in the assumption that Sony made products are not good. I then followed up by pointing out that Sony makes good sensors in Nikon products.

    So in essense.. we are in agreement.... Sony (just like all brands) have their hits or misses...
     

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