updated 07:00 pm EDT, Thu June 2, 2011
Supports latest Pentax DSLR models
Pentax has announced a new GPS tracking device for its DSLR cameras. The O-GPS1 records latitude, longitude, altitude, and time data along with the image data to provide precise information about the location where a picture was taken. Using a PC, this GPS data may then be used to track shooting locations and organize pictures.
Used in conjunction with special Pentax apps, the GPS module can geotag images with geographical and celestial body location data and chart trip progress at set intervals. The device can also act as an electronic compass.
The O-GPS1 mounts in the camera hot shoe. Using one AAA battery it will run up to 12 hours. It is compatible with K-5, K-r and 645D DSLRs.
The O-GPS1 can be pre-ordered now for $250 for July shipment.