Sony updates its GPS accessory for cameras

Sony updates its GPS accessory for cameras
Sony unveiled at the PMA trade show the new version of its GPS accessory for cameras: GPS-CS1KA.

GPS-CS1KA is immediately available for $150. Made for portability, the 12-channel GPS unit is 3-½ inches long, weighs two ounces, and is sold with a carabineer to easily attach to a backpack or a belt loop.

Using the supplied software and USB cable, GPS data can be paired to images taken from virtually any digital camera – event stills taken with camcorders. The supplied GPS Image Tracker software synchronizes the digital images with latitude, longitude and time readings from the GPS-CS1 device to organize photos by where they were taken, not just when. By activating the Picture Motion Browser 2.0 software, photos become virtual push pins on an online map.

The GPS-CS1 initial model was launched in September 2006. This new model now include Sony Picture Motion Browser software as standard. This software which matches the picture with its location is now compatible with all digital cameras conforming to the Exif 2.1 file specification. This means it can be used with most of the cameras put on the market in the recent years, either Sony's or not.

Other GPS related announcements made at the PMA fair can be found here:

Monday, March 12th 2007

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