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The GPS Cameras

Nikon P6000 has GPS capability.

Generally, camera manufacturers have not included GPS capability in cameras because of the cost. “Camera makers say they haven’t adopted widespread use of GPS in cameras because it’s expensive it can add almost $100 to the cost of a camera and because users haven’t really demanded the feature,” wrote Rik Fairlie on the Gadgetwise blog put out by The New York Times. But GPS costs are coming down, so in the future, camera makers might reconsider their positions on this matter.

That doesn’t mean you can’t get cameras that mark your position of each shot you take  and give it to you when images are downloaded onto your computer.

The three options you have for GPS cameras are: Sony Cyber-shot HX5V, Nikon Coolpix P6000, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7. Of the three cameras, the Nikon Coolpix P6000 has the biggest sensor, which also contains the most megapixels. That model came out in 2008.

I’d opt for the Nikon. It has not only the largest sensor of the three, but also 13.5 MP of resolution. This camera also takes images in Raw format–.NRW. These files, though, do not open in Photoshop CS 5 on a Mac. Adobe’s working on the problem and has a tentative solution, which is being tested and works according to most users.

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