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Geotags can be added to your images so you can record latitude, longitude, altitude and time information.
Correlation between pictures and maps is supported by GPS function in conjunction with ViewNX version 1.2 software (no-charge download) and my Picturetown.
Geotag (image positioning information of pictures such as latitude, longitude [Geodetic System WGS84]) can be added to the image.
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Does its Job I use this unit on my D7100 mounted on the hotshoe. The cable attaches to a side port. It sometimes takes a few seconds (up to about 30, depending on conditions) to acquire a satellite lock but once it does I've found it to be extremely accurate. Surprisingly it seems to have no issues acquiring a lock indoors in my home (single level). GPS should come internal to the camera but the fact that it doesn't isn't a fault of this unit, it functions as designed. I've mounted it on the camera strap before and it worked well there, too. The cable is stiff and doesn't flop around. Give this unit decent care as you do your multi-thousand dollar camera and lenses and it should serve you well. November 5, 2013
Very Disappointed I just finished a 15 day “field test” of the GP-1A GPS on my D-600. I was very disappointed in the performance I received from the GP-1A unit. To minimize some of the damage potential mentioned in another review I mounted the unit on the camera strap, then coiled and “twist-tied” the excess GP1-CA90 connecting cable. This worked okay but the GP-1A unit would bump up against my forehead while shooting. Eventually I became accustomed to this annoyance. To enhance battery life while hiking I did not leave the camera full time in the “On” position. However I did always turn the camera on several minutes in advance of shooting. Frequently, even after five minutes or more, the GPS unit never acquired the necessary satellite signals and continued to Blink Red. Occasionally it would show Solid Green for a few seconds and then revert to Blinking Red. While hiking it was almost impossible to get Solid Green. After 15 days and 1,648 photos taken on the D600 with the GP-1A GPS attached my results were 966 images (~60%) geotagged (as shown by Places in Aperture 3). All but seven of the photos geotagged appeared to in the correct location. The locations referenced in the seven errors were all off by more than 100 miles each. So how does the Nikon unit stack up to others? I also had along a recent model unnamed “point and shoot” camera (approximate camera cost of $390) with an internal GPS. As with my Nikon D600 I did not leave the camera in the “On” position – but turned it on prior to use. Of the 935 photos taken with this camera 837 (~90%) were properly geotagged. In addition my wife and I both had our smart phones with us. My wife took 498 photos of which 493 (~99%) were properly geotagged, and I took 49 photos of which all 49 (100%) were properly geotagged. The phones were left on between shoots. I have been an avid and loyal Nikon user since 1971. I like others enjoy geotagging photos. In my opinion the GP-1A GPS is not ready for sale. But for a loyal Nikon customer that wants to geotag, what other option do I have? March 21, 2013
Cable needs to be redesigned!! Has the same cable as GP-1. Will have damage to the connector or worse to the camera port as with my D7000. I do a lot of travel and is a great feature to have the geotags on the photos but not at the expense of having your camera damaged due to a bump on a busy street or tourist attraction. I will not use this on my D600 until there is a new cable design!! September 29, 2012
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Does the GPS 1a give you the direction of the lens pointing?

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Map will show where you are and the approximate direction you were facing.
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Will the GP-1 Unit work with the D600?

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Yes it does.
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Will this work with D800 and/or D90?

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The included cables work with the D800 and D90, but the compatibility page only lists the D600. Another questions answer says that the only difference between the GP-1 and GP-1A are materials so based on these two facts it sounds like the GP-1A should be compatible with the D800 and D90. If this is the case then the compatibility page should be updated.
 
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Yes, the GP-1A will work with the D800 and D90.
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Is there any advantage whatsoever to buy and use the GP-1A on my D-600

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I just purchased the D-600 and I also purchased the GP-1 and installed it and it works fine.
Now next I plan on purchasing a D-800e. I want to purchase a separate GPS for it or move the GP-1 that is on the D-600 now to the D-800e and instal a GP-1A on the D-600 if it is advisable.
 
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There is no difference in functionality between the GP-1 and the GP-1A. You should be able to use either GPS unit on both the D600 and the D800/E.
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Can the GP-1 or GP-1A be used with the Nikon WR-R10 wireless receiver plugged in just like the corded MC-DC2 shutter release?

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It's the same plug as the corded release. I'm looking for a way to use both the GP-1 and the wireless shutter release. Any suggestions?
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No, In order for the WR-R10 wireless receiver to function, it has to be plug directly into the camera.
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Always needs a cable, it mounts to the hot shoe or camera strap.
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Will the GP-1A work in burst mode -fast frame shooting rate?

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It works in single shot mode but it does not record full gps info in high speed frame rate.
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Is the GP-1A able to record GPS data when using high rate of frames per second?

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On my D300, I do not see the GPS data when using higher frame rates - i see altitude info but no GPS- thank you
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Answer: 
  The GP-1a doesn't record anything. It merely determines the time and position; and passes this information on to the camera.  It's up to the camera to record these data, by including them in the EXIF data of any picture taken while valid GPS data is available.

  I can think of no good reason why the camera shouldn't include these data in pictures taken in high-speed burst mode, if these data are available for inclusion in single-shot photographs.

I don't have the genuine Nikon GP-1/GP-1a; I have a cheap knockoff that costs about $50. I just now went out with that on my D3200, and shot a bunch of burst-mode pictures at the highest speed my D3200 could muster. Every one of the resulting pictures that I thereafter examined did indeed have the full GPS data in it.
 
 
  Between the burst-mode pictures in which you are not seeing GPS data,and the single-shot pictures in which you are; are you doing anything different, or working under any different conditions?

  For example, if you're shooting fast-burst pictures indoors, and single-shot pictures outdoors, that would make a difference; in that case, the reason you would not be getting GPS data in the burst pictures would have nothing to do with your use of burst mode, but with the fact that you're taking them under conditions where GPS is inherently unreliable.

  I suppose it's even possible that in burst mode, your particular camera puts out enough radio-frequency-interference (or RFI) noise to interfere with the signals that the GPS receiver is trying to receive; while not putting out so much so much RFI noise in single-shot mode.

  Here's a simple experiment you can try.  Get your hands on a cheap, basic portable AM band transistor radio. Tune it to a blank area, where there isn't a radio station to be heard,and you're just getting general noise.  Put your camera next to the radio, turn it on, and try operating it in various modes; and see if you can discern any effect that it is having on the noise that you hear on the radio.  If you find that it has much more effect when you operate it in burst mode, then that may be your answer.
 

  GPS receivers can be touchy at times. It's not at all usual to have difficulty getting a lock with one, and when you do have a lock, losing it again.  There are a great many external conditions that can greatly affect the reliability of GPS reception.  Mind you,I'm not talking just about the GP-1a or any third-party knockoffs of it, that are specialized for camera use; I'm talking about GPS receives in general; and I am talking from vast experience with standalone GPS receives, GPS receivers built into cell phones, and the one GP-1 clone I've been using with my camera.  Keep in mind that these units are trying to receive radio signals from multiple sources at once, from satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above.
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do I have to use this GPS unit to use the GPS app on my d5300dslr

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No, the D5300 has gps built in.
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