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11-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #1
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Setting time, GPS and the K-3II

I'm wondering about the time settings in the K-3II, since it has GPS built in.

Does the home city time/date override the GPS-determined time? or are both recorded in the photo?

There's a menu setting to adjust the camera's date/time using GPS info, but the manual says "UTC is recorded as the shooting date and time for images," which implies that the exif creation date will be UTC, and NOT local time. The DISPLAY of time on the camera on the compass screen IS corrected, however.

The manual also says the GPS info can't be deleted, but I would assume it does record UTC I would have to use software to correct the exif creation date to local time, if that's what I wanna do.

11-11-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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K3ii Time

The EXIF info that my K-3ii generates shows the local time that the picture was taken. I have the camera set to use GPS to set the time. I have not traveled across time zones with the camera to see how it deals with that.
11-12-2015, 02:28 PM   #3
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I checked the exif data of shots with the setting to use GPS time ON.

The create date is the correct local time and date. The GPS Time Stamp is recorded separately; it is UTC. The MakerNotes records the home city, but I didn't see an exif entry for time zone offset. I'd still like to see what happens when one crosses a time zone.

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