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12-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Eye-Fi - GPS - Apple - Which Pentax is right for me?

Im entirely new to the DSLR world. I want to buy a DSLR that has;

Eye-Fi (or it can be added/compatible)
GPS (or can be added/compatible)

Works well w/ the standard Apple software & lastly, if possible water resistant/rugged to some degree.

Which camera and support equipment should I buy to get those above "wants". Does Pentax have such a camera in the DSLR category.

First time buyer - any assistance that you can give, please email me at:

Thank you,

12-08-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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Pentax k5 would work and it covers everything you want 'cept GPS. Note...when shooting in Raw you'll have to switch to the Adobe DNG mode.

GPS...i don't know of any gps modules that work with pentax. You might have to manually enter that. I'm not saying there aren't any but I don't know of any.
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The best option if you need geotagged photos is an always on standalone GPS unit that is set to log position every 10 seconds or so. You can then get software that can merge this log with the time photos were taken to give you photos with location data in them.

Built in GPS, as with all GPS takes time to start up, especially if you have moved a significant distance since last turning the camera on. This means that if you spot a photo opportunity turn the camera on and snap there won't be GPS data.
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myTracks 2.2

GPS Loggers compatible with myTracks.

An example. GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini at B&H.


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