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Sony Electronics announced a compact and lightweight, 12-channel GPS device for use in conjunction with their digital cameras. Using time and location recordings from Sony’s GPS-CS1 GPS device and the time stamp from a Sony digital still camera or camcorder you can plot the digital images to a map and pinpoint exactly where they’ve been taken.
To arrange your pictures geographically, you need to import the logged data from the GPS device, using the supplied USB cable, and then download the digital images to a computer. The supplied GPS Image Tracker software synchronizes the images on your digital camera with the latitude, longitude and time readings from the GPS-CS1 device.
Once synchronized, your photos can become virtual push pins on an online map by activating the Picture Motion Browser software bundled with the latest Sony cameras and camcorders released after July. You can easily add new photos and coordinates to the mapping web site, courtesy of Google Maps, and showcase years of globe-trotting.
GPS device type: 12 channel
Supported images: JPEG file (EXIF 2.1 or later)
Powered by: Single AA battery, recording time is about 10 hours with Alkaline or 14 hours by using NiMH battery
Interface: USB 2.0, USB 1.1 compatible
Dimensions: 36x87x36 mm (1.4×3.4×1.4 in)
Weight: 55g (1.9 oz), without the battery
Software: GPS Image Tracker, Super Mapple Digital Ver.7 for Sony (Windows only)
The GPS-CS1 GPS device will be available in September with a price of about $150.