Jobo launches its new photoGPS, a geo-tagging device for digital cameras. The photoGPS is basically a GPS receiver that fits directly on digital cameras’ hot shoe. Each time your digital camera takes a picture with the photoGPS attached, the photoGPS automatically captures raw GPS data and stores this information in its own internal memory.
When users unload their photos and companion raw GPS data information with the included JOBO photoGPS software, the software will match images and GPS data. Jobo’s photoGPS has 128MB internal memory, which can store about 1000 locations.
The photoGPS geo-tagging works with Windows XP/Vista as well as Mac OS X. It is priced at $159, Sony camera users have to get the addtional hot shoe adapter for $49.90.
Capture time: approximately 0.2 seconds
Hot-shoe interface: Standard hot-shoe (ISO 518:2006)
Power source: Internal rechargeable120mAh cell (non user replaceable)
System Information: via 2 LED’s (System Status)
Memory capacity: around 1000 locations (built in 128MB memory)
Geodata: via Tele Atlas Map Material (Country, City, Street, POI)
Supported file formats: JPEG, RAW with XMP Sidecar file
Dimensions: Main unit without adapter 2.7 x .8 x 1.7 inches
Weight: 2 ounces
PC connectivity: USB2.0
Battery charging electrical source: USB2.0
System requirements: Windows XP (SP2) and Vista (SP1), MAC OS
Included accessories: USB cable, CD-ROM with photoGPS matching software, organizer and viewing software
Optional accessory: Hot shoe adapter available separately for Sony (and several Konica Minolta) digital SLR cameras