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This is a great how-to on building a GPS system for your DSLR camera. The pictures are tagged with the exact GPS coordinates for later reference. Nice work!

This version eliminates the need for the expensive MC-35 and even the special 10-pin connector. I’ve opted for a quick GPS receiver and encased everything in a small black box with a flash shoe mount. Because it is powered through the camera’s power source, a switch on the side of the box turns off the GPS. Version 3 should include a battery, rechargeable through a USB connection.

DIY Camera GPS system – [via] Link

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DIY camera GPS project for Nikon DSLRs – Link


  • Dan

    Brilliant idea but, how much better could it have been to also have 3 axis data so that you know the direction and tilt etc. Then both the camera and the subject locations could be pinpointed.

  • rv

    This is an excellent solution. Bearing or Azimuth would be extremely usefull. is there compass bearing capability with that GPS receiver? Tilt is unnecesary and probably impossible to determine.

  • rv

    This is an excellent solution. Bearing or Azimuth would be extremely usefull. is there compass bearing capability with that GPS receiver? Tilt is unnecesary and probably impossible to determine.

  • RV
  • Jason

    Use a gyro sensor for tilt. It’s not that useful, but you could do it.