• Acquired data: Latitude, longitude, altitude, time information
•Time required for satellite acquisition: Approx. 45 sec. (cold start), approx. 5 sec. (hot start)
• Power source: Supplied from camera body
• Receiving indicators:
• Red blinking (GPS data not recorded)
• Green blinking (GPS data recorded utilizing three satellites)
• Green solid(Four or more satellites detected, GPS data are more accurate)
• Compatible models:D90 (via accessory terminal cable GP1-CA90), D3, D300, D700, D2Xs, D200 (via 10-pin remote terminal
• cable GP1-CA10) and Coolpix P7700. Some models may require an update to the latest version of firmware.
• Attachment: Attaches to camera's accessory shoe or a camera strap via strap adapter GP1-CL1
• Dimensions: Approx. 2 x 1.8 x 1 inches
The Nikon GP-1 is commonly used for Fun, Landscape photography, Photograph manipulation, Productivity, Travel and more.The Nikon GP-1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon GP-1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon GP-1: Durable, Easy to use, Lightweight and Reliable
Most Liked Positive Review
Excellent companion for my D700.
Usual Nikon quality and it does what it's supposed to do. Could benefit from a compass bearing feature but it's compact and accurate.
Most Liked Negative Review
Works in US, but not in South Africa
I have only owned this GPS unit since January 2011, and have been using it on a Nikon D700. I gave it a good test in the Colorado Rockies in August 2011, where it performed like a champ. The Colorado trip was a "dry run" for a three-week trip to South Africa -- where it never worked. If anyone else has had this experience, I would be interested in knowing whether the unit worked for them (in South Africa). My Garmin automobile GPS worked just fine in South Africa -- so the satellites are obvi...View full Review
I have only owned this GPS unit since January 2011, and have been using it on a Nikon D700. I gave it a good test in the Colorado Rockies in August 2011, where it performed like a champ. The Colorado trip was a "dry run" for a three-week trip to South Africa -- where it never worked. If anyone else has had this experience, I would be interested in knowing whether the unit worked for them (in South Africa). My Garmin automobile GPS worked just fine in South Africa -- so the satellites are obviously there.
Reviewed by 59 customers
I have used my GPS-1 on many occasions over the last 12 months. I've used it from forests to the mountains of Yellowstone. I've never had a problem with it syncing up. Yes it takes about 5 minutes if I have moved a fair distance from the last time it was used but that has not been a problem for me. I just turn it on right a way and leave it on until I get the solid green. After that I turn the camera off until I'm about to use it. I have found that it only takes ~5 seconds for it to sync back up. I have not found any errors with the geo-tagging. Over all I have been very happy. I did read all the other bad reviews and I don't know what their situations were but I'm ver happy with mine.
Very rugged unit, acquires satellites in about two minutes initially and then re-acquires after about ten seconds, very accurate placement, able to discriminate places less than 15 feet apart, works very well in urban settings and even better in rural localities, limited usefulness indoors, fits onto hot shoe of the camera and connects with a cord to the aux. port making it a bit clumsy to use, does not suit the new Nikon D7100 or D600, both of which require a newer unit
I have been using this unit around Australian cities and have, on almost all occasions, got contact with four satellites, which is the best performance available. It drops back to finding three satellites only when using it in very dense urban environments with lots of tall buildings. Its use inside is limited, as with most other GPS units. The accuracy of this unit is surprisingly good compared to many other GPS units used in cars and hand-held, showing an ability to distinguish two photo locations separated by about ten feet. Latitude and longitude are recorded for each photograph taken. These co-ordinates are then used by programs like Aperture to show the location on a map.
I travel a lot and wanted a way to insure that I knew where a picture was taken. The Nikon GP-1 fits the bill. I had been led to believe that it was a battery drain and have not found that to be the case. You do have to wait for it to find satellites which means that you have to make sure it stays on long enough sometimes. The normal timeout on my Nikon D90 is too short on some occassions. The connecting USB cable has a connector that "sticks out" on the left that is a poor design, but a little care and it doesn't get in the way.
It does the bare minimum bulky over priced why doesn't nikon build this into their d7000 and d600 -- they do on other cameras?
GPS has the best functionality and performance even in places with extreme weather conditions. Very recommendable
I have owned my GP-1 for only three months. I used it to log where my ancestors graves are located throughout my state and the next one. I also have a Magellan Explorist 100, but the accuracy is off by 50 miles as compared to the GP-1. My other photos do not require it on them, so my usage is limited to this one side for now.
The unit is small, the cable isn't - why not a separate mount for it, or integrate it into grip. The annoying usage of the 10 pin port, means that you need to use a different controllers for remote release depending on whether you are using the GP-1 or not. But more convenient than third party options. Would be much more useful if it retained and used last fix when you power off (for example when you go indoors)
Currently using product for kids sports pics and vacation trips.
Functional, small and easy to use with options to import data into the computer independently.
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