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(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: ATP
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ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
1.2 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

[10 of 11 customers found this review helpful]

 
Didn't work
By RobVerified Purchaser from Sherman Oaks, CA on 8/9/2009
Pros:
Great Concept
Cons:
Doesn't work, No support for RAW files, Not Good In Low Light
Best Uses:
Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about ATP ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards:

Company does not support this model anymore. The device never received a sattelite signal. Adorama was great with refunding my purchase price.

[10 of 10 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not worthy of sale by ADORAMA
By PhilVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati OH on 8/9/2009
Cons:
Complicated Controls, Not Good In Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about ATP ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards:

This product has got to be the worst photo product I have ever purchased. It is very cheaply made - it's hard to operate - it claims you can use COMPACT FLASH cards - but doesn't tell you ONLY with an adapter!

The LED screen cannot be read - it is a bad GPS - and I could go on and on.

Don't continue to sell this - it's beneath your reputation for fine products. Yet, the concept is GREAT if someone can build the product to coincide with the quality of the cameras and lenses we use.

I returned the two I purchased.

[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Does meet advertised claims
By ChuckVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 8/9/2009
Cons:
Screen Difficult to read, Slow to aquire signal, Very Short Battery Life
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about ATP ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards:

This is the low end of the ATP products and they should not have bothered. It is difficult to use even when the batteries are brand new, and totally not functional after 20 minutes on a new set.

[13 of 13 customers found this review helpful]

 
Cool When it Works
By JohnVerified Reviewer from Millville, NJ on 10/30/2008
Pros:
Small size
Cons:
Battery life, Unreliable
Best Uses:
Fun
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about ATP ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards:

First bought in July for a trip to Disney and the GPS unit did not seem to log any data. I tried the auto transfer to an SD card, but never got GPS data on my photos. This week (10/26/08) I finally got the unit to log GPS data. However, I went through 2 sets of batteries (in less than 8 hours) and wound up missing chunks of the GPS coordinates for the trip. I was using my DSLR, which uses compact flash cards (not compatible with the memory slot and the auxillary hookup for card reader doesn't seem to work), so I had to manually transfer the GPS data using the software (whiche I had to hunt around the internet for). The software does not open files quickly, takes a long time to put the GPS data into the files and then always wants to try to plot on Google Earth (even if you say no it still churns like it is). To try to speed up the software I reduced the image sizes (from 3-4mb each to 200-400k each), but that didn't seem to speed up anything (any you have to downsize the originals, copies do not seem to work). After a day of shooting (300+ photos) it took 2-3 hours to process the images. Also, I had to do everything in Windows; I am going to try to use a third-party Mac software.

The plus side is that the software does let you easily combine the log files into a .kml file for plotting on Google Earth, which was pretty cool.

All in all I think this is a neat toy and OK for an enthusiast like me, but beyond that you probably need a better solution. If I could find a regular GPS unit that would store and output the GPS data I would prefer that solution (provided this third party software works out).

[13 of 20 customers found this review helpful]

 
good in theory alone
By [@] from USA and China on 8/15/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about ATP ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards:

This product is great in theory. It must have been good fun sitting at the pub dreaming this thing up.
In practice it is not much. For me it has been a green plastic thing hanging from my backpack inviting thieves to steal my bag.

I will purchase a Nikon P6000.

[17 of 20 customers found this review helpful]

 
Terrible product, Great idea!
By Tomguy78Verified Reviewer from Southern California on 7/27/2008
Pros:
Good idea
Cons:
Poor Product Support, Unreliable
Best Uses:
Fun
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about ATP ATP Photo Finder, GPS Picture Tracker for Google Earth & Google Maps, Compatible with most Digital Camers & All Memory Cards:

I purchased this exact same unit from [...], only having to return it after a week of use. The problem with this unit is the battery compartment was poorly designed so the unit shuts itself off now and then. The display is also very poor especially in bright sunlight. You basically cannot see the display at all if you are out in the sun. The product is not as easy to use as it seems, since it can be difficult to sync your camera's clock with the GPS clock. Too bad this is the only unit I know of that has a built in card reader. This is the only "+" from this unit. It's so easy to use compared with other GPS geologgers which require you to use software to geotag your pictures.

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