For those with cameras that use Secure Digital cards, all that's needed
to add geotagging support is an Eye-Fi Geo card
. But for everyone else,
there's the PhotoTrackr Mini. The original PhotoTrackr was released
back in 2007, and while it also added geotagging support to any camera
whatsoever, this new version is way, way smaller and easier to tote
around to various shooting spots.
Equipped with an internal GPS
chip, the PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is both
smaller and faster than the original. Rather than just shrinking down,
GiSTEQ also added two huge new features: Mac support and compatibility
for RAW files. Given that quite a few pro photographers shoot in RAW
and edit on their Mac, we'd say this is pretty important.
The thumb-drive like device is supposed to travel along with you while
you shoot, and so long as your camera clock is synced with the bundled
software, your shots can later have GPS information attached them in
post-processing. The software makes the whole process a cinch, and for
athletes, the SportTracks application allows them to track their
exercise progress via GPS. Pre-orders are open now, with the $69 device
set to ship next month.