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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

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ninkasi posted a comment   
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With the question about GPS enabled cameras - you can always use an eye-fi card - get the ProX2 (in Australia you need to use eBay or via a broker like comgateway) and it will support raw plus insert location data directly into each image EXIF data as you take a shot using wifi location info. A number of other advantages as well - I have one in my wife's camera and I no longer have to hunt it down to get the photos.... it uploads them automatically to the eye-fi service, then my mac mini at home copies them into a folder shared on dropbox, so I end up with a local & cloud backup without thinking..... and when the card gets full it removes the oldest images as long as they've been backed up.....

You can also set it up so you can use your iphone/android to select & backup images whilst on the road.

It's not perfect - the card does use up some of the power from the camera (although most current cameras support it directly so use minimal power), it's no good if you need compact flash, the wifi location info is no good if you are really in the wilderness, the card is only 8GB and class 6 so borderline for video, and of course it's expensive compared to a standard card - but used in conjunction with other cards I think it's a good option.

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Lexy Savvides posted a reply   
Australia

Good point ninkasi. That's such a great system you have set up. I love the EyeFi apart from not being able to get it readily in Australia. We're not even getting the SanDisk-branded EyeFi card yet either which is a major blow. I guess the main issue with backing up or uploading images through the EyeFi/mobile coupling method while on the road is the data costsif you are using 3G, which I'm sure you're aware of! Also forgot to mention on the list of SLRs the Sony A65 and A77 which have a GPS transmitter built-in.




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