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Promote Systems Promote GPS

B&H # PRGPSN1 MFR # GPS-N-1
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Product Highlights
  • Exclusively For Nikon & Fuji DSLR Cameras

The Promote GPS from Promote Systems is for Nikon and Fuji DSLR cameras. This device mounts to your camera's hot shoe and lets you benefit from GPS technology to pinpoint the precise location from which a photograph is taken. This technology called "geotagging" embeds geographic information into a photograph along with the time and date stamp.

The Promote GPS Receiver features the SiRF Star III chip, which allows acquiring and maintaining a GPS signal lock. The GPS is powered from the camera and it will automatically power up and down along with camera exposure meter, allowing for further saving of the camera battery power.

The GPS is compatible with the following Nikon DSLR cameras:

  • D700
  • D3
  • D2X
  • D2Xs
  • D2Hs
  • D200
  • Note! This product does not support Nikon D90 and D5000 cameras

    The GPS-N1 provides immediate geotagging...no computer processing required
    The GPS unit consumes less than 55mA from the camera, making it one of the most power-efficient GPS receivers available for compatible Nikon and Fuji DSLR cameras.
    It provides latitude, longitude, elevation and date/time information
    The GPS-N1 is a dependable 20 channel GPS receiver powered by SiRF Star III chip
    It supports WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS
    No batteries are required...the unit is powered directly from camera
    An easy to use right-angle connector ensures the best fit to your camera
    The unit boasts low power consumption for longer shooting sessions
    The unit is automatically powered on & off along with the camera exposure meter
    A satellite almanac is automatically memorized for quick hot start
    Guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of original retail purchase
    Made in the U.S.A.
    Promote Systems Promote GPS
  • Comprehensive User Manual
  • Soft Carrying Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Promote SystemsPromote GPS
     
    3.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Works with Nikon D810

        By Jack R

        from Camarillo-brillo

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Promote Systems Promote GPS:

          This product is significantly less money than the Nikon GPS unit for the D810. Although the description does not specify compatibility with the D810, I thought it would be worth the risk of a possible return to try it.
          Installation is simple: verify the power is off, install on the hot shoe, connect to the 10 pin terminal, power on the GPS unit, power on the camera, and wait (40 seconds on the first try) for satellite acquisition, which shows up as a little satellite icon on the D810's LCD control panel.
          The icon flashes during acquisition, then remains lit. After powering off and then on again, acquisition is only a second or two.
          EXIF data shows the latitude, longitude, altitude, date and time. There is an option in the camera to allow the camera's date and time to be set by the satellite.
          5 stars for price, ease of use, and nice design. Of course, you lose your 10 pin connector and hot shoe and pop-up flash in use, but I would only take a half star off for that as it was clear from the picture and description that that would be the case, and I put the half star back because I was able to tape it to the side of the camera with a little gaffer's tape and get my hot-shoe and popup flash back. I wouldn't let it dangle, as that could damage the 10-pin connector.
          It is labeled "Made in U.S.A." and the look and feel seems durable.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It worked within minutes

          By Quark

          from Baton Rouge, La.

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Promote Systems Promote GPS:

                This receiver worked within minutes of being attached, and turned on. The documentation noted that the receiver needed a few minutes to find the GPS satellites, so the delay was expected, and quite acceptable.

                Eventually, I may regret losing the hot shoe to this device, but, if I am shooting macro, I can always take a reference shot before removing the receiver to recover the hotshoe.

                My version of photoshop(CS5) did not immediately display the information. It took a few minutes on Google to find a patch / plug in to do so.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This GPS works great

                By BigH takes a lot a pictures

                from Oak Ridge, TN

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Quickly acquires satelite
                • Uses camera battery power

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Geotagging

                Comments about Promote Systems Promote GPS:

                I purchased this product recently to replace a different manufacturers GPS system. It rapidly finds satellites to establish its location when it is first turned on. So far, it has locked on in less than 60 seconds (unless your in an urban canyon). From a warm start, it is ready to record by the time I've moved the camera to my eye.

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Works Great If You Can Wait

                By Larry the Trainer

                from Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Slow to connect

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Promote Systems Promote GPS:

                The Promote GPS provides accurate location data. The problem is that it takes too long (for my applications) to connect to a satellite, typically about 45 seconds. I shoot subjects that move and I move around alot while doing so. Usually half of my shots using the Promote GPS are missing location data. This unit should be acceptable for those shooting fixed subjects and have the patience to wait a significant amount of time for a satellite connection. I don't.

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                (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Convenient, but not accurate enough

                By ignatz

                from Chicago

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Promote Systems Promote GPS:

                  My use for GPS is pinpointing where certain animals or plants were photographed in order to allow conservationists to evaluate and confirm my observations. This GPS unit, while very convenient to use, didn't give coordinates as accurate as those from my Garmin eTrex unit. The Garmin was consistently well within 10 meters, the Promote consistently more than 10. For my purpose, I'm stuck marking waypoints on the Garmin and keeping track of which photos they go with. That said, for general location information the Promote is very nice. It locked onto satellites quickly, relocked within a second or two after sleep, and gave readings within 30 meters. I had no problem connecting the cable securely to my D300S, and the ability to click the data in Lightroom and leap to the location in Google Maps was great. I'd recommend the unit for casual use, but not when high accuracy is required.

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