GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with All Digital Cameras
  • Skytraq GPS Chipset
  • Records Data Anywhere in the World
  • Capable of Writing GPS Info to Photos
  • USB Port for Computers and Card Readers
  • Compatible with PC & Mac
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GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini Overview

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The GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is a photo tracking solution that integrates your digital photos with location information for online digital mapping and photo sharing. It also provides trip recording and playback functions. The Skytraq GPS Chipset allows you to precisely record and review your trip anywhere in the world.

All you have to do is synchronize your camera time using PhotoTrackr software then make sure the PhotoTrackr is with you and turned on while you are taking photos. After downloading your photos, just plug the PhotoTrackr into your computer's USB port. If you are a sports enthusiast, you can also get the SportTracks upgrade to track your exercise progress with PhotoTrackr.

Compatible with all digital cameras
Compatible with PCs and Macs
Share your photos with family and friends with location mapping in PhotoTrackr software. (With integrated Google Maps.)
Google Earth support (PhotoTrackr program is able to export GPS log files and pictures to Google Earth format)
Keep track of your digital photos with satellite precision
Display or playback trip routes with the PhotoTrackr software
Lightweight & low power consumption
Automated photo slideshow function
Integrated with Flickr, locr, Picasa Web Album, and SmugMug for easy online photo sharing
Geo-tagged function enables image-sharing in 3rd party Geo-photo sharing websites
Capable of writing GPS info to the pictures and exporting NMEA and GPX info from the GPS log files
Can support RAW with separate optional upgrade directly from GiSTEQ
Multi-language support (PhotoTrackr software now supports Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish)
In the Box
GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900
  • Lanyard
  • PhotoTrackr Software CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini Specs

    Memory 2MB flash memory for data logging, with 16 bytes binary data per record
    Screen Size N/A
    Chipset Skytraq
    Connection Time Cold start: 29 sec
    Warm start: 10 sec
    Hot start: 01 sec
    Channels 65
    Presets None
    Waterproofing N/A
    Output Connector USB
    Memory Card Slot N/A
    Power Source Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.05 x 1.10 x 0.70" (77.47 x 27.94 x 17.78mm)
    Weight 0.53 oz (15g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 4.3 x 1.7"

    GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Mini Reviews

    PhotoTrackr Mini DPL900 is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 75.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as specified! A lot has been said about this device... and depending where you fit the computer scale it is either easy or difficult to work out. I would suggest (and what I have done) to download the latest software from the GiSTEQ website: 1. the driver 2. the software 3. switch on device and plug into USB port 4. Operating system detects device and readies it 5. launch software 6. follow the prompts... I only use the tracker, download the tracks and then use Lightroom to geocode the images with Geoffrey Friedl's Geo Support plugin... simply fantastic... .. and fantastic value considering the cost of it all around the $60 mark...
    Date published: 2011-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works once you figure out some things Being fond of older Nikon cameras D100, F5, F100, I wanted a way to tag my photos. I bought this back in March of '10 after moving out to Durango. ... After struggling on how to use it to write the GPS data to the Metadata of RAW(NEF) files and tired of having to pay upgraded software fees I found after much searching that if you export the .GPS data and then use some free software I found Geosetter it would do exactly what I wanted it to do. Start up time is faster than my Garmin about 1/2 sec compared to sometimes upwards of a minute. It is not as streamline as my GP1 attached to my work camera D3X, but it works and I can use it on any camera I have.
    Date published: 2010-12-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mac Useres - Don't Buy This Doesn't work on MAC. I purchased this and the extra Pro MAC Software $ for raw photos and could not get it to run on my MAC (I think its OK on windows). I contacted the company 3 times by email and 3 times by telephone requesting tech support over a period of 3 weeks. Two times I was told that I would receive a return telephone call, which never came. I, very reluctantly, write this because I like to support American companies but the product must work and they must value their customers.I am still hoping that they will come through and I will be able to process my egypt vacation. So far, this was a waste of money. David
    Date published: 2012-11-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK, but some annoying things Love that it's compact, rechargeable (although that could be a problem), and it keeps the tracks just fine so far on a few tests. The downside: 1) The software it comes with is not user friendly and why do I need to use it when I use Aperture and Lightroom? 2) Really, I have to pay extra to do RAW/DNG images? That stinks! 3) Again, I use Aperture/Lightroom to catalog my photographs. WHY, must I use your software and import my photos into it just to geotag it. This makes the workflow really painful So bottom line. Great hardware...the software and integration into workflows really stinks.
    Date published: 2010-03-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Cool Little Gadget I bought this with full knowledge that a paid software upgrade is required to use it with RAW images. Instead, I'll export the datafile and use a lightroom plugin (search for Jeffrey Friedl's Geoencoding) to merge the geotag with my photos' meta-data. Paying for the software upgrade seems rediculous! Product works as described, though I don't have a lot of faith in the friction-fit of the cap over the USB jack. Nothing a bit of tape won't take care of though. Seeing as this is a USB device, it sure would be nice if it came with the drivers & software loaded on it, rather than the useless mini-cd or having to download. Setup was a bit friggy, with having to figure out what COM Port it was using etc. Looking forward to not have to remember where I was for every photograph!
    Date published: 2010-09-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat and easy to use. Simple way to get lat and long data for your photos. Just sync the time with your camera or multiple cameras and it will add the GPS data to your photos when you download them. Does take the extra step of downloading to your pc then loading them into the program provided. Program shows your track on a google map or google earth with waypoints for all your pictures. Pretty cool. It does prompt you to upgrade the software to pro version for $20 for more features and less restrictions. Haven't done that yet.
    Date published: 2010-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding GPS logger Thanks to all the reviews, I used mytracks freeware instead of supplied software, except the driver I got online. Works great on my Mac. Much smaller and more convenient than Garmin Edge 205 I had been using. I highly recommend this with the free mytracks program. I use Iphoto. No problem with raw file tagging.
    Date published: 2010-07-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good for altitude and infected files I have bought 3 of those devices (I lost one and gave one as a gift). The idea is great, the software a bit tedious to set up, but once it's installed, it was great... At least for assigning GPS data to pictures. The device is not precise enough to use as a GPS unit for tracking bike rides or for running. Also, altitude is completely off, and speed measured is not reliable. I have asked about these issues on Gisteq forums, still no answer after 10+ months. I do not use the device anymore because every time I start the software to upload the data from the device, I end up getting a backdoor bot in my Gisteq folder on my next malware scan... not sure if the software is the cause of the infection, but the last four times I used the software, my Gisteq folder was infected. Beware!
    Date published: 2012-04-11
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