Promote Systems Promote GPS

Promote Systems Promote GPS

Promote Systems Promote GPS

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  • Exclusively For Nikon & Fuji DSLR Cameras
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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-N1 provides immediate 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.
Compatible Cameras
Nikon: D300, D300s, D700, D800/D800E, D810, D4, D3, D3s, D3x, D2X, D2Xs, D2Hs, D200
Fujifilm: S5 Pro, IS Pro
UPC: 827912084726
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Promote Systems Promote GPS
  • Comprehensive User Manual
  • Soft Carrying Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Promote Systems GPS-N1 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.13 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 3.0 x 2.1"

    Promote Systems GPS-N1 reviews

    Promote GPS is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Convenient, but not accurate enough 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.
    Date published: 2011-08-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It worked within minutes 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.
    Date published: 2013-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with Nikon D810 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.
    Date published: 2014-12-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works, but heavy battery drain I use this with my D2x and D700. It mounts the hotshoe and uses the 10 pin connector. Build quality is okay and it is fully compatible with these two bodies. Location data is embedded in the EXIF field of the files. Pros: cheaper than the Nikon version, easy to use. Cons: excessive battery drain. This GPS adds significant load to the electronics and depletes even the high-capacity EN-EL4a pretty quickly. The second issue is in my experience, it takes several minutes of open sky view to acquire an initial position. Perhaps mine has older firmware, but I've never seen it get a location in under a minute.
    Date published: 2018-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This GPS works great 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.
    Date published: 2011-10-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works Great If You Can Wait 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.
    Date published: 2011-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for me, on hikes Given the big differences in price I was a bit hesitant at first to buy this, but after using it for several hikes I have to say that it exceeds my expectations. At the start of the hike I half-press the shutter until the GPS symbol on my camera (D700) stays on, as the instructions say. After that, while shooting for the next few hours, the unit can find its position quickly. The integration with the camera is very nice, with an indicator on the top LCD, but not in the viewfinder. Playback confirms the GPS coordinates. I haven't noticed a big difference in how long my battery lasts.
    Date published: 2015-05-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Requires 10 pin connector! I bought this unit to use with a Nikon D7200. I did not realize that it required a 10 pin connector which the D7200 does not have. It was therefore incompatible and I had to return it. I can't make any comments about its GPS capability.
    Date published: 2015-05-25
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