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Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2

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Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
Key Features
  • Rugged Lightweight Design
  • Location Information in EXIF File
  • Can Act as Stand-Alone GPS Logger
  • Onboard Electronic Compass
Canon's GPS Receiver GP-E2 records GPS information like longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) as EXIF data on photo files using a compatible EOS camera. This lightweight, compact unit can also serves as an electronic compass or a stand-alone GPS recorder. It was designed for the EOS system, and offers USB and hot-shoe connections with the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X (USB connection-only with the EOS 7D). It's also compatible with the Vixia HF G60 UHD and Rebel T5i via USB as well as the EOS Rebel T4i and Rebel SL1 via the digital terminal on each camera.
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Canon GP-E2 Overview

Canon's GPS Receiver GP-E2 records GPS information like longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) as EXIF data on photo files using a compatible EOS camera. This lightweight, compact unit can also serves as an electronic compass or a stand-alone GPS recorder. It was designed for the EOS system, and offers USB and hot-shoe connections with the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X (USB connection-only with the EOS 7D). It's also compatible with the Vixia HF G60 UHD and Rebel T5i via USB as well as the EOS Rebel T4i and Rebel SL1 via the digital terminal on each camera.

The GP-E2 offers the same level of dust- and weather-resistance as the EOS 5D Mark III camera when connected to the camera's hot-shoe. Dust- and weather-resistance decreases when it's connected to the camera via the USB cable. For simple and accurate recording of time and location information, the GP-E2 is an ideal complement to the EOS System.

Rugged and lightweight design
Records location information (longitude, latitude, elevation, direction, and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information to images when shooting
Can act as a stand-alone GPS logger
Onboard electronic compass
Camera time can be synched by the built-in clock
Uses a conveniently replaceable AA battery as its power source, so no energy is drawn from the camera's battery
Hot shoe, USB terminal, or Digital terminal connectivity
The EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D require a firmware upgrade to be compatible with the GPS Receiver GP-E2. When the EOS 7D is used with the GP-E2, the following restrictions will apply: a) geotagging function will not work for movies while recording; b) geotagging features will not work for movies when using the Map Utility; c) electronic compass information and automatic time setting is not available; d) transmission via the hot shoe is not possible.
UPC: 013803148596

Canon GP-E2 Specs

General
CompatibilityCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS Rebel T5i
Canon EOS Rebel T4i
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
Canon Vixia HF G60 UHD
Wireless
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS
Power
Power SourceBattery
Battery Type1 x AA
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity85%
Physical
MountingBottom: 1 x Hot Shoe
Cable LengthNot Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions2.9 x 2.1 x 1.7" / 72.9 x 54.3 x 44.2 mm
Weight2.9 oz / 81 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 6.2 x 2.7"

Canon GP-E2 Reviews

A valuable asset for your Photography

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

My backup camera (6DMKII) has built-in GPS and I would have loved to see it in the R-5, but they chose not to. So, this Canon GPS receiver is plan B. It is a bit difficult to set up, but once you discover you don't need a cable to set it up, then it gets easy to follow directions. It works great on my R5 and I love knowing where exactly I took an image. I gave it a 5-star rating for the quality and ease of use. Grab one while you can because they run out of stock quickly.

Perfect

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Works great on my canon R6! So much better than fumbling around with my iPhone's GPS which was not always dependable. I have been a long time customer of B&H ... always a great shopping experience and they are alway dependable!

GPS Tagging and Accurate Time Metadata

By Bryce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-06

After spending the 2021-22 holidays organizing my images going back to 2002 I found that having the GPS location in the image metadata was very helpful. I wanted to get that with all of my new images going forward since only my iPhone images over the years had that data. This works great with my Canon 90D via the hot shoe, and my Rebel T5 via the USB cable (no hot shoe for T5 (NON i)).

It works!

By Dixon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

I haven't had it long and have not tried the logging function out but the GPS portion works great and as expected. Light weight, one battery. Now to figure out why Canon doesn't put the GPS function back in the R6 ;-).

Great addition to my kit

By Bryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

I have a Canon 1D which has the GPS receiver within it, and love the ability to know where I took a picture. I also have a Canon 5D which does not have this feature. I bought this to add this data to my camera shoots. I also am glad to know I will be able to use it with the Canon R5 which I intend to buy in the near future.

Hard to get it going at first, but does what it should

By Justine
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

I had problems getting the receiver to work, even after calling Canon. Before returning it, I took it into Central Park to test it, at which point it began to work for the first time. Perhaps the reception in my apartment and on my block was bad. Generally speaking, it's a good product and performs as expected. I used it on my last trip and it was reliable. To avoid forgetting to turn it on when I shoot, or having to wait a minute or two for reception, I got into the habit of turning it on at the beginning of the day and leaving it on for the day. When I did this, I got about 2.5 days out of a battery, which is in the ballpark of Canon's projections. I wish there was a better warning of the battery going dead (such as a warning that came up on the camera itself if the camera is not receiving the GPS info for a photo), as I tend not to notice what is going on with the battery indicator.

Super device everyone should have

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

Very useful device if you take a lot of pictures in multiple locations. Easy to use, sometimes needs a minute to locate the GPS satellites after turning it on, but after that it provides the positioning info on your pictures. Software is another matter. Canon supposedly provides a mapping software but I have not found it yet and I am not sure they have it for Mac OS. Nevertheless I am very happy to have this device which will save me many hours trying to figure out locations that I have to do on the pictures I took before I bought this.

Gotta have it tagged!

By Henry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

I admit it. I'm an*l. I like to know exactly--or within a few feet anyway--of where I was when I took the pic. My 5d4 had the GPS built in. My R5 doesn't. I tried the Canon phone app for geo-tagging, but sometimes the locations were hundreds, if not thousands of feet off. That's just not acceptable to me. This device works great and mostly gets it right. It will go about 35-40 hours, near as I can tell, on a AA battery.

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