Nikon GP-1A GPS Unit

Nikon GP-1A GPS Unit

Nikon GP-1A GPS Unit

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Product Highlights

  • Geotag Your Images
  • Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time Info
  • Download ViewNX 1.2 Software for Free
  • Works with my Picturetown
  • Cables, Camera Strap Clip Included
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Nikon GP-1A overview

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The Nikon GP-1A GPS Unit enables you to geotag images captured with your camera, so you can record latitude, longitude, altitude and time information. The correlation between pictures and maps is supported by a combination of GPS functionality, ViewNX version 1.2 software available via a free download, and the my Picturetown online photo storage and sharing service. Two accessory cables and a camera strap clip are included with the GPS unit. The GP-1A is compatible with select cameras, which are listed below.

Geotag your images with latitude, longitude, altitude and time information, so when you look back, you will have a record of when and where each photo was captured. As its reference coordinate system, the GPS unit utilizes the WGS84 version of the World Geodetic System, which is the standard for navigation
ViewNX Software and my Picturetown Online
GPS functionality works together with ViewNX version 1.2 software--available via a free download--and the my Picturetown online photo storage and sharing service, in order to enable correlation between pictures and maps
Included Accessories
The GPS unit comes with the 10-pin GP1-CA10A accessory cable and the GP1-CA90 accessory cable for connection to your camera. Also included is the GP1-CL1 Camera Strap Clip, which enables you to attach the unit to your camera strap
D200, D2X, D2Xs, D300, D300S, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3S, D3X, D4, D4S, D5, D500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D7000, D7100, D7200, D800, D810, D810A, D90, Df, and COOLPIX P7800 cameras

Nikon GP-1A specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 2.8 x 2.5"

Nikon GP-1A reviews

GP-1A GPS Unit is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It work's great I use this GPS unit to record the location at which my photographs are made. Yes, it's a little hard on battery power, but it's simple to care extra batteries. When first turned on, it takes away to locate the GPS signals, especially, it one is in a narrow passage. The signals from GPS satellites seem to be sufficient most of the time. I also noted that if I turned off the camera and a couple of minutes later, the unit green (go light) immediately illuminated and ready to go. I down load the information into Lightroom with the meta file, which can then be used in the build-in, LR map to show where the images were made - neat.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great asset to nature photography This works well outside, where I do most of my photography. It recorded points pretty accurately around South Georgia, Antarctica, The Falkland Islands as well as in the US. I clip it on my camera strap and use gaffers tape to keep it from unclipping (needs a better clip). The biggest problem is that over time, the cable frays near the attachments. It also used to slowly come unscrewed from the camera, but I think the recent upgrade of the cables has improved that. However, it would really help if Nikon were to add flexible plastic cages near to connectors, so the sharp bend wouldn't compress the cable and cause it to fray. I recommend it, because it is very useful and, as far as I can tell, pretty accurate. I have used it on the D810, D7100 and D300s cameras.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works right out of the Box Plugged into my D2X legacy camera indoors and it acquired a solid green light. The house has lots of windows facing WNW that may have helped. Plugged it into my D7100 with similar results. Changed location six miles away and it picked up in less than 45 seconds. Sometimes a missed location can be the result of shooting to soon after turning on, the unit needs to pick more than one sat. I had one a couple of hundred yards off that was my take because the shoot a few seconds later was spot on. Still testing though.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Disappointing Product I just finished a 15 day field test of the GP-1A GPS on my D-600.I was very disappointed in the performance I received from the GP-1A unit.To minimize some of the damage potential mentioned in another review I mounted the unit on the camera strap, then coiled and twist-tied the excess GP1-CA90 connecting cable. This worked okay but the GP-1A unit would bump up against my forehead while shooting. Eventually I became accustomed to this annoyance.To enhance battery life while hiking I did not leave the camera full time in the On position. However I did always turn the camera on several minutes in advance of shooting. Frequently, even after five minutes or more, the GPS unit never acquired the necessary satellite signals and continued to Blink Red. Occasionally it would show Solid Green for a few seconds and then revert to Blinking Red. While hiking it was almost impossible to get Solid Green.After 15 days and 1,648 photos taken on the D600 with the GP-1A GPS attached my results were 966 images (60%) geotagged (as shown by Places in Aperture 3). All but seven of the photos geotagged appeared to be in the correct location. The locations referenced in the seven errors were all off by more than 100 miles each. So how does the Nikon unit stack up to others? I also had along a recent model unnamed point and shoot camera with an internal GPS. As with my Nikon D600 I did not leave the camera in the On position but turned it on prior to use. Of the 935 photos taken with this camera 837 (90%) were properly geo tagged.In addition my wife and I both had our smart phones with us. My wife took 498 photos of which 493 (99%) were properly geotagged, and I took 49 photos of which all 49 (100%) were properly geotagged. The phones were left on between shoots.I have been an avid and loyal Nikon user since 1971. I like others enjoy geotagging photos. In my opinion the GP-1A GPS is not ready for sale. But for a loyal Nikon customer that wants to geotag.
Date published: 2013-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent functionality Simple to use. Just plug in the cable, mount the GP-1A, turn on the camera. Within a minute, the unit has full GPS information ready to store on subsequent exposures. With Lightroom, the location is automatically posted to a map. I thought the cable location might get in the way of comfortable use of the D750, but it doesn't. The GP-1A does drain the camera's battery, but the advantage of that is that you don't have to check a battery.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your time and money Firstly I was impressed with the size of the unit - how small it is. And this was my only positive impression about it. Now the cons: it's expensive to buy, takes a long time to acquire satellites, quickly eats up your battery, loses signal easily, doesn't work inside of the car or airplane for aerial photography. Must have a very clear view of the sky, such as outside of the city. I would not recommend this GPS unit. Try something aftermarket.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry I use it for travel photography. It is light and small. To save on battery it shuts off between each shot. This means that it has to reacquire GPS signals for every new shot. That takes many seconds. Meanwhile you stand there and wait for the GP-1A indicator to turn from red to green. Not good.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not meet expectations I had originally owned a GEOPIC2 which died due to failure of the connector and would have ordered the same but it is no longer available. I ordered the GP-1A, tested it on a hike in the local mountains and found the following: 1) It takes too long to acquire a signal; 2) It drops the signal and must reacquire between shots; 3) It drains the battery too fast; 4) It was consistently off the actual location by about 150 feet, NNW as confirmed by my Garman GPS unit. I had none of these issues with my GEOPIC 2 and have used it on the same hike.
Date published: 2016-01-22
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