Pentax has unveiled this week a new adapter it has added to its range to provide convenient GPS geotagging. By simply mounting the O-GPS1 onto the hotshoe of a PENTAX DSLR camera (compatible models are the K-5, K-r and 645D as of May 2011), the user can record the latitude, longitude, altitude, universal time coordinated (UTC) and aspect of shooting locations onto photographs.
The recorded data can be used to place images in mapping software such as Google Earth or as a means of file organisation and retrieval.
Another feature of the Pentax O-GPS1 its is AstroTracer which combines the unit with the camera’s shake reduction system for the effortless tracing and photographing of celestial bodies.
The new Pentax O-GPS1 unit will be available from mid June for $249.95/£229.99.