Simply by mounting the O-GPS1 onto the hotshoe of a PENTAX digital SLR camera,* the user can record the latitude, longitude, altitude, universal time coordinated (UTC) and aspect of shooting locations onto captured images. Image files carrying GPS location data, can be used to track shooting locations and review location data on a PC. GPS location data stored on such files also makes it much easier to sort and file recorded images.
By coupling GPS data with the cameraâs SR (Shake Reduction) system, the unit offers a range of unique, advanced applications, including ASTROTRACER, Simple Navigation and Electronic Compass.
* Compatible models are the K-5, K-r and 645D (as of May 2011). Some of the O-GPS1âs functions may not be available when used with the 645D.
Note: In order to use the O-GPS1 properly with a compatible PENTAX digital SLR camera body, the cameraâs firmware must be updated to the latest version.