Compatible Cameras - Automatic geotagging when shooting supported by EOS-1D X and later cameras (EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D: supported with a firmware update) - Manual geotagging after shooting (from logging information) supported by all EOS DIGITAL cameras
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
Reception Frequency 1575.42 MHz (L1 band) * L1 band: Frequency allocated for civilian use. Other frequencies include the L2 band (military use) and L5 band (high-precision civilian use).
Positioning Intervals Every 1, 5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds, or every 1, 2, or 5 minutes
Satellite Reception Shown on the GPS indicator (red) Before signal acquisition: Fast blinking Signal acquired: Slow blinking
Self-contained Navigation Not Supported
Type Direction calculated using a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor
Logging Interval Every 1, 5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds, or every 1, 2, or 5 minutes
Log File Format NMEA-0813
File Usage - Images can be geotagged using Map Utility with log files. - Log files can be converted to KMZ files using Map Utility. Routes the camera has traveled can be viewed in Google Earth or other map software by loading the KMZ files.
Power Switch set to On Location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, direction, and UTC time) is automatically added to images EXIF information when taking pictures.
Power Switch set to LOG - Location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, and UTC time) is recorded on GPS Receiver GP-E2 at the specified interval.
- Location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, direction, and UTC time) is automatically added to images Exif information when taking pictures.
Connected to a Computer Supports the following operations when GPS Receiver GP-E2 is connected to a computer and Map Utility is used to access GPS Receiver GP-E2's log files.
- Import logs to the computer - Delete logs - Manually geotag shots without GPS information by adding location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, and UTC time) to image EXIF information - View a route of where the camera has traveled on a map - Produce KMZ files from log files - Update EOS 7D firmware
Type Set GPS time data on the camera * Requires signal acquisition from four or more satellites.
Clock Precision 1. High-precision time adjustment: ±TBA sec. * Margin of error relative to UTC time. * High-precision time adjustment is only available for EOS-1D series cameras (EOS-1D X or later). 2. Normal time adjustment: ±1 sec.
Updating Interval 1. Auto update: After satellite reception when the GPS Receiver GP-E2 is turned on 2. Immediate updating
Hot Shoe For direct camera connection
DIGITAL Port For connection via dedicated interface cable * Transmission via cable is used if the GPS Receiver GP-E2 is attached to the hot shoe and connected by cable
Power Source One AA/LR6 Alkaline Battery (NiMH and lithium batteries supported)
Battery Life At normal temperature (23°C/73°F)
Position Update Timing
Battery Life (Approx.)
Every 5 seconds
Every 10 seconds
Every 15 seconds (default)
Every 30 seconds
Every 1 minute
Every 2 minutes
Every 5 minutes
*Battery life when using AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. *Less recording time will be available when logging under unfavorable positioning conditions.
Battery Check Indicated by the battery check lamp (red) - Level OK: Slow blinking - Low battery: Fast blinking - Replace battery: Off
Temperature 32 to 104 °F / 0 to 40 °C
Humidity 85% or less
W x H x D Approx. 2.1 x 2.9 x 1.7 in. / Approx. 54.3 x 72.9 x 44.2 mm *According to CIPA guidelines
Weight Approx. 81 g/ Approx. 2.86 oz. *According to CIPA guidelines
Truly recommend it
The receiver looks like a small space starship once mounted on my Canon 5D Mark III. Works nicely and easily. Sometimes connecting to the GPS takes 2-3 minutes, but cannot indicate in which conditions it is much slower than the norm. Having pictures tagged with all coordinates is a very nice feature to have, primarily went in urban areas or in the wilderness. Actually, it is useful everywhere. Always travel with spare batteries just in case. Forgot to turn it off only the first time: lesson learnt.
May 18, 2013
Used in various places around the world. Match perfectly position as Google Earth, etc. As long in direct view of satellites extremely accurate. That.s not the case of cities where high buildings reduce the "access" to satellites signals resulting in some errors - applicable to any GPS receiver anyhow. Very satisfied about it!
October 9, 2012
*The EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D require a firmware upgrade to be compatible with the GPS Receiver GP-E2, which will be available soon. †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.
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