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GPS Receiver GP-E2

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About GPS Receiver GP-E2

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Item Code: 6363B001
Estimated Retail Price: $390.00


Back to TopType

GPS logging accessory

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

Back to TopGPS

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

Back to TopDigital Compass

Direction calculated using a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor

Back to TopLogging

Logging Interval
Every 1, 5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds, or every 1, 2, or 5 minutes

Log File Format

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.

Back to TopGPS Modes

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

Back to TopTime Adjustment

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

Back to TopInterface

Hot Shoe
For direct camera connection

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

Back to TopPower Supply

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 second 10 hours
Every 5 seconds 27 hours
Every 10 seconds 37 hours
Every 15 seconds (default) 39 hours
Every 30 seconds 39 hours
Every 1 minute 54 hours
Every 2 minutes 63 hours
Every 5 minutes 92 hours

*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

Back to TopOperating Environment

32 to 104 °F / 0 to 40 °C

85% or less

Back to TopDimensions

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

Approx. 81 g/ Approx. 2.86 oz.
*According to CIPA guidelines