In-camera GPS abilities are quickly becoming commonplace in digital cameras. This feature records a photo’s location into the file’s metadata, and some cameras, such as models from Casio, Panasonic, and Samsung, even allow you to see your photos on a map within the camera.. It’s helpful if you want to map out your images, or just jog your memory about where a shot was taken.
Conveniently, the technology is showing up in rugged point-and-shoot models like the Panasonic TS3 and Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS, which are more likely to be taken on adventurous treks. Canon’s first GPS camera, the SX230, and the Sony DSC-HX9V store altitude, longitude and latitude; the Canon model, like the Casio Exilim EX-H20G, also comes with a “logger” feature, which tracks the camera’s movements even when you aren’t snapping pictures. Taking the technology a step further, Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-ZS10 also shows one million international landmarks and points of interest. We’ve also reviewed Casio’s GPS-capable Exilim EX-H20G, which has an excellent in-camera mapping interface to go along with an extensive points-of-interest database.