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Digital Cameras with Geotagging Functions

Updated on June 14, 2013

Cameras with Geotagging Make It Easy to Record Location Data

Have you ever been on vacation and taken a photo, only to get home and forget where the image was taken? Or have you ever spent hours adding geo tags to your photos so you can sort and view them later by location? If so, you'll be happy to know that new cameras with geotagging features can automatically embed GPS data into your photo's meta data. That means you'll never have to worry about where a photo was taken or spend time adding manual geo tags. The camera does it all for you! Here are some of the bestselling and best-rated cameras with geotagging built in.

(Sample camera geotagging image from Canon)

The Canon PowerShot S100 is currently the most popular camera with GPS on Amazon. That's because it comes packed with many other features that also make this a great camera. It features a 12.1 MP CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom and a fast f/2.0 lens. It can shoot in multiple modes, including RAW and JPEG, and you can also shoot 1080p HD video.The GPS function can automatically embed the location and local time of all your still photos and videos, and you can then display your images on a map and track your route from photo to photo. You can also create custom maps and mini-travel guides to share with your family and friends. But that's just the beginning. Other cool features include:

- Stitch Assist to create panoramic images

- Special effects such as Poster Effect, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Monochrome and more.

- Super Slow Motion Movie to record your video in high speed and then play it back in slow motion.

- Color Accent to retain a single color in your image while the other colors are converted to monochrome

Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Manufacturer description: The PowerShot S100 is a sophisticated pocket-friendly point-and-shoot digital camera that has the power advanced Canon PowerShot S100 at Amazon.comusers and enthusiasts need to create standout images. As with other PowerShot cameras, the compact PowerShot S100 incorporates all of the advanced Canon technologies that make capturing superb photos and video as easy as pressing a button. As automatic or manual as you need it to be, the PowerShot S100 is a serious photographic tool, which incorporates the Canon HS SYSTEM, now featuring the new DIGIC 5 Image Processor. The fast f/2.0 lens helps you tackle unfavorable lighting and capture breathtaking portraits with beautiful, shallow depth-of-field. 12.1 Megapixels ensure crisp, richly detailed images, and a 5x Optical Zoom provides an excellent all-around range to shoot near or far.


Panasonic Lumix ZS20 - Another bestselling digital camera with geotagging

If you want a camera with GPS that can get you close to the action, the Lumix ZS20 may be the one for you. It has an amazing 20x optical zoom (equivalent to a 24-480mm lens on a 35mm camera) that can achieve up to 40x digital zoom. It features a 14.1 MP sensor and a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens. The built-in GPS displays not only latitudes and longitudes, but also the name of the country/region, state/province, county/town/village where you're at. It can also identify more than 1,000,000 landmarks in 82 countries or regions.

In addition to these features, the Lumix ZS20 offers a host of other functions to help you capture and create great photos:

- Intelligent HDR takes several still images shot at different exposures and overlays them into a single composite picture to avoid over- or under-exposure.

- Auto Retouch adjusts contrast and brightness with the press of a button to make all your images look great.

- Panorama Shot makes it is possible to capture a 360-degree panoramic image (either vertical or horizontal) by slowly moving the camera

- 3D Photo Mode creates a 3D image automatically in the camera

- Continuous shooting allows you to capture up to 60 frames per second in 3.5 MP resolution or up to 5 fps in high resolution

Panasonic Lumix ZS20 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Panasonic Lumix ZS20 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Manufacturer description: The DMC-ZS20's powerful 20x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-480mm) draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals, and details that you can't even see with your bare eyes. In addition, this single camera lets you record 20x zoom in video recording. It makes the DMC-ZS20 twice as attractive.


Nikon COOLPIX P510 - Geotagging and one of the world's longest compact zoom lens

The built-in GPS system on the Nikon Coolpix P510 isn't the only cool feature on this camera. It also has an incredible 42x zoom (24-1,000mm equivalent), claiming the honor of having one of the world's longest optical zoom on a compact camera. It comes with a 16.1 M CMOS sensor, full HD video with stereo sound, continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second, a 3-inch LCD and many other features.

Nikon COOLPIX P510 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and GPS Record Location (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Nikon COOLPIX P510 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 42x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and GPS Record Location (Black) (OLD MODEL)

Product description:

For the outdoor photographer, the COOLPIX P510 puts you where you need to be. Bring your subjects up close and personal, with an incredible zoom range of 24-1,000mm. Spontaneous action is captured sharp and clear with optical VR Image Stabilization and amazingly fast autofocus. Every image and Full HD (1080p) movie dazzles when produced by the advanced 16.1 MP CMOS sensor.


If you're looking for a camera with geotagging to take on an adventure, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is a good choice. This rugged camera with GPS is one of the most popular waterproof compact cameras on the market due to its ability to take great photos and survive tough conditions. It's waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof to 6.6 feet, dustproof and freezeproof to 14 degrees F. Whether you're above or below water, the camera's 12.1 MP sensor,, 4.6x optical zoom and 1080p HD video will help you capture great shots every time. The camera's built-in GPS can display your latitude and longitude, as well as area information from 203 countries or regions and landmark information of over 1,000,000 locations around the world.

In addition, the TS4 offers these features:

- 28mm wide angle lens

- LED light for underwater or night-time shooting

- Panorama mode for 360-degree images

- Time lapse mode

- 3D Photo mode

Panasonic Lumix TS4 12.1 TOUGH Waterproof Digital  Camera with 4.6x Optical Zoom (Blue)
Panasonic Lumix TS4 12.1 TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4.6x Optical Zoom (Blue)

Manufacturer description: The DMC-TS4 is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof in design. Swim along with tropical fish and capture shots of beautiful coral reefs, or take recordings of your friends around a camp fire. The DMC-TS4 is an extremely versatile camera that you can take with you wherever the action calls.


Some cameras with geotagging functions are also waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof

More Cameras with Geotagging - Find other cameras with built-in GPS

The models above are currently the most popular cameras with geotagging, but they're not the only ones. Here are some of the other results for "cameras with GPS" on Amazon.

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