A new compact GPS unit by Sony
Here is an interesting product by Sony. Sony’s new released GPS unit “GPS-CS3K” is capable of adding GPS positioning information to your digital pictures. The “GPS-CS3K” automatically records positioning information with timestamp (i.e. GPS logfile) into its built-in memory while you are traveling or cycling helping you to sort out your pictures according to their geographical locations with the help of their GPS log file, just in case if you forgot where you took those memorable photos after your trip. Additionally it is possible to display the taken pictures with the trace of your trip on Google Earth by using PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software which comes with this GPS unit. You can also use Picasa image sharing site to share your pictures with friends and families. Adding GPS log file to the pictures is simple. You just need to insert your Stick Duo/SD card where you have saved your pictures into the GPS unit to match GPS log file with taken photos. An alternative way would be through USB connection where it is possible to add GPS log file to RAW image data on PC. The “GPS-CS3K” comes with Memory Stick Duo, SD card and USB2.0 (High-SPEED) interface and a 128 Mbyte built-in memory. The dimension of this GPS unit is 57mm×80mm×23m and it weighs about 70 g. The “GPS-CS3K” will go on sale from March 13 and its price will be 18,900 yen. Beside the limitation of using only Memory Stick Duo, SD card and not Flash memory I think it is a very interesting product.