GPS Logger Hire
When connected to a compatible camera – either on the hotshoe or via USB, the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver can be used to geotag your photos and videos, record your route or even turn your camera into a digital compass. Alternatively, the GP-E2 can be used independently as a standalone GPS logger. Just turn it on and it’ll record your route internally, ready to be downloaded onto your computer. With only one switch, it’s super easy to use. Just switch it ‘on’ when using with a camera, or ‘log’ when using on its own.
£14 (by 12PM)
£41 (by 9AM)
All prices are exclusive of VAT
WHICH CAMERAS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE CANON GP-E2?
From the 7D (introduced in 2009) onwards, any of Canon’s DSLRs should be fully compatible, in addition to many of Canon’s consumer video and professional cinema cameras. If your DSLR has “GPS Device Settings” in the menu, you’re good to go.
WHAT ARE THE CABLES FOR?
The unit can communicate with many DSLRs through the camera’s hot shoe. Some cameras (such as video cameras) may require the use of a USB cable however. Included are two different length USB 2.0 Mini to Digital Terminal cables. The USB connector goes into the camera and the Digital Terminal connector goes into the GP-E2.
HOW DO I CHANGE THE DEVICE'S SETTINGS?
With a compatible DSLR, you can change all of the device’s settings such logging frequency (called “Position Update Timing”) directly within your camera menu. Alternatively, you can adjust settings from your computer using Canon’s GPS Log File Utility or Map Utility software (operating system dependent; available to download here).
HOW DO I GET THE DATA ONTO MY COMPUTER?
Use the included USB 2.0 mini to USB-A cable to connect the GP-E2 to a computer. Whilst the unit has a proprietary Digital Terminal port for use when connecting to cameras, this port is backwards compatible with a standard USB 2.0 mini connector.
Then, use either Canon’s GPS Log File Utility or Map Utility software (operating system dependent; available to download here) to download any logged data.
HOW DO I SEE MY MAPPED ROUTE?
Using Canon’s Map Utility software you can overlay your route on a map. Unfortunately this software is only available for some operating systems and this feature isn’t part of the alternative GPS Log File Utility software. Instead, we recommend using a website like GPS Visualizer to view your routes, convert between different GPS file formats and more. It’s really quite a useful site!
Finally, it is also possible to view your geotagged photos on a map using Adobe Lightroom.