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Canon GP-E2 GPS Unit

Compatible with a variety of EOS cameras

Canon GP-E2 GPS Unit

Canon GP-E2 GPS Unit

Compatible with a variety of EOS cameras

SKU: 6363B001AA

Cat no: 8779

  • High-sensitivity GPS chip
  • Digital compass
  • UTC time setting
  • Logging function
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Estimated Delivery 2 to 3 days

£200.00 (ex vat) £240.00 (incl vat)

Canon GP-E2 GPS Unit


The Canon GP-E2 GPS unit has been launched alongside the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR to offer the ability to geo-tag your images with latitude and longitude data in the EXIF fields.

The GP-E2 unit adds a much-requested function to the EOS 7D (with a firmware update), EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III cameras. It provides GPS data and time functions to these cameras to help photographers to track and sort their images.

Who is it for?
Any photographer who travels will appreciate the ability to geo-tag images. A landscape photographer will be able to exactly locate where images were taken, and wildlife photographers will be able to use their images to help track animal movements. For photojournalists, having the GPS data will add another layer of veracity to their images by showing the client exactly where they were taken. The GP-E2 unit will additionally find use among police and military photographers who also need to locate where images were taken.

Key Features

  • High-sensitivity GPS chip
  • Digital compass
  • UTC time setting
  • Logging function
  • Universal fitting
  • Powered by 1x AA battery

Product Specification

Type Type
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
GPS 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

Digital Compass Type
Direction calculated using a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor
Logging Logging Interval
Every 1, 5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds, or every 1, 2, or 5 minutes
Log File Format
NMEA-0813
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.
GPS 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
Time Adjustment Type
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
Interface Hot Shoe
For direct camera connection
DIGITAL Port
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
Power 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
Operating Environment Temperature
32 to 104 °F / 0 to 40 °C
Humidity
85% or less
Dimensions 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
Weight
Approx. 81 g/ Approx. 2.86 oz.
*According to CIPA guidelines

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