With the EOS-1D X, Canon introduces a dedicated GPS accessory, the GPS Receiver GP-E1. Latitude, longitude, elevation/altitude and Universal Time Code are all recorded, and input to the text data for each image taken. Even more significant to many users will be the unit's electronic compass, indicating the approximate direction the camera was pointed in when an image was taken – something most GPS devices for SLRs can’t provide. Small enough to be left on-camera, it attaches to the multi-pin System Extension Terminal on the side of the EOS-1D X body. The GP-E1’s weather-resistance – including the connector – matches that of the camera body, too.

  • Dedicated GPS unit, exclusively for the EOS-1D X (as of October, 2011)
  • Electronic compass built-in; supports both horizontal and vertical shooting
  • Synchronizes UTC time code from GPS satellite and camera clock
  • Cannot be combined with Wireless Transmitter WFT-E6A – however, images can be sent via EOS-1D X’s built-in Ethernet to remote computers when GP-E1 is attached
  • Attachment to camera’s System Extension Terminal on side of camera means accessory shoe is left free for flash or other accessories

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