jcburke: Anybody who needs GPS data for all pictures should just cut back on the drug prescriptions so they can recall where the heck they were when they pressed the shutter. I mean, really, go buy a point-and-shoot camera with GPS instead; the rest of us know where we were and what we shot. I may make an exception for National Geographic photogs (who wouldn't be buying this camera anyway for other reasons), but otherwise GPS is a crutch for amateurs and has nothing to do with core imagery and creative photography. If it is your discerning feature between two cameras, then you are not a photographer, you're a map freak.
Agreed with the reply above. While shooting around your town or city, you may immediately recognize the location of every picture you took.
But if you travel internationally, especially countries that do not speak your language where place names will last only in short term memory, you will have a tough time remembering where you pressed the shutter.
It's a very useful and practical feature for many people, and nobody's forcing you to use it, so just relax.
For that large a camera and barrel, you would expect a much larger optical zoom range.
Also, spending $900 for something these days without wide angle just doesn't make sense. Sure it's good at HD video, but even the current Canon SX230 HS can do 1080P with 28mm wide angle and a 14x zoom.
It looks like a fun toy...sort of like the Casio EX-F1 from a few years ago....whatever happened to that?