small but extremely slow GPS and sucks batteries like crazy ...

Started Jul 21, 2013 | User reviews thread
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JohanBe New Member • Posts: 14
small but extremely slow GPS and sucks batteries like crazy ...

I have been trying out my Nikon P330 for a couple of weeks now.

Sofar only in day light.

Pics themselves look OK. going from my old 6MP to this 12MP seems to make a big difference.

so far so good.

But one of the strongest reason I but this rather than any other compact camera was the GPS.

sadly is not working very well.

last weekend it took almost an hour to get a fix whilst walking on a beach (sic!). a friend with an iPhone got a fix in less than a minute on the same beach that day.

even standing on top a hill it takes 10-15 minutes to get a fix long enough to syncronise the clock of the camera ...

the manual says that once you have turned on the GPS, it will stay on even when you turn it off. but why does it take 1-2 minutes to get a fix after you turn it on again?

since I want to have a fix on my pics this would mean I have to wait most of the battery time (only 200 pics) for the GPS to work properly.

sofar the only solution I have found is to put the automatic turn-off to 30 minutes, this I way I will only loose a fix if walking in small alleys or among tall buildings. but the battery life is less than two hours. 3 fully loaded pics depleted in 5 and half hours ...

Now I am looking for a camera case that fits the P330 while it is turned on. Any suggestions?

 JohanBe's gear list:JohanBe's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P330
Nikon Coolpix P330
12 megapixels • 3 screen • 24 – 120 mm (5×)
Announced: Mar 5, 2013
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2.5
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3.6
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Kids / pets
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Action / sports
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Landscapes / scenery
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Portraits
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Nikon Coolpix P330
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