Loss of GPS in the NEW A77II

Started Jun 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
J.R.M. Contributing Member • Posts: 680
Re: Loss of GPS in the NEW A77II

rio911 wrote:

TroyMich wrote:

I own the A77 and do not see the need obviously to upgrade. I surely would not if I had to sacrifice GPS for Wifi. GPS is a great feature for travel. For them to forego GPS for Wifi is a mistake. For me, the A77 is more valuable than the A77II.

They just updated the Sony RX100II with the RX100III which also does not have GPS. Now, this is probably one of the best small travel point and shoots on the planet and for Sony not to add this feature is a miss!

What's up with Sony and GPS?

I don't know about Sony, but for me I have the GPS in my A77 on all the time.

That being said, I still haven't found a proper use for the GPS data stored in my images. I have done the gimmicks of looking at where some image has been taken, but it is nothing more than that, a gimmick. The way I see it: it is a good thing to have, but it is not a "must", there is no added value behind it.

The only use for GPS is that others know where the picture was taken.

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