I was slightly surprised some more of the run-of-the-mill available technologies (still) seem to be missing from many cameras particularly DSLR’s.
How many have built in GPS – only the Sony A55 springs to mind. How many can have an add-on made by the same company as the camera. Nikon have the GPS-1 device that fits all of their DSLR cameras, however this costs around £200 and takes up one of the available ports and ideally wants to sit on the hot-shoe. I believe that Pentax also have a GPS device coming out for their DSLR’s and the new Medium Format camera Pentax 645D.
The point is that even the add-ons should be built into the camera.
How many DSLR’s have built-in Wifi? None speint to mind (although a few compact cameras have tried from time to time). Both Canon and Nikon have devices that can be added but they cost £600 for the canon – you also have to ensure that you get the right model:
The point is that my iPhone has both of these technologies – even the first iPhone had them years ago and still no sign of them.
When are camera manufacturers going to wake up and give us the technologies that have eluded them for so many years?