Cameras forum

Question

Canon S110 GPS viaMobile Question

by Nabsiegel / December 31, 2012 6:02 AM PST

I received a Canon Powershot S110 for Xmas, and I really like it. There's no doubt it's the nicest camera I've owned. One of the things I'm most excited about is the GPS functionality (I was disappointed that it didn't have the built in GPS that its predecessor had) but I have a few questions about it.

It uses the free Canon Camera Window app (I use an iPhone) to track GPS information. From what I understand, I turn GPS tracking on on the app, and then I can take pictures while it's on. Then when I'm done, I can transfer the pictures to my phone and it adds the locations to the pictures based on the time they were taken. I've tried this out and it works.

A question I have is this: What if I'm on a trip or something and I leave the app running, but I don't want to transfer all the pictures to my phone and I'd rather put them on my computer with the SD card? When I sync the GPS information, does it add that info to the picture files on the camera so that when I dump them onto my computer with the SD card, the info would be on them?

The only other question I have is this: If I'm on a trip in Europe or something, I obviously can't leave the app running because for it to track my location it would use crazy overseas data and cost me a fortune on my phone bill. Am I missing something, or is it as simple as that and I can;t use this feature while roaming?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Canon S110 GPS viaMobile Question
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Canon S110 GPS viaMobile Question
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
So "GeoTagging"?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 6:30 AM PST
Collapse -
Well...
by Nabsiegel / January 1, 2013 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: So "GeoTagging"?

Thanks, but suppose I don't want to buy any add ons. Is there anything I'm not thinking about to sidestep outrageous overseas charges?

Also, what about my first question?

Collapse -
Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 1:06 AM PST
In reply to: Well...

I don't have a better answer. My background includes GPS tracking so the idea I gave above was something I ran into while we worked on our GPS tracker. Hopefully you have discussed this with others and they have some other ideas.

Here the overseas rate is 300 a month for my phone so the device I looked at was much less than that so for me, a good solution.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.