Adds location/direction information to images
Displays the shooting orientation on a map
Enables camera clock setting synchronization with the GPS's atomic clock
Rugged, compact design
Incredibly lightweight, this receiver integrates seamlessly with the camera's extension system terminal, allowing the hot shoe to remain accessible while powered by the main camera unit.
Identification of coordinates and cardinal direction
When in use, the GP-E1 Receiver will automatically record the geographical information of videos and photos. Detecting altitude is even possible from inside an airplane or helicopter.
Accurate clock adjustment and synchronization
Accurately adjusting the EOS-1D X's internal clock is easy because it can use the UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) transmitted from the GP-E1 with a margin of error of about ± 0.01 second. Event photographers will find the transmitter's GPS time sync function quite helpful because it can set and synchronize the internal clocks in multiple cameras.
Canon developed the GPS Receiver GP-E1 to enhance the workflow of its professional users. By incorporating global information into an image or video's Exif data, photojournalists and other users can utilize the GPS data to organize their stock photos by location.