A Taiwan-based digital camera company OEM Altek would be launching the first ever 8-megapixel consumer digital camera with integrated GPS and mechanical geotagging by this June. Truly, it doesn’t claim to be the first device to coalesce GPS and digital camera features as there are devices that have built-in digital camera or high-end cameras with incorporated GPS features. Standing away from those, it takes pride in being the world’s first pocket-sized compact camera with incorporated GPS utility.
Featuring 3-inch touch screen, the photos captured via this camera are customarily geo tagged and then depict its positioning on Google Earth, Google Maps or Flickr’s geotagged photos service. It is a great tool in the hands of travel freaks as they can tap the places from where pictures are taken via this camera and form a travel journal that’s based on map. Its entry would be an alarm to other camera developers to deliver high-quality consumer cameras will incorporated built-in GPS.
P.S.: Altek is an OEM, therefore camera would be sold off under another brand that is not disclosed.
Via ComputerWorld/ TheRawFeed