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Does the GPS 1a give you the direction of the lens pointing?

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Map will show where you are and the approximate direction you were facing.
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Will the GP-1 Unit work with the D600?

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Yes it does.
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Will the Gp-1A GPS Unit work with Lightroom or other imaging software besides PictureTown?

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Yes, photoshop and Lightroom
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Will this work with D800 and/or D90?

The included cables work with the D800 and D90, but the compatibility page only lists the D600. Another questions answer says that the only difference between the GP-1 and GP-1A are materials so based on these two facts it sounds like the GP-1A should be compatible with the D800 and D90. If this is the case then the compatibility page should be updated.
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Yes, the GP-1A will work with the D800 and D90.
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Is there any advantage whatsoever to buy and use the GP-1A on my D-600

I just purchased the D-600 and I also purchased the GP-1 and installed it and it works fine.
Now next I plan on purchasing a D-800e. I want to purchase a separate GPS for it or move the GP-1 that is on the D-600 now to the D-800e and instal a GP-1A on the D-600 if it is advisable.
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There is no difference in functionality between the GP-1 and the GP-1A. You should be able to use either GPS unit on both the D600 and the D800/E.
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Can the GP-1 or GP-1A be used with the Nikon WR-R10 wireless receiver plugged in just like the corded MC-DC2 shutter release?

It's the same plug as the corded release. I'm looking for a way to use both the GP-1 and the wireless shutter release. Any suggestions?
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No, In order for the WR-R10 wireless receiver to function, it has to be plug directly into the camera.
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Does the GP-1 and/or GP-1A always need a cable, or can it use the contacts without? Which cameras?

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Always needs a cable, it mounts to the hot shoe or camera strap.
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Will the GP-1A work in burst mode -fast frame shooting rate?

It works in single shot mode but it does not record full gps info in high speed frame rate.
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In order to better assist you, please click on the link below:
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Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Is the GP-1A able to record GPS data when using high rate of frames per second?

On my D300, I do not see the GPS data when using higher frame rates - i see altitude info but no GPS- thank you
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  The GP-1a doesn't record anything. It merely determines the time and position; and passes this information on to the camera.  It's up to the camera to record these data, by including them in the EXIF data of any picture taken while valid GPS data is available.

  I can think of no good reason why the camera shouldn't include these data in pictures taken in high-speed burst mode, if these data are available for inclusion in single-shot photographs.

I don't have the genuine Nikon GP-1/GP-1a; I have a cheap knockoff that costs about $50. I just now went out with that on my D3200, and shot a bunch of burst-mode pictures at the highest speed my D3200 could muster. Every one of the resulting pictures that I thereafter examined did indeed have the full GPS data in it.
 
 
  Between the burst-mode pictures in which you are not seeing GPS data,and the single-shot pictures in which you are; are you doing anything different, or working under any different conditions?

  For example, if you're shooting fast-burst pictures indoors, and single-shot pictures outdoors, that would make a difference; in that case, the reason you would not be getting GPS data in the burst pictures would have nothing to do with your use of burst mode, but with the fact that you're taking them under conditions where GPS is inherently unreliable.

  I suppose it's even possible that in burst mode, your particular camera puts out enough radio-frequency-interference (or RFI) noise to interfere with the signals that the GPS receiver is trying to receive; while not putting out so much so much RFI noise in single-shot mode.

  Here's a simple experiment you can try.  Get your hands on a cheap, basic portable AM band transistor radio. Tune it to a blank area, where there isn't a radio station to be heard,and you're just getting general noise.  Put your camera next to the radio, turn it on, and try operating it in various modes; and see if you can discern any effect that it is having on the noise that you hear on the radio.  If you find that it has much more effect when you operate it in burst mode, then that may be your answer.
 

  GPS receivers can be touchy at times. It's not at all usual to have difficulty getting a lock with one, and when you do have a lock, losing it again.  There are a great many external conditions that can greatly affect the reliability of GPS reception.  Mind you,I'm not talking just about the GP-1a or any third-party knockoffs of it, that are specialized for camera use; I'm talking about GPS receives in general; and I am talking from vast experience with standalone GPS receives, GPS receivers built into cell phones, and the one GP-1 clone I've been using with my camera.  Keep in mind that these units are trying to receive radio signals from multiple sources at once, from satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above.
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do I have to use this GPS unit to use the GPS app on my d5300dslr

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No, the D5300 has gps built in.
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What chipset does the gps 1a use?

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This is not in the published specs for the GP-1a. For information on the GP-1a: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18148
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Will the GPS-1A work on the coolpixA?

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Yes GP-1 or GP-1A
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If it is just material differences between GP-1 and GP-1A what are the material differences?

Titanium? Recycled plastics?
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The connection cable is the only difference. The GP-1a has a more flexible cable.
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How can I make my GP-1A comunicate with my Nikon D7100

When I plug the GP-1A into the camera the control panel on top of the camera does not display a GPS icon.
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The GPS connection indicator is not part of the D7100 control panel display icons. The GPS connection indicator can only be displayed on the D7100 LCD screen, right below the Metering icon. See page 11 and page 152 of the D7100 manual. You can view this information by pressing the I-button on the d7100 about 2 times.

You will need to connect the GP-1A to the D7100 with the supplied CA-90 cable. If there is communication between the GP-1A and the D7100, you will see a flashing red light on the GP-1A. Once GPS signal is acquired, the flashing red light on the GP-1A turns green.
You can access the GPS option in the camera by pressing the Menu button, select Setup Menu, then select. GPS.
Verify position information before taking a picture.
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In what format is the latitude and longitude recorded (e.g. degree, minutes, seconds and using WGS84 datum), and can the format be changed?

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The format in which the GPS data cannot be changed.
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Does the GP-1A attached to a D7100 place lat and long data on the image, or does it include the data with metadata attached to the image?

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When collecting GPS information the longitude and latitude will be found in the metadata. If using View NX 2, the pictures can be printed with the GPS information next to the images when hitting the "print" icon at the top and then check the box that says "print information". However, GPS information cannot be printed on to an image during shooting.
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What is the difference between the GP-1 and the GP-1A besides cost?

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All functionality is the same.
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Then why have two models if there is no difference??

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The newer model replaces the older model, because newer materials were used in its construction.
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What is the difference between GP-1a model 27034 and model 27034g?

Adorama lists two GP-1A units; Nikon model numbers 27034 and 27034g.
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Looking at their web site it would appear that the G version is an import, thus it is therefore a grey import
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