- As the positions of GPS satellites vary constantly, it may take longer to determine the location or the receiver may not be able to determine the location at all, depending on the location and time you use the camera.
- GPS is a system that determines your position by receiving signals from satellites. Avoid using the GPS feature on your remote control in places where radio signals are blocked or reflected, such as a shadowy place surrounded by buildings or trees, etc. Use the remote control in open sky environments.
- You may not be able to record location information at locations or in situations where radio signals from the GPS satellites do not reach the remote control as follows.
- In tunnels, indoors or under the shade of buildings
- Between tall buildings or at narrow streets surrounded by buildings
- In underground locations, locations surrounded by dense trees, under an elevated bridge, or in locations where magnetic fields are generated, such as near high voltage cables
- Near devices that generate radio signals of the same frequency band as the remote control: near 1.5 GHz band mobile telephones, etc.
- Do not put a hand or a finger on the GPS receiver (GPS antenna part) while seeking a satellite or determining a position. The reception sensitivity lowers and your position may not be determined.
- Depending on the mounting position of the remote control or posture, the remote control may not receive the electric wave from the GPS satellite. Turn the GPS receiver (GPS antenna part) toward the sky.
- You may not be able to record GPS information in situations as follows.
- Turn off the remote control
- Disconnect the remote control and the camera
- When the connection between the remote control and the camera via Wi-Fi is unstable
- If you take images with the GPS log of the remote control set to [ON], and upload those images to the Internet, the shooting location may be available to third parties. To prevent this, set GPS log to [OFF] before shooting.
On triangulation errors
- If you move to another location right after turning the remote control on, it may take a longer time for the camera to start triangulating, compared to when you stay in the same place.
- GPS satellite error
When the remote control receives signals from more than three GPS satellites, it determines your present position. The triangulating error allowed by the GPS satellites is about 10 m (33 feet). Depending on the environment of the location, the triangulating error can be greater. In this case, your actual location may not match the location on the map based on the GPS information. Meanwhile, the GPS satellites are controlled by the United States Department of Defense, and the degree of accuracy may be changed intentionally.
- Error during the triangulating process
The remote control acquires location information periodically during triangulating. There is a slight time lag between when the location information is acquired and when the location information is recorded on an image, therefore, the actual recording location may not match the exact location on the map based on the GPS information.
On GPS use restriction
- Use GPS in accordance with the situation and regulations of the countries/regions where you use the remote control.