On GPS errors (FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300)
- If you move to another location right after turning the camera on, it may take a longer time for the camera to start triangulating, compared to when you stay in the same place.
- Error caused by the position of GPS satellites
The camera automatically triangulates your current location when the camera receives radio signals from 3 or more GPS satellites. 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 camera 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.