I am in the market for a new point-and-shoot digital camera with built in geotagging. However I can't find many on the market and was wondering if anyone knew of any good ones. These are the three I have found:
There's a Ricoh, Nikon and Casio as well that geotag. Also looking at the problem from the other side there are Garmin GPS (Colorado?) that will take a picture and geotag it. There are several reviews comparing the Sony and the Lumix but I haven't heard much about the Samsung yet....off to read reviews as we're in the market for one as well.
Hmm here's a review of the Samsung ...mediocre Samsung Review for Image Quality.
Just in case the OP wasn't aware, the iPhones (all models) have geotagging built in. Admittedly a P&S camera is probably more robust (has optical zoom for example) but certainly the latest iPhones (the 3GS and 4) have won respect for being decent P&S cameras given their inherent limitations.
Take a look on Flickr and you'll see some amazing stuff from iPhone cameras.
Also, consider this: neither of my two "real" cameras (a Nikon DSLR and a Canon S3 IS) do geotagging, but if I remember to take one test shot with my iPhone, I now have the GPS coordinates and can easily copy/paste that into the "real" pictures.
There's also geotagging keychain devices that just log your location that you can then sync with the time/date stamp later on. They aren't nearly as accurate but are cheap and can be used with any camera.
I've got a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, and love it for those times when I don't want to haul around my Canon DSLRs and all the lenses. It's not small enough to stuff in most pockets, but it's light and has an amazing zoom range and decent image quality.
Unless you have a very specific use in mind for the geotagging (or a very bad memory), I think it's a bit of an unnecessary gimmick. I'd look first and foremost for image quality in a camera with the typical camera features that you want (ie: zoom requirements etc.).
I'm going to wait until Canon has a P&S with GPS. I've had 3 Canon digitals and they've all been fantastic. Panasonic might be great, too, but I'm so used to Canon's UI that I don't really want to switch.
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