GPS Device Settings

You can geotag images with GPS Receiver GP-E2 (sold separately) or a Bluetooth-compatible smartphone.

GP-E2

  1. Attach GP-E2 to the camera.

    • Attach GP-E2 to the camera’s hot shoe and turn it on. For details, refer to the GP-E2 Instruction Manual.
  2. Select [Wireless features: GPS device settings].

  3. In [Select GPS device], select [GPS receiver].

  4. Take the picture.

    • For details on [Set up], refer to the GP-E2 Instruction Manual.

Caution

  • Precautions when using GP-E2

  • Before use, check the countries and regions where use of GPS is allowed, and follow local regulations.
  • Update the GP-E2 firmware to Ver. 2.0.0 or later.

    Firmware updating requires an interface cable. For updating instructions, visit the Canon website.

  • GP-E2 cannot be connected to the camera with a cable.
  • The camera does not record the shooting direction.

Smartphone

Complete these settings after installing the dedicated Camera Connect app () on the smartphone.

  1. On the smartphone, activate location services.

  2. Establish a Bluetooth connection.

    • Start Camera Connect and pair the camera and smartphone via Bluetooth.
  3. Select [Wireless features: GPS device settings].

  4. In [Select GPS device], select [Smartphone].

  5. Take the picture.

    • Images are geotagged with the information from the smartphone.

GPS Connection Display

You can check the status of smartphone location information acquisition in the GPS connection icon on the screens for still photo shooting or movie recording ( and , respectively).

  • Gray: Location services are off
  • Blinking: Location information cannot be acquired
  • On: Location information acquired

For details on how GPS connection status is indicated when GP-E2 is used, refer to the GP-E2 Instruction Manual.

Geotagging images as you shoot

Images you shoot while the GPS icon is on are geotagged.

Geotagging information

You can check the location information added to your shots on the shooting information screen ().

  • (1) Latitude
  • (2) Longitude
  • (3) Elevation
  • (4) UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)

Caution

  • The smartphone can acquire location information only while it is paired with the camera via Bluetooth.
  • Direction information is not acquired.
  • Acquired location information may not be accurate, depending on traveling conditions or smartphone status.
  • It may take some time to acquire location information from the smartphone after you turn the camera on.
  • Location information is no longer acquired after any of the following operations.
    • Pairing with a wireless remote control via Bluetooth
    • Turning the camera off
    • Quitting Camera Connect
    • Deactivating location services on the smartphone
  • Location information is no longer acquired in any of the following situations.
    • The camera power turns off
    • The Bluetooth connection is ended
    • The smartphone’s remaining battery level is low

Note

  • Coordinated Universal Time, abbreviated as UTC, is essentially the same as Greenwich Mean Time.
  • For movies, the GPS information initially acquired is added.