the thread certainly contains some of the things I consider when I’m out and about on the trail
I do like knowing where I shot my photos, not just the few I add to Inaturalist. So I tag most everything using a GPS equipped camera. I also use software to tag after the fact on some cameras that don’t have the capability. Over the last 10 years I’ve geotagged thousands of photos and have them uploaded to Apple photos (or whatever its called this week). I can look at a sets of photos in a geo locale and re-imagine a hike merely by looking at the map/photo superimposition. I like the memories.
I also use Gaia mainly so I can download map areas before I hit the trail.
Seems I go a lot of places where you need real maps- especially abroad.
I just added a 1 year upgrade to Alltrails Pro. I’ll give that a go this winter and see if I like it any better than Gaia.
I too photograph with a GPS camera. I’ve shot a few different ones but like an ultrazoom out on the trail. Decent enough shots without worrying too much if it gets a little dinged up. Not like hauling a $5k piece of Nikon glass out on the trail. I do a little digiscoping with an Swaro ATX 95 and a Sony alpha with the swaro apo adapter. That’s just not a portable rig with the tripod.
I’ve been shooting a Sony HSX 400 ultrazoom for about the last 5 years. I like it save the notorious E:62:10 error its had for a couple years now. The macro is a bit weak but that might be operator error.
What gps camera do you shoot? Any idea of something coming on the horizon. I’ve seen the Nikon 1000 but that just seems like too much size and weight. I’m thinking perhaps of getting an old P900 before they disappear.
what social features are you thinking about?