Nikon P6000 reviewed for G.P.S. accuracy, deemed "good enough"

Friend of CrunchGear Jack Deneut wrote up a review of the new Nikon P6000, the camera with G.P.S. and a freaking Ethernet port built in. Jack runs Nelso, a visual business search system for Prague, and has tried multiple G.P.S. systems in order to “mark” where he took each business picture with pinpoint accuracy. He found that the camera offered a considerable positioning advantage over other devices he’s tried but that the G.P.S. chip is a little weak in areas where the could be G.P.S. but you wouldn’t expect it including on city streets.

The overall error was within 100 feet and the camera failed to find a position indoors, but at least it’s not a total kludge solution. His biggest problem? Satellite acquisition:

When I took the camera out of the box and turned on the GPS, I actually thought the GPS in the camera might be broken. Even standing in the middle of a parking lot with a clear view of the sky, it took over 10 minutes for the camera to detect even the first satellite. While it’s not unusual for a new GPS unit to take a while to get an initial fix on its position (the GPS has no idea even approximately of where it is; for all it knows, it might still be at the factory in Vietnam), an initial startup time of more than 10 minutes is excessive, and might lead other purchasers to believe as I did that the GPS is actually broken.

His rousing verdict? The P6000 is “good enough”