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- Sony Alpha SLT-A55V
- A new spin on the SLR, with a translucent mirror to let light through, so it can shoot and focus at the same time.
Sony SLT-A55 Digital Camera Review$899.99
The SLT-A55V includes a built-in GPS receiver, which can be used to geo-tag images, with a longitude and latitude being added to the EXIF data. We found that this GPS receiver did work well, but it did often take a significant time to get a location fix. Bars by the side of the GPS icon on the screen indicate if the camera is getting a fix, but the camera seems to use the old location if it cannot update with a new one: several of the test shots taken in our Cambridge, MA studio were tagged as being taken in the UK because the camera was not able to update its location indoors, so it kept using the old one. If you frequently turn the camera on and off between shots, this could mean that many of your images are not properly tagged. Sony also offers a model without the GPS feature: the SLT-A55.