If you're someone who travels quite a bit, shooting photographs the entire time, you've probably encountered the frustrating situation of not remembering exactly where you shot each photo when you're reviewing your images later.
A built-in GPS unit with a camera can help with this issue. A GPS unit can add EXIF data to your photo files, allowing you to pinpoint the exact location at which you're shooting your images. Although some cameras can use external GPS units, having a GPS unit built into your camera simplifies things.
Here are some of the best cameras with built-in GPS units that can help you with geotagging.
High-end Canon DSLR cameras are always enticing, and one of the latest models, the Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera, is no exception.
The Canon EOS 6D is going to carry a high price tag, but its feature list compares well against other models in this price range.
The full frame 6D has a 20.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor, can shoot at ISO settings up to 25600, at 1080p HD video, and at 4.5 frames per second. It has a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD, a built-in GPS, and built-in WiFi, too.
That's a pretty strong feature list, even for a DSLR model.
With 16MP of resolution and Fujifilm's new EXR CMOS technology, the FinePix F550EXR digital camera provides high-end imagery to go with many advanced features, such as a built-in GPS.
The F550EXR makes use of a back-side illuminated CMOS image sensor and Fujifilm's EXR technology to create high-end photos. The pixel array with EXR technology is rotated 45 degrees from standard image sensors.
In addition, the FinePix F550EXR offers a 15X optical zoom lens, a 3-inch high-resolution LCD screen, and full 1080p HD video capability. The F550EXR is available in black or champagne gold.
As with many of Fujifilm's "tough" cameras, such as the FinePix XP10 from last year, the recently released FinePix XP150 has strong waterproof capabilities, as well as a built-in GPS unit.
The XP150 is waterproof up to 33 feet, can survive a drop of 6.6 feet, can work in below-freezing temperatures, and is sealed against dust and sand.
You'll find the XP150 available in blue, black, silver, orange, or green body colors, all with silver trim. This camera has a 2.7-inch LCD, 14MP of resolution, and a 5x optical zoom lens.
Nikon has spent the past few years really beefing up its Coolpix point and shoot line of cameras, offering more high end features in these thin, stylish models.
The recently released Coolpix S9300 fits this description perfectly, as it offers an 18X optical zoom lens, full HD video at 1080p resolution, a built-in GPS unit, a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD, and a 16MP CMOS image sensor.
Few point and shoot cameras can match the all-around strong feature set of the S9300, which is available in silver, black, blue, or red camera bodies, depending on your location in the world.
Panasonic's latest "tough" camera, the Lumix TS4, provides the ability to work in water depths up to 40 feet. Its ability to work in such deep water sets it apart from many of the point and shoot tough cameras on the market, and it made my list of the best waterproof cameras.
The other tough features with the TS4 -- also called the FT4 in some parts of the world -- shows that it can survive a fall of up to 6.6 feet, and it works in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The TS4 also has a built-in GPS unit, making it great for taking on hiking trips.
The TS4 has 12.1MP of resolution, a 4.6X optical zoom lens, 1080p HD video, and a 2.7-inch LCD. The TS4 is a colorful option, available in orange, blue, black, or silver.
Panasonic has built quite a few very interesting features into a point and shoot camera that measures only 1.1 inches in thickness with its Lumix DMC-ZS20 model.
The ZS20 includes a 20X optical zoom lens, a 3.0-inch high-resolution touch-screen LCD, and a built-in GPS unit. In addition, the Lumix ZS20, which was introduced at CES 2012, includes 14.1MP of resolution and full HD 1080p video recording capabilities.
That's a lot of high-end features in the ZS20, which is a reasonably-priced camera that's available in black, red, silver, or gray/white camera body colors.
The Pentax WG-2 GPS looks like a rugged model, and it carries many features that give it the "tough" designation, including the ability to work in up to 40 feet of water depth, to survive a fall up to 5 feet, to withstand up to 220 pound-force, and to work in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, this model has a built-in GPS unit, as well as six LED lights surrounding the built-in lens, providing light in caves or underwater.
The WG-2 GPS' photography features aren't bad, either. It can shoot at 16MP of resolution, offers a 5X optical zoom lens, can shoot 1080p HD video, and has a 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD.
The WG-2 GPS now is available in two body colors, either white with black trim or black with orange trim.
If you're someone who just can't decide between a point and shoot camera that provides great telephoto capabilities or one that can shoot wide angle images, Samsung may be ready to come to your rescue.
Samsung's WB850F provides a 21X optical zoom lens, while it also can shoot at a wide angle of 23mm, providing photographers with the best of both worlds.
In addition, the WB850F has a built-in WiFi capability, which is a nice feature for uploading a photo quickly to social networking sites, as well as a built-in GPS unit for geotagging.
The WB850F's other photography-related features include 16.2MP of resolution, a 3.0-inch high-resolution AMOLED screen, and full HD video capabilities, making this a really impressive camera.
Extremely fast autofocus for both still images and movies highlights the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V "hybrid DSLR" camera, which is among the best entry-level DSLR cameras you'll find. The award-winning A55V (sometimes called the a55) includes a new technology Sony calls "translucent mirror technology" that allows both the image sensor and the autofocus sensor to receive the light at the same time, improving speed. The a55's interior mirror does not "flip up," as in a traditional DSLR mirror. This technique means the a55 must use an EVF.
The A55V can shoot at 16.2 megapixels with a large CMOS image sensor, which results in great image quality. The A55V's 3.0-inch LCD can tilt away from the camera, which is handy, and it has a built-in GPS unit.
The DSC-HX5's list of powerful features doesn't stop there. You'll find a 10X optical zoom lens with limited wide angle capabilities, support for both Memory Stick Pro and SDHC memory cards, a 3.0-inch LCD screen, and full HD video options.