Hello, I have a question for those of you who are familiar with point and shoot digital cameras that have built-in GPS units. A project I have acquired this summer involves a plant inventory on a ~7,000 acres site (open and dense canopy areas). In part, the protocol requires us to take a picture of each plant species and document their latitude and longitude coordinates. To optimizes my time effectively, using a camera that geotags each picture would seem to work well.
The main interests I have in the point and shoot camera in not so much how the quality the picture takes, but how accurate the camera will pick up coordinates. I have spent a considerable amount of time online, and calling local camera stores researching which point and shoot camera would have the best GPS quality; however, I have found very little information about the accuracy and performance in these built-in GPS units. I am currently looking into the Canon PowerShot D20 or the Ricoh G700 SE-M. If anyone has experience using digital cameras with built-in GPS units in the field, I would truly appreciate your thoughts. Most grateful, Jacob