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GPS Receiver GP-E2

GPS Receivers

Item Code: 6363B001AA


To be able to endure a photographer's travels, Canon designed the GP-E2 to share the same rugged and durable exterior construction as the EOS 5D Mark III DSLR body while still remaining compact and lightweight. Able to withstand harsh weather conditions, the GPS Receiver GP-E2* is a great enhancement to the EOS 5D Mark III for those who wish to take their EOS system out into even the most remote environments.
*The GP-E2 offers the same level of dust- and weather- resistance as the EOS 5D Mark III when connected to the camera's hot shoe. Dust- and weather-resistance decreases when it is connected to the camera via the USB cable.
When in use, the GPS Receiver GP-E2* will automatically record the geographical information (latitude, longitude, altitude, and Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)) of videos and photos. Detecting altitude is even possible from inside an airplane or helicopter.

*In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country.

As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.
Additionally, the GP-E2 can be used as a standalone GPS logger*. It can be carried in its included case or users can wear it comfortably on their waist. The location information is automatically stored on the GP-E2 at specific intervals and logged information can be added to the EXIF information at a later time using the supplied Map Utility.

*When used as a standalone GPS logger, direction information from the digital compass is not recorded.
There's also a built-in electronic compass that can accurately detect the cardinal direction in which the photographer is facing - even if the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X are held vertically, the GP-E2 can still record the proper positioning from when it is in a normal position.
Accurately adjusting the cameras internal clock with the GPS Receiver GP-E2 is easy because it can use the UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) with a margin of error of about ±0.01 second on the EOS 5D Mark III. The margin of error when used with the EOS-1D X is ±0.02 second. Event photographers will find the transmitter's GPS Time Sync Function quite helpful because it can set and synchronize the internal clocks in multiple cameras. This function is not available when using the GP-E2 with the EOS 7D.
The GPS Receiver GP-E2's uses readily available AA batteries, so users can easily power up the receiver without worrying about recharging; AA batteries are also widely available because they can be found almost anywhere around the world. And because the GP-E2 has its own power source, photographers can still get hours of continuous use with the camera because the GP-E2 will not drain the camera's battery.
The GPS Receiver GP-E2 can be attached to the camera body via the hot shoe on the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X, or USB terminal with the EOS 5D Mark III, the EOS-1D X and EOS 7D†.



GPS logging accessory

Compatible Cameras

- Automatic geotagging when shooting supported by EOS-1D X and later cameras (EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D: supported with a firmware update)
- Manual geotagging after shooting (from logging information) supported by all EOS DIGITAL cameras When the EOS 7D is used with the GP-E2 the following restrictions will apply:
a) geotagging function will not work for movies while recording
b) geotagging features will not work for movies when using the Map Utility
c) electronic compass information and automatic time setting is not available
d) transmission via the hot shoe is not possible

Reception Frequency

1575.42 MHz (L1 band)
* L1 band: Frequency allocated for civilian use. Other frequencies include the L2 band (military use) and L5 band (high-precision civilian use).

Positioning Intervals

Every 1, 5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds, or every 1, 2, or 5 minutes

Satellite Reception

Shown on the GPS indicator (red)
Before signal acquisition: Fast blinking
Signal acquired: Slow blinking

Self-contained Navigation

Not Supported


Direction calculated using a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor

Logging Interval

Every 1, 5, 10, 15, or 30 seconds, or every 1, 2, or 5 minutes

Log File Format


File Usage

- Images can be geotagged using Map Utility with log files.
- Log files can be converted to KMZ files using Map Utility. Routes the camera has traveled can be viewed in Google Earth or other map software by loading the KMZ files.

Power Switch set to On

Location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, direction, and UTC time) is automatically added to images EXIF information when taking pictures.

Power Switch set to LOG

- Location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, and UTC time) is recorded on GPS Receiver GP-E2 at the specified interval. - Location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, direction, and UTC time) is automatically added to images Exif information when taking pictures.

Connected to a Computer

Supports the following operations when GPS Receiver GP-E2 is connected to a computer and Map Utility is used to access GPS Receiver GP-E2's log files. - Import logs to the computer
- Delete logs
- Manually geotag shots without GPS information by adding
location information (latitude, longitude, altitude, and UTC time) to image EXIF information
- View a route of where the camera has traveled on a map
- Produce KMZ files from log files
- Update EOS 7D firmware


Set GPS time data on the camera
* Requires signal acquisition from four or more satellites.

Clock Precision

1. High-precision time adjustment: ±TBA sec.
* Margin of error relative to UTC time.
* High-precision time adjustment is only available for EOS-1D series cameras (EOS-1D X or later).
2. Normal time adjustment: ±1 sec.

Updating Interval

1. Auto update: After satellite reception when the GPS Receiver GP-E2 is turned on
2. Immediate updating

Hot Shoe

For direct camera connection


For connection via dedicated interface cable
* Transmission via cable is used if the GPS Receiver GP-E2 is attached to the hot shoe and connected by cable

Power Source

One AA/LR6 Alkaline Battery (NiMH and lithium batteries supported)

Battery Life

At normal temperature (23°C/73°F)

*Battery life when using AA/LR6 alkaline batteries.
*Less recording time will be available when logging under unfavorable positioning conditions.

Battery Check

Indicated by the battery check lamp (red)
- Level OK: Slow blinking
- Low battery: Fast blinking
- Replace battery: Off


32 to 104 °F / 0 to 40 °C


85% or less

W x H x D

Approx. 2.1 x 2.9 x 1.7 in. / Approx. 54.3 x 72.9 x 44.2 mm
*According to CIPA guidelines


Approx. 81 g/ Approx. 2.86 oz.
*According to CIPA guidelines

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*The EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D require a firmware upgrade to be compatible with the GPS Receiver GP-E2, which will be available soon.
†When the EOS 7D is used with the GP-E2 the following restrictions will apply: a) geotagging function will not work for movies while recording; b) geotagging features will not work for movies when using the Map Utility; c) electronic compass information and automatic time setting is not available; d) transmission via the hot shoe is not possible.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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