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ATP GPS Photo Finder Mini review | Rating & Conclusion

Published on: Tuesday, December 9th 2008                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

ATP GPS receiver test

ATP GPS receiver test

ATP GPS Photo Finder Mini conclusion

The appearance of the ATP Photo Finder Mini does not stand out too much and the weight of the device is on the light side. Except for the cover of the memory compartment, nothing can be said about the design of this GPS receiver. No comments either about the user-friendliness of the GPS receiver and the readability of the LED indicators, which we certainly did have for the previously tested Photo Finder. Furthermore, the included docking station works fine. It's easy to navigate through the menu and clear status indications and instructions are offered. And what's more important; the GPS device is able to receive sufficient GPS signal within a short period of time and the connection is stable. Geotagging of pictures through the docking station happens smoothly and fast. Also, generating a KML file is carried out in no-time. After all, projecting the pictures together with the route on Google Earth is of course the finest thing.

ATP GPS review

ATP GPS review

Viewing photos and route online

This is easy via the online program Picasa. This photo sharing program will scan the pictures on your computer, after which uploading the pictures to the Picasa Web album is easy. And from there it is no great feat to project the pictures on Google Earth. If you then view the KML file with route data through Google Earth, it makes it complete. The route is almost exactly displayed, I did not find it to deviate more than what's specified in the specifications; 25 meters. Geotagging of the pictures did not prove completely accurate; my pictures were positioned about one kilometre away from the actual route. Nevertheless, this ATP Photo Finder Mini is available with a price tag of 120 Euros, which is approximately 30 Euros more than the ATP Photo Finder costs. And the Mini is definitely worth this small extra amount of money.

 

ATP Photo Finder Mini

ATP Photo Finder Mini

Positive [+]

• Clear LED status indicators
• Handy docking station
• Route precisely stored

USB cable hidden in dock

USB cable hidden in dock

Negative [-]

• Cover memory compartment
• Battery status indicator lacking
• Location of pictures inaccurate

ATP docking station

ATP docking station

Review score %

• Test score : 70%
• Recommended

 
 
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