2009 Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs for Nikon D90, Singapore

4 April 2009, Saturday

First and foremost, all items were bought using my own pocket money and these review is my own personal opinion.

I have used the Solmeta DP-GPS N90 and the PC Mobile GN-1 GPS for my Nikon D90.

I have issues with the Solmeta straight connector and the PC Mobile push button which either jammed On or OFF, unable to switch it Off or On.

The Solmeta DP-GPS N90 Auto selector does not work as explained by Solmeta to me by email.

Solmeta DP-GPS N90

Pros:
1. Internal battery
2. Full accessories
3. Good built

Cons:
1. Auto function does not work
2. Straight connector hinders end user while using the camera and keeping the camera in a bag, high possibility of the connector breaking.
3. Big

PC Mobile GN-1 GPS

Pros:
1. Cheap
2. L shaped connector
3. Ability to change connector to ten pin input

Cons:
1. Cheap built
2. Push button has a tendency to jam On or Off
3. No Auto function
4. No internal battery

Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs

Pros:
1. Reasonably priced
2. L shaped connector
3. Small
4. Good built
5. Auto function does work

Cons:
1. No internal battery
2. No input for shutter release

I would highly recommend the Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs compared to the two products that I have purchased.

Solmeta needs to listen to it’s customers feedback to change it’s straight connector to a L shaped connector and make the Auto function works.

PC-mobile needs to change that POS push button.

]1[ Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs packaging.

]2[ Comparison between the Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs L shaped connector and Solmeta straight connector.

]3[ View of the Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs on the D90 hotshoe.

]4[ Top view of the Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs.

]5[ Selector switch of the Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs.

More photos in my flickr album.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xtemujin/sets/72157601590395648/

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1 Response to “2009 Dawntech di-GPS mini IIs for Nikon D90, Singapore”


  1. 1 Richard 05/07/2009 at 16:37

    I have the GeoPic II from Custom Idea – its a 10-pin one for D200/D300 etc… but I guess they will come out with a D90 version soon. Anyway, its loads better than all the other ones out there (in my opinion) because it has a proper power saving mode and a proper freeze mode that works really well. Very impressed so far and also with their service. Website is http://www.customidea.com


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