Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS Setting

This part clarifies the camera's inherent GPS settings. The EOS 5D Mark IV (WG) can get satellite route signals from GPS satellites (USA), GLONASS satellites (Russia), and Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) "Michibiki" (Japan).
  1. The GPS capacity is set to [Disable] as a matter of course.
  2. This manual uses the expression "GPS" to allude to the satellite route capacity.
At the point when [GPS] is set to [Mode 1], the camera will keep on receiving GPS signals at customary interims indeed, even after the canon camera's mark iv energy switch is set to <2>. The battery will along these lines deplete speedier and the quantity of conceivable shots will diminish. On the off chance that you won't utilize GPS, setting [GPS] to [Disable] or [Mode 2] is prescribed.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS Setting
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS Setting Geotagging Images

Geotag information
  • (scope, longitude, height) and facilitated widespread time can be added to pictures.
  • Shooting areas of geotagged pictures can be shown on a guide on a PC
  1. Certain travel conditions or GPS settings may cause inaccurate geotag information to be added to images.
  2. Coordinated Universal Time, abbreviated as UTC, is essentially the same as Greenwich Mean Time.
You can use the GPS logging function to automatically record the route the Camera Mark IV travels by logging location information at set intervals. The location information for the route the camera has traveled can be
viewed on a map displayed on a computer. Certain traveling conditions, locations, or GPS settings may cause inaccurate geotag information to be added to images.

Setting the Camera Time

The GPS information recorded to the images and movies may include information that can personally identify yourself. Therefore, be careful when giving geotagged still photos or movies to other people or displaying them online to the public.

GPS Precautions

Countries and Regions Permitting GPS Function Use.

  • Use of GPS function is restricted in some countries and regions, and illegal use may be punishable under national or local regulations. To avoid violating GPS function regulations, visit the Canon Web site to check where the use is allowed. Note that Canon cannot be held liable for any problems arising from GPS function use in other countries and regions.

Model Number

  • EOS 5D Mark IV (WG) : DS126601 (including GPS module model: ES300) In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS function may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS function in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when using GPS function outside your home country.
  • Be careful about using GPS function where the operation of electronic devices is restricted.
  • Others may be able to locate or identify you by using location data in your geotagged pictures or movies. Be careful when sharing these geotagged images, movies or GPS log files with others, such as when posting them online where many people can view them.
  • GPS signal reception may take a longer time in some cases.
ls, take the camera outside where the sky is unobstructed. Face the top of the camera toward the sky while keeping your hands, etc. away from the camera top.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Acquiring GPS Signals

When the signal acquisition conditions are good, it will take the camera approx. 30 sec. to 60 sec. to acquire the GPS satellite signals after you set [GPS] to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2]. Check that [r] is displayed on the LCD panel, then shoot.
  1. Select [GPS settings]. Under the [54] tab, select [GPS settings], then press <set>.
  2. Select the mode. Select [Mode 1] or [Mode 2]. [r] will be displayed on the LCD panel.

Mode 1

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS SettingThe camera will continue to receive GPS signals at regular intervals even when the power switch is set to <1> or <2>.

Mode 2

When the power switch is set to <1>, the camera will receive GPS signals. When the power switch is set to <2>, the GPS function will also turn off. However, if auto power off is in effect, the camera will continue to receive GPS signals at regular intervals. Acquiring GPS Signals

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS Acquisition Status

The GPS acquisition status is indicated by the [GPS] icon displayed on the camera’s LCD panel.
Constant GPS: Signal acquired
Blinking GPS: Signal not acquired yet
When you shoot while [GPS] is constantly displayed, the image will be geotagged.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Poor GPS Coverage

Under the following conditions, the EOS 5D Mark IV GPS satellite signal will not be properly acquired. As a result, the geotag information may not be recorded or inaccurate geotag information may be recorded.
Indoors, underground, in tunnels or forests, between buildings, or in valleys.
  • Near high-voltage power lines or mobile phones operating on the 1.5 GHz band.
  • When the camera is left inside a bag, etc.
  • When traveling a long distance.
  • When traveling through different environments.
  • Since GPS satellites move as time passes, satellite movement can interfere with geotagging and cause missing or inaccurate location information even in conditions other than the above.
  • Additionally, the location information may also include a different location information with the route traveled even if the camera was used at just one location.
  • The battery level may be low when you start using the camera due to the effect of the GPS function. If necessary, recharge the battery or prepare a charged, spare battery (sold separately).
  • The camera can receive GPS signals even when shooting in the vertical orientation.

Viewing GPS Information

1 Check the [GPS] setting. Check that [GPS] is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
2 Select [GPS information display]. The GPS information will be displayed.
3 Take the picture.
When you shoot after GPS signal acquisition, the image will be geotagged

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS Setting
Setting the Positioning Interval

The interval (time) to update the geotag information can be set. Although updating the geotag information at shorter intervals will record more accurate location information, it will reduce the number of possible shots because it will drain the battery faster.
  1. Check the [GPS] setting. Check that [GPS] is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
  2. Select [Position update intvl.
  3. Set the desired update interval. Select the desired update interval, then press <0>.
The time information obtained from GPS signals can be set on the camera. The margin of error is approx. ±1 sec.
  • Check the [GPS] setting. Check that [GPS] is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
  • Select [Auto time setting].
  • Select the desired setting.
  • Select [Auto update] or [Set now], then press <0>. [Auto update] updates the time when the camera is turned on and a GPS signal is received.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Logging the Route Traveled

When using the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GPS logging function,
the geotag information of the route the camera travels is automatically recorded in the camera’s internal memory. With Map Utility (EOS software), you can view the shooting locations and the route traveled on a map displayed on a computer.
  1. Check the [GPS] setting. Check that [GPS] is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
  2. Select [GPS Logger].
  3. Set [Log GPS position] to [Enable].
  • Select (Log GPS position), then press <set>.
  • Select (Enable), then press <set>.
  • (LOG) will be displayed on the LCD panel.