First Snow on Mount Sopris — And Magellan Triton GPS Camera Test

Post by blogger | September 23, 2009      

Been evaluating a Magellan Triton 2000 GPS, the unit has a built-in 2 megapixel camera that’s not that impressive in terms of quality, but nonetheless kind of cool to have in a pinch. Shot below is Mount Sopris (near here, Carbondale, Colorado). I captured the image at highest quality setting, full size. Then Photoshopped for web publication. Click the image to enlarge.

Mount Sopris, click image to enlarge.
Mount Sopris this morning with a hint of winter. Click image to enlarge.

When I got home I processed as needed and resized for the web. The shot turned out okay for web publication, but could have been way better for larger presentations or printing on paper. It appeared the image was too aggressively JPEG compressed by the GPS camera software, or else the camera sensor in the Triton is tiny, and it’s upsampling so they can brag about “2 megapixels.” At any rate, nice walk this morning in the crisp air. Review of Magellan Triton coming soon.

Magellan Triton 2000

Magellan Triton 2000 GPS


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3 Responses to “First Snow on Mount Sopris — And Magellan Triton GPS Camera Test”

  1. Bryce September 23rd, 2009 9:54 pm

    Can you turn on a display that attaches to the photo the GPS coordinates of where it was taken? Kind of like those old point-and-shoots that would scrawl the date and time across the bottom of every photo, but way more useful: find an arch or a cave or a sinkhole, snap a photo and have a visual answer to why you marked that spot on your GPS.

    Thanks for the snow pic. I got snowed on at 9500 feet in northern NM the other night. Bring it on.

  2. Lou September 24th, 2009 6:56 am

    Bryce, it appears you can attach the photo to a Waypoint, but I can’t see any way of getting the GPS coords to display on the photo, which is what I’d like.

  3. jim October 5th, 2009 1:22 pm

    Here is what you are looking for. My buddy wrote the software and sells Ricoh and Nikon cameras that use his software. They are in Thornton.

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