http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_ ... ndex.shtml
For those who haven't noticed already it has been on the front page for a couple days now. No official thread though? Have this one...
Thought I'd throw in my experiences with the GPS which seemed to be a problem in the review.
If you install the software that comes on the CD with the camera, when you connect the camera to the computer it will download GPS quick fix data for the following month. This allows the camera to get a GPS fix quicker than without. It seems to be updated daily, so if you connect the camera to a computer at least once a month, you'll always have current quick fix data. The quick fix data appears to be stored in the camera and isn't affected if you swap memory cards.
With the quick fix data installed, I find from powering up you can get a GPS lock in perhaps 30 seconds or so given a clear sky and no obstructions around the camera. According to the manual the GPS detector is next to the flash on the top of the camera.
Since GPS works on accurate time keeping, it seems it can take a little longer the first time the GPS is used in a long time. The camera can re-sync its internal clock to GPS so it should be pretty accurate most times.
The negative I find for the GPS is if you turn the camera off for more than a few seconds, the next time you turn it on it has to get a fix again. I don't know how long the GPS retains fix once you turn off, but very short periods it seems to keep the fix. But say a minute or longer and it has to start again. I guess this is to save battery. If the GPS is running even when off it could eat the battery. So if you want lots of photos with a fix, you have to avoid turning the camera off, or be prepared to wait each time you turn it on for getting a fix.
The above is with the quick fix data downloaded. I don't know how much slower it is without that. I also don't have any other GPS enabled camera for comparison.