Garmin GPSMAP 62sc CameraThe folks at Garmin have been busy.   Garmin just introduced four new product improvements to the mix.  There are new etrex, Astro, Rino and 62 series models.   The 62sc is of most interest to me as it has a built in camera.  Having just upgraded to the 62s it will be a while before I change units.

I’ve had some experience with the eXplorist 610 which has a built in camera and it is a very handy feature to have.  Most people that use smart phones for geocaching are used to taking pictures in the field.  Some geocaching apps even allow you to log and upload your photos from the field, talk about instant gratification.

Having your pictures automatically geotagged is  time saver.   Something I really like about having a camera built in to a GPS is the fact that you get a weatherproof camera as a bonus.  I was out shooting pictures the other night and the heavens opened with a torrential downpour.  I was soaked.   I acted quickly and put my camera gear away.  If I was geocaching at the time I wouldn’t have had to worry.

I don’t know if the addition of a camera will get many people to upgrade.  I know I won’t be inducing me to change any time soon.


I have been writing the cachemania blog since 2008. I'm interested in the development of geocaching and the many ways that people play the game.

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