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Canon T7i Hot Shoe Compatible with GP-E2 GPS

I just purchased the T7i and the manual vaguely mentions that the T7i works with the GP-E2 and makes reference to only working with the cable when using a firmware version of 2.0 or better. What I'm trying to determine if the GP-E2 will geotag my pictures if only connected to the hot shoe. There are higher end Canon cameras that do this but I can't find any info that specifies this for the T7i. Any users out there that know if geotagging will work when only connected to the hot shoe?

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Re: Canon T7i Hot Shoe Compatible with GP-E2 GPS

I use this with my 5D III... but my documentation pre-dates the T7i (so it's not listed).

 

The Canon page for the T7i does specifically list the GP-E2 as an accessory ... so it appears it is supported.

 

I would guess that if it is supported then it will work via the hot-shoe.  The 7D (original) only works via the USB port and not via the hot-shoe but that's because the GP-E2 came out after the 7D and as I recall Canon created a firmware update to make it work.  The newer models can talk to the GP-E2 via the hot-shoe.

 

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: Canon T7i Hot Shoe Compatible with GP-E2 GPS

Thanks for responding. I did a chat at the Canon store site and they could not confirm with absolute confidence that the T7i would geotag when using just the hot shoe. I guess I can assume it will since it is new but it's a lot of money to spend. I don't think I would like to use the cable primarily since that is designed for using with another attachment in situations when you want to use the hot shoe for flash or microphone.

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Registered: ‎06-07-2013

Re: Canon T7i Hot Shoe Compatible with GP-E2 GPS

The GP-E2 will work with the Rebel T7i on the hotshoe. No cable needed.

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Re: Canon T7i Hot Shoe Compatible with GP-E2 GPS

I want to thank everyone for the input. I also received an email today 2/21/18 from Canon technical support and they have also confirmed that the GP-E2 will work both by cable and hot shoe on the Canon T7i. I can now purchase with confidence!

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