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My GPS didn't work for two and a half days. I had no GPS signal at all, even if I left the camera to search for the satellite all the time the (option 1 in the camera's menu). I was in Gran Canary where the sky was 100% clear all the time!

There is any way to improve GPS reception with this camera? Is there something wrong with mine?

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closed as off topic by Jerry Coffin, John Cavan, NickM, rfusca, Jay Lance Photography Jun 2 '11 at 4:03

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The fact that the GPS unit in question happens to be built into a camera does not make this a question about photography. – Jerry Coffin May 31 '11 at 1:54
Sorry to hear that. I do not think there is anything you can do. I had a F550 EXR for several weeks and it locked quite accurately. It may be that yours is defective or something in Gran Canary causes interference. There is a not about GPS reception not working in China in the manual but that's all IIRC. – Itai May 31 '11 at 3:09
By analogy with…, I don't see why we wouldn't handle this kind of question. (I'm going to edit it to remove the post-processing and digital-photography tags, though!) – mattdm May 31 '11 at 15:27
@Altar — anyone can make tags, so they shouldn't be seen as some sort of official sanction. In fact, there are very little "official sanctions" of any sort — the site is largely run by community process. Which you are very welcome to participate in, by the way. Take a look over at, which is the best place for further discussion of this "meta" topic. ("Meta" meaning questions about the site itself.) – mattdm May 31 '11 at 16:33
@matt There is an SE site that would likely welcome GPS questions: GIS.SE. However, the current question is about a camera, so the GIS people wouldn't have anything specific to say about it! (Nevertheless, someone there--probably many people there--could give a lot of good suggestions about what might have gone wrong and provide tips for collecting GPS data in the field.) Maybe if @Altar gets no helpful replies within a few days you could try a migration. – whuber May 31 '11 at 21:15