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It may seem like a minor thing, but many compacts are sold as-is internationally, or are expected to travel widely. And GPS-enabled devices are restricted or forbidden because they are, technically, military technology. It may be less of an issue now, with the ubiquity of mobile phones. (Which raises a counter-argument: are mobiles for sale internationally ...


It must have to do with cost. Adding GPS adds to the cost and they don't want to out price the cameras on the market. In all honesty, I have GPS on a small compact Canon I had picked up and at first it was neat, until I realized how badly it drained the battery. Now when I use it, the GPS stays turned off. If you're not going to use that feature, my ...

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