Is there a compact camera with decent zoom (30x) with which it would be easy to have the photos geotagged?
What is the best practice to have both good picture quality (use a compact camera, not phone) and geotagging?
I think to buy a camera with GPS is not an answer because the last models with GPS are disappearing from the market. There is still one or two (Sony), but they will disappear very soon.
I had Lumix TZ60 with GPS, but I broke it. The new Lumix TZ70 has no GPS.
What I tried: Panasonic image app allows, in principle, a phone to be used as an external GPS device. But according to the manual, its use is too much fuss: you need to take out the phone, connect it to the camera via WiFi, launch the app, turn on geotagging, wait a bit, disconnect the camera, then shoot -- ah, where is that funny bird that I wanted to take a shot of?
Alternatively, you can use the phone as remote control to the camera: have both turned on whole day, hold the phone in one hand, the camera in the other hand, press the shot button on the phone's screen with your... nose? and enjoy your travel this way. Anyway latency is too slow and coordinating the two hands is not trivial.
Am I missing something? Is there a way to turn the app on in the morning and forget about it, batch copy geolocation data to the phone in the night? I did not find it. Plus it will drain phone battery (which is not replaceable) and leave me without geotagging and without phone.
Any better way?