Interesting: Nikon to release a new camera with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)

I have already reported on the new Nikon N2014 camera being registered with different government agencies.  The latest bit of information on that camera is actually very interesting – in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the N2014 will be also equipped with GNSS (GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System. As far as I know, no other manufacturer uses GNSS in their cameras. Could the N2014 be the upcoming Nikon Z9?

See what is the difference between GNSS and GPS):

GNSS

GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, and is the standard generic term for satellite navigation systems that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. This term includes e.g. the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and other regional systems. GNSS is a term used worldwide The advantage to having access to multiple satellites is accuracy, redundancy and availability at all times. Though satellite systems don’t often fail, if one fails GNSS receivers can pick up signals from other systems. Also if line of sight is obstructed, having access to multiple satellites is also a benefit. Common GNSS Systems are GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and other regional systems.

GPS

The United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS) consists of up to 32 medium Earth orbit satellites in six different orbital planes, with the exact number of satellites varying as older satellites are retired and replaced. Operational since 1978 and globally available since 1994, GPS is currently the world’s most utilized satellite navigation system.

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