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I am wondering if the new T's GPS will work in China. If Leica's other cameras are an indication, then it's a NO. Which is really sad, and will cost sales.

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I am wondering if the new T's GPS will work in China. If Leica's other cameras are an indication' date=' then it's a NO. Which is really sad, and will cost sales.[/quote']

 

Is there a reason why it shouldn't work? There should be enough GPS satellites above China ....

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I am wondering if the new T's GPS will work in China.

I don’t think so. As a rule, camera vendors block GPS functionality in China (and other places such as Cuba) so the owners of their cameras won’t get into trouble with the local authorities. It’s a sad fact that some countries perceive GPS functionality as a threat, but there you are.

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The list however is an odd list, while it's certainly true in North Korea, and possibly Cuba. China depends on GPS as much as the west.

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The good news is if the security wants to confiscate your camera because it has a GPS, you will only lose your viewfinder.

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The good news is if the security wants to confiscate your camera because it has a GPS, you will only lose your viewfinder.

 

That's assuming that they know that the GPS unit is housed in the EVF.

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A case surely for a lower cost viewfinder without the GPS. I certainly hope it works out where you are quicker than the M MF grip...

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The good news is if the security wants to confiscate your camera because it has a GPS, you will only lose your viewfinder.

 

 

Well if they want to confiscate your camera for GPS, they will surly take your mobile phone too. Since effectively a GPS camera too!

 

Virtually every mobile phone made today has both GPS and a camera, and they are not restricted.

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According to the user manual of the T:

 

In certain countries or regions, the use of GPS and associated technologies may be restricted. Therefore, before traveling in other countries you should consult the relevant country's embassy or your travel agent.

 

Similar boilerplate is found in the manuals of virtually all cameras with GPS functionality. There is no mention of whether (and where) any such restriction is enforced by the camera itself.

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Well the T manual is available, and it does not mention restrictions in any particular country, so there is hope.

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