Garmin Oregon 550 and 550T
- As expected, a camera (3.2 megapixels, 4x zoom, auto-focus) for snapping geotagged photos
- A tri-axial compass, so you don’t have to hold it level when navigating
- An “enhanced sunlight-readable touchscreen,” hopefuly improving one of the few negative characteristics of this high-resolution display series
- Two-precharged AA NiMH batteries and a charger are included as well!
Another interesting thing is that the camera works in portrait or landscape mode, so I’m assuming there is an acclerometer in the device. That could lead to all sorts of interesting applications.
The 550T carries an MSRP of $599.99 and includes pre-loaded 1:100,000 scale topos for the entire U.S. At $499.99, the 550 lacks detailed maps but includes a worldwide basemap and shaded relief.
Product page links and (links added to start of this post) estimated availability dates are not yet available, but may be later today. I’ll update this post as soon as I get them. Both models are expected to be available in July.