Garmin GPSMAP 62sc and 62stc to feature geotagging camera
UPDATED to add product links, availability dates and MSRP.
UPDATE 2: Garmin 62s(t)c series to include NiMH batteries, charger and adds (of course!) a picture viewer.
Garmin has announced two new 62 series models this morning, featuring 5MP geotagging cameras. The Garmin GPSMAP 62sc and 62stc appear to closely mirror the 62s and 62st, adding only the camera and expanding internal memory to 3.5GB (the 62s offers 1.7GB, while the 62st has only 500MB). Of course all these models offer a micro-SD slot for expanded memory.
Also of note; there will be a Canadian version of the 62stc with preloaded 1:50,000 scale topo maps. There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, but I’m betting we’re looking at a third quarter release, with these new models likely to appear around early August’s Outdoor Retailer trade show. UPDATE: Third quarter 2011 is the official availability date; MSRP is set at $499.99 and $599.99. One nice thing about the announcement – we can probably expect to see a bit of a price drop for the 62s and 62st, no longer the top models in the 62 series line. The full news release is available on the Garmin blog.