Since my wife and I travel frequently and take lots of pictures, we've been intrigued for a while by the idea of finding a digital point and shoot with GPS built-in. It's strange to come back from vacation and take the photos we have off of our iPhones and our point-and-shot only to remember that randomly half the photos are not going to be geotagged. We use this function quite a bit in various photo apps and websites. So it's become a much appreciated piece of functionality that works anywhere in the world on our iPhones and nowhere in the world with our Canon SD1100. So today I set out to find a decent GPS-enabled camera. I was excited to read about the RX100 by Sony (not GPS-enabled, but super high quality) and thought maybe some major innovation was entering the point-and-shoot arena. I feel like digital cameras have stagnated a bit, possibly cannibalized by smart phones. We don't want to carry a giant SLR, so we're a bit stuck in a "1st world problem" sorta way.
The search didn't go well. I picked up a Canon S100 today, recommended frequently as an alternative to the RX100 in terms of picture quality. The pictures were better than our SD1100, but not markedly so. And the GPS didn't work for us. So I'm wondering if anyone has found something that fits what I'm describing. I'm asking the GWJ crowd in case someone happens to have one they like and where the GPS functionality works well. There are hundreds of descriptions online of cameras that support GPS, but I have no sense of which cameras actually work. When I scratch beneath the surface I find descriptions of cameras where it takes 1 to 2 minutes for the camera to pick up a satellite. Obviously not ideal. Would appreciate any advice.