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Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Thursday 23rd, September 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

News report Photokina - Ricoh announces the G700SE water and dust resistant digital camera. In addition to its wireless data communication capabilities, the Ricoh G700SE can also utilize options supporting GPS functions and laser barcode reader functions. As an expanded function model of the Ricoh G700 water and dust resistant digital camera released in 2010, the new Ricoh G700SE digital camera has wireless LAN and Bluetooth functions as standard features and supports the use of GPS and laser barcode reader functions with options.

Ricoh multifunctional camera

Ricoh G700SE GPS camera
In addition to the ability to do wireless data transfer to external devices, by installing the internal-electronic-compass-equipped GPS unit (option), it is possible to add position and direction information, and by installing the laser barcode reader unit (option), it is possible to do rapid recognition of one-dimensional (linear) barcodes. These capabilities make the Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera a powerful tool for a wide range of operations, including facility maintenance (electric, gas, and water utilities; roads; etc.), disaster planning, and other functions of local governments, police departments, and fire departments; photo management in hospitals; production line management in the manufacturing industry; and warehouse management in the transport industry.

Ricoh G700SE Bluetooth camera
The Ricoh camera body has an internal Bluetooth Ver.2.1+EDR function. The ability to do high-speed data communication with a wide range of Bluetooth-compatible devices makes it possible for the Ricoh G700SE to receive position data from highly precise GPS devices, transmit image data to compatible personal computers and smartphones, etc. The Ricoh camera body has an internal wireless LAN (802.11b/g) function. This function supports the “WPS button connection” for easy wireless LAN connection settings. The Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera can also transmit images via wireless LAN while receiving GPS data from Bluetooth-compatible external GPS devices.

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Ricoh multifunctional camera

Ricoh G700SE with optional GPS unit
The Ricoh multifunctional camera can use the Ricoh GP-1 (option) GPS unit which compactly connects to the camera body. Connection of the Ricoh GP-1 makes it possible to add position information to the image data of photographs taken. In addition, since there is an electronic compass function, it is possible to record information indicating the direction in which the photograph was taken. There is also a GPS log function that tracks camera movement. The Ricoh GP-1 can be easily attached to the camera body using the tools provided. With the Ricoh GP-1 attached, the Ricoh G700SE satisfies IP64 dust and water resistance performance standards and shock resistance standards for a 1.2 meter drop.

Ricoh multifunctional camera

Ricoh G700SE with optional Laser barcode reader unit
The Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera can use the Ricoh BR-1 (option) barcode reader unit which reads one-dimensional barcodes. Since this unit reads barcodes with a laser beam, recognition speed is fast and the unit can be easily used even in dark places. The Ricoh BR-1 can be easily attached to the camera body using the tools provided. With the Ricoh BR-1 attached, the Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera satisfies IP64 dust and water resistance performance standards and shock resistance standards for a 1.5 meter drop.

Ricoh G700SE accessories
• Ricoh GP-1 GPS unit
• Ricoh BR-1 Barcode reader unit
• Ricoh DW-5 Wide conversion lens
• Ricoh DB-65 rechargeable battery
• Ricoh BJ-6 battery charger
• Ricoh SC-700 soft case

Ricoh multifunctional camera

Ricoh G700SE multifunctional camera functions
The Ricoh multifunctional camera also boasts the high functionality, performance, and ease of use featured on the G700, with functions and capabilities such as water, dust, shock, and chemical resistance; security functions such as password-based camera lock and support for SD WORM (write-once read-multiple) cards; one and two dimensional barcode recognition in the camera unit itself; camera memo function for adding information (audio, text, etc.) to the image data; flash with a maximum range of 10 m; 28 to 140 mm wide-angle zoom lens; mode dial that includes CALS mode; and much more.

Ricoh multifunctional camera

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