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Ricoh's G700SE digital camera, shown with BR-1 laser barcode reader attached. Photo provided by Ricoh Co. Ltd. Ricoh G700SE: Japanese-market digicam adds more connectivity
(Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 00:01 EDT)

Ricoh Co. Ltd. has today announced the development of a variant of its recently announced camera ruggedized G700 digital camera with added connectivity options, in the form of the new Ricoh G700SE.

The Ricoh G700SE retains its sibling's impressive waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof body which can safely be cleaned with ethanol or hypochlorous acid-based disinfectants. The G700SE also retains the same array of unusual features that include include a security function that allows password protection of the camera to prevent unauthorized use, image playback, or settings changes, and even to require use of SanDisk's single-write WORM memory cards. The G700SE can also secure images as they're captured, so that any subsequent modifications to the images can be detected using the supplied Ricoh EC1 software package, and can further read a variety of linear and matrix barcodes placed in front of the lens, then store this information in the EXIF header of an image.

Changes in the new model include the addition of Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and 802.11b/g wifi connectivity, and a port compatible with optional side-mounted GPS and laser barcode reader accessories, making the G700SE even better suited to business use. No plans have been announced to bring the Ricoh G700SE to the United States market. Pricing and availability for the G700SE in the Japanese marker were also not available at press time.

For more details, read our Ricoh G700SE preview.

Ricoh G700SE
Ricoh's G700SE digital camera, shown with GP-1 GPS unit attached, and BR-1 laser barcode reader adjacent. Photo provided by Ricoh Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeCompact
Model NumberNorth America: G700SE
Dimensions4.7 x 2.8 x 1.6 in.
(119 x 71 x 41 mm)
Weight11.1 oz (314 g)
Image Capture
Sensor TypeCCD
1/2.3" (approx. 0.43 in. diagonal)
12.40 megapixels (total)
12.10 megapixels (effective)
Aspect Ratio4:3, 3:2
Image Dimensions4000 x 3000 (12.0 megapixels)
3984 x 2656 (10.6 m egapixels)
2592 x 1944 (5.0 megapixels)
2048 x 1536 (3.1 megapixels)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 megapixels)
1280 x 960 (1.2 megapixels)
640 x 480 (0.3 megapixels)
Image Quality2 levels
Image Preview / Review
LCD3.0 in. diagonal
920,000 dots (approx. 307,000 pixels)
Playback Zoom16.0x max
Lens TypeRicoh zoom; 11 elements in 9 groups plus 1 prism
5x optical zoom
37mm lens thread
Image StabilizationYes
Focal Length5.0 - 25.0mm (actual)
28 - 140mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Rangef/3.5 (wide) / f/5.5 (tele) - ???
Focusing SystemCCD contrast detection multi / spot
Has AF assist lamp
Manual focus possible
Focusing RangeNormal: 12" - infinity (30 cm - infinity)
Macro: 0.4" - 4,082" (1 cm - 10,000 cm)
ISO SensitivityAuto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 , 3200
Shutter Speed8 - 1/1500 second
Exposure ModesProgram
Metering Modes256-segment mult , center-weighted, spot
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV increments
White BalanceImage Sensor - Auto, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Fluorescent, Manual, Ring Light
Internal FlashModes: Auto, Anti Red-eye, On, Synchro, Off
Range: Approx. 20 cm to 10.0 m (Wide-angle), approx. 40 cm to 6.2 m (Telephoto), ISO AUTO/ISO 1600, from the front of the lens
Scene ModesHigh Sensitivity, Firefighting, Skew Correct, Text, Zoom Macro, Movie
Digital Zoom4x
Self TimerYes, 2 or 10 seconds
Time LapseYes
Movie Format< /td>AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG) without audio
Recording MediumSD/MMC including SDHC, Built-in
File SystemFAT16, FAT32, complies with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
File FormatJPEG (EXIF 2.21)
ComputerUSB 2.0 High Speed, Bluetooth, WiFi
OtherDC Input, Wireless LAN (802.11b/g) & Bluetooth (Ver.2.1+EDR ) built-in. Optional barcode scanner (BR-1) or GPS (GP-1) module
Battery TypeLithium-ion or NiMH rechargeable, Alk. disposable
Battery Form FactorProprietary DB-65 or 2 x AAA
Product Bundle
Flash Memory103.0MB built-in memory
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliantYes
PictBridge CompliantYes
Tripod MountYes
Remote ControlNo
NotesJIS/IEC waterproof grade 8, shooting to a water depth of approx. five meters for as long as two hours. JIS/IEC dustproof grade 6. Shockproof to MIL Standard 810F, able to withstand falls from 2.0 meters, even when powered on. If optional 22mm wide conversion lens is attached, drop height to pass MIL-810F is reduced to 1.5 meters. External cleaning possible with ethanol and hypochlorous acid disinfectants. Operating temperature: –10 °C to 40 °C. Bar Codes Supported (when read with camera unit itself) Linear: EAN-13/8 (JAN-13/8), UPC-A/E, UPC/EAN (with add-ons), Interleaved 2 of 5, CODEBAR (NW-7), CODE 39, CODE 93, CODE 128 TYPE C, GS1-128 (EAN-128), and RSS (GS1 DataBar) Matrix: QR Code, Micro QR Code, DataMatrix(ECC200), PDF417, Micro PDF417, MaxiCode, EAN・UCC Composite (GS1 DataBar Composite) Bluetooth® Communication Part Communication Method Bluetooth® standard Ver. 2.1+EDR Output Bluetooth® standard Power Class 2 Communication Range※14 Approximately 10 m (line of sight) Supported Bluetooth® Profiles※15 BIP, OPP, SPP Frequency Band 2.4 GHz band (2.400 GHz - 2.4835 GHz) Wireless LAN Communication Part Compliance Standard IEEE802.11b/g Transmission Method IEEE802.11g: OFDM IEEE802.11b: DSSS, DQPSK, DBPSK Data Transfer Speed※16 IEEE802.11g: 54M/48M/36M/24M/18M/12M/9M/6M (bps) IEEE802.11b: 11M/5.5M/2M/1M (bps) Communication Range※17 Approximately 30 m This varies depending on the location of the devices, usage environment, and usage conditions. Security Protocol WEP (64/128bit), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) Frequency Band 2.4 GHz band (2.412 - 2.462 GHz)
More Photos
Ricoh's G700SE digital camera, shown with BR-1 laser barcode reader attached. Photo provided by Ricoh Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!
Ricoh's G700SE digital camera, shown with BR-1 laser barcode reader attached. Photo provided by Ricoh Co. Ltd. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

Ricoh announces the G700SE digital camera featuring Bluetooth® and wireless LAN support

Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2010—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and release of the new G700SE water and dust resistant digital camera. In addition to its wireless data communication capabilities, the G700SE can also utilize options supporting GPS functions and laser barcode reader functions.

As an expanded function model of the G700 water and dust resistant digital camera released in 2010, the new G700SE has wireless LAN and Bluetooth® functions as standard features and supports the use of GPS and laser barcode reader functions with options.

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 G700SE 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.

<Main features of the G700SE>

  1. Internal Bluetooth® and wireless LAN functions

    • The 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 G700SE to receive position data from highly precise GPS devices, transmit image data to compatible personal computers and smartphones, etc.

    • The 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 G700SE can also transmit images via wireless LAN while receiving GPS data from Bluetooth®-compatible external GPS devices.

  2. GPS unit with electronic compass function (option)

    • The G700SE can use the GP-1 (option) GPS unit which compactly connects to the camera body.

    • Connection of the 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 GP-1 can be easily attached to the camera body using the tools provided.

    • With the GP-1 attached, the G700SE satisfies IP64 dust and water resistance performance standards and shock resistance standards for a 1.2 m drop.

  3. Laser barcode reader unit (option)

    • The G700SE can use the 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 BR-1 can be easily attached to the camera body using the tools provided.

    • With the BR-1 attached, the G700SE satisfies IP64 dust and water resistance performance standards and shock resistance standards for a 1.5 m drop.

  4. Compact and lightweight body that can be carried in a breast pocket

    • With compact body size of 118.8 mm (W) × 71.0 mm (H) × 41.0 mm (D) and light body weight of approximately 286 g*, the G700SE is considerably smaller and lighter than the previous Caplio 500SE model. (Caplio 500SE: body size 133.0 mm (W) × 78. 5 mm (D) × 74.0 mm (H); body weight 430 g)
      *This weight does not include the rechargeable battery, SD memory card, and neck strap supplied.

  5. Other functions and capabilities from the G700

    • The G700SE 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.

<G700SE Options>

Product Model
GPS unit* GP-1
Barcode reader unit* BR-1
Wide Conversion Lens DW-5
Rechargeable Battery DB-65
Battery Charger BJ-6
Soft Case SC-700
*New option

*Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries.
*Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries.

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