Ricoh G700SE firmware update: Barcode-reading bug fixed on business-friendly digicam


posted Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:49 PM EDT

Amongst the product lineup of Japanese office automation giant Ricoh, there are several rather unusual digital cameras, but one of the most unique has to be the Ricoh G700SE. Not only is it exceptionally rugged, weather-sealed, resistant to both cold and chemicals, and designed to be easy to use when wearing gloves. It's also able to support special write-once memory cards and, with optional accessories, can geotag its images and even read barcodes.

A new firmware for the Ricoh G700SE fixes a bug related to that latter capability. According to the company, if the Display Memo at Startup option was enabled and the barcode reader accessory attached, the camera's controls could lock up on startup, preventing operation. This could happen if you pressed the Scan button immediately on startup. The new firmware version 1.30, available immediately Mac and Windows systems, resolves the issue. You can find more details and the download on Ricoh's website here.