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GPS-Compass-Camera G700SE

Knowing “when” a picture was taken is always important, but how about “where” and “in which direction”? GPS coordinates in the EXIF-header of the image can help to attach images related to their location. Questions like “Where was this picture taken?” as well as “I know someone took pictures of this site, where are they?” can be easily answered once location information is stored with each picture.

The G700SE comes with a GPS-Compass device. An horizontal accuracy of +/- 10ft enable precise positioning and gapless documentation of any situation possible. The integrated compass has an accuracy of +/- 3 degrees.

For surveying accuracy, you can connect the RICOH G700SE to external GPS or laser range finder devices via Bluetooth.

Adding text attribution

The Memo-function of the G700SE extends the image information through the additional option of adding additional attribute information (audio, text, etc.) in the field. A choice of 99 user-defined text-attributes organizable in 10 categories can be stored in each image. Using alta4’s software to extract that information, adds great value to the workflow: images can later be renamed or moved to folders based on the information entered in the field.

Internal Bluetooth and wireless LAN functions

Storing and processing images on business servers, distribution information within a few images, no matter from where - wouldn’t this be nice. It is.

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.

As one of very few devices on the market, the G700SE can simulatiously connect to two devices via Bluetooth, i.e. to an external GPS and to a Laser Range finder such as the TruePulse 200 or 360.


Through an elegant and compact design combined with a net weight of 286g. With the GPS attached, the G700SE satisfies IP64 dust and water resistance performance standards and shock resistance standards for a 1.2 m drop. It even resists the removal of stains with ethanol- and chlorine-acids. Additionally the waterproof body prevents the camera from water and moisture infiltration.

Major Specifications


Item Description
No. of effective pixels(camera) Approx. 12.10 million effective pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3" CCD (Approx. 12.40 total million pixels)
Lens Focal Length 5.0 mm to 25 mm (equivalent to 28 mm to 140 mm on a 35 mm camera)
F-aperture F3.5 (Wide-angle) to F5.5 (Telephoto)
Shooting Distance
Normal: Approx. 30 cm to ∞ (Wide-angle) or 50 cm to ∞ (Telephoto)
Macro: Approx. 1 cm to ∞ (Wide-angle)
Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups plus 1 prism
Filter size 37 mm
Zoom Magnification Optical zoom at 5.0x
(equivalent to 28 mm to 140 mm)
Digital zoom at 4.0x, up to 20.0x (560 mm equivalent)
Focus Modes Multi AF (CCD method) / Spot AF (CCD method) / MF / Snap / ∞
Blur Reduction Digital image stabilizer
Shutter Speed Still Image 8, 4, 2, 1 to 1/1500 seconds
Movie 1/30 to 1/10000 seconds
Exposure Control Metering Mode Multi Light Metering / Center-weighted Light Metering / Spot Metering
Mode Program AE
Compensation Manual exposure compensation (+2.0 to -2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Steps), Auto bracket function (-0.5 EV, ±0, +0.5 EV)
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO / ISO64 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200
Flash Flash Mode Auto flash (fires automatically in low-light conditions and when the subject is backlit) / Anti Red-eye / Flash On / FLASH ON (10M) / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Range Approx. 20 cm to 10.0 m (Wide-angle), approx. 40 cm to 6.2 m (Telephoto) (Flash ON (10M), from the front of the lens)
Picture Display 3.0" Transmissive amorphous silicon TFT LCD, approx. 920,000 dots
Shooting Mode Auto shooting mode / Scene mode (High Sens / Firefighting / Skew Correct Mode / Text Mode / Zoom Macro / Movie) / My settings mode / CALS mode
Picture Quality Mode F (Fine), N (Normal)
Number of Recorded Pixels Still Image [4:3] 4000 x 3000, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
[3:2] 3984 x 2656
Movie 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 4000 x 3000, 2048 x 1536
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SD WORM card, Internal Memory (approx. 103 MB)
Number of
Pictures and
Time (Internal: approx.103MB)
Still Image 4000 x 3000 F: 22 pictures N: 38 pictures, 3984 x 2656 F: 25, 2592 x 1944 F: 45, 2048 x 1536 N: 72, 1600 x 1200 F: 116, 1280 x 960 F: 141 N: 265, 640 x 480 F: 509
Movie 1280 x 720 20 seconds, 640 x 480 58 seconds, 320 x 240 2 minutes 22 seconds
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21)
Text JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21)
Movie AVI
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)
Power Supply Rechargeable Battery (DB-65) x1, AAA Alkaline Battery x 2, AAA Nickel-Hydrogen Battery x 2
Battery life Based on CIPA standard, DB-65 : approx. 360 shots
AAA Alkaline : 40 shots
Dimensions (W x H x D) 118.8 mm × 71.0 mm × 41.0 mm, 32.0 mm (D) at thinnest
Weight Approx. 286 g, Approx. 314 g (including supplied battery and SD memory card)
Water Resistance
/ Dust Resistance
/ Chemical Resistance
JIS/IEC waterproof grade 8, shooting to a water depth of approx. 5 m
JIS/IEC dustproof grade 6
External cleaning possible with ethanol and hypochlorous for disinfectants
Operating Temperature -10°C to 40°C

GPS and Compass

GPS Receiver Maximum number of satellites tracked: 48
Acquisition times Cold start: Approximately 40 s
Hot start: Approximately 5 s
Update rate 1 s
Data format NMEA 0183
Position accuracy 2D RMS Approximately 5 m
Directional precision +- 6°
Directional resolution Display resolution: 1°
Recording resolution: 0.1°

Wireless LAN Communication Part

Items Description
Compliance Standard IEEE802.11b/g
Transmission Method IEEE802.11g: OFDM
Data Transfer Speed IEEE802.11g: 54M/48M/36M/24M/18M/12M/9M/6M (bps)
IEEE802.11b: 11M/5.5M/2M/1M (bps)
Communication Range Approximately 30m
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)

Bluetooth Communication Part

Items Description
Communication Method Bluetooth® standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Output Bluetooth® standard Power Class 2
Communication Range Approximately 10m (line of sight)
Supported Bluetooth® Profiles BIP, OPP, SPP
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz band (2.400 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)