By >Akihabara News Team
Ricoh New Product Announcements
Ricoh’s rugged G700 digital camera gets an upgrade with the G700SE, a 12-megapixel camera with the same waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof body as the G700, with the addition of Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and wifi (b/g) antennas (and a WPS button for easy wifi connectivity). Also for the G700SE are two optional addon modules: a GPS unit with digital compass for geotagging images (also water-, dust-, and shock-proof), and a laser barcode scanner unit – although this writer has no idea what such an add-on is useful for on a camera. On sale November 12th for 120,000 JPY (1,410 USD, 1,065 EUR).
Also announced is a new camera unit for the GXR, a wide-field GR LENS A1228mm F2.5, with a 23.6×15.7mm CMOS sensor and a high-end GR Engine III. Available from the 29th of October for an estimated retail price of 70,000 JPY (823 USD, 621 EUR).