Ricoh Updates Its Rugged Camera Line With GPS-Enabled G700SE

It was just a few weeks ago that Ricoh released the G700, a rugged and rather disposable-looking point-and-shoot camera. Today, they’ve put out an upgraded version, the G700SE, which adds a few extra functions.

The SE has wifi and Bluetooth built-in, to begin with, which is something I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of soon. Next it’s got a GPS unit that plugs right into the side, there. Doesn’t that affect its water and dust resistance, having a gaping hole in the side? The GPS unit does the usual stuff, but also supports recording camera direction and movement, which could be really handy for some. Not me, but some.

Maybe GPS isn’t your thing, and instead, you’d like to have something like a laser barcode reader in your rugged camera. Lucky for you, Ricoh has that as an option as well. I really have no idea why such a thing would be made available, but I assume there’s a good reason.

Aside from that, it appears to be pretty much the same camera as the G700. No price on either of these guys yet, or for the add-on modules. Expect that info in mid-October.