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Ricoh 500se Camera Encodes Gps Data on Photos


A while back, I wrote about Sony’s add-on GPS dongle that lets you geotag digital photographs with the location where the were taken. Ricoh has now jumped onto the bandwagon, with a camera that can accept GPS data via a wireless connection.

Richo Caplio 500SE GPS Digital Camera

The 8-megapixel Ricoh 500SE is designed from the ground up for adventurers. First off, it’s got a nice waterproof, rugged case to protects your camera from the elements. Second, it can track where you took your photos by recording position data from a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connected GPS device. It’s also got a bunch of other nice features like image blur reduction, and video capture capabilities. If you’re the outdoorsy type, it’s definitely worth a look.

[via dpreview via Coolest Gadgets]

Comments (2):

  1. Ole says:

    To view the photos taken with the 500SE in Google Earth check out the software Fodysseus at

    the 500SE is now also available in Europe from alta4 Geoinformatik AG

  2. technabob says:


    Very cool. Thanks for posting those examples.

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