Ricoh 500SE GPS-Enabled Digital Camera

by Khalid Hosein on July 16, 2007

500SE Buy now!

The continuing growing popularity of mapping (particularly Google Maps, Google Earth and their street views) and GPS solutions means that consumers will want more products that automatically tie those things together. Enter the Ricoh 500SE Digital Camera that is GPS enabled. Take a photo with the 500SE and it automatically embeds the position info into the photo. In a year or so, this will probably become a pretty standard feature on digital cameras and camcorders, or at least highly coveted.

The Ricoh 500SE is no slouch in the camera department either. It is an 8 megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, large 2.5″ TFT LCD monitor screen, SD card slot, camera shake blur reduction and a 28mm wide-angle zoom lens. It also comes with 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity.

Now back to the GPS stuff. Just imagine how cool it would be to embed your photos automatically in the right spot on a map by adding them as layers to existing maps that have GIS capabilities. Well, nevermind the last part if you don’t get that. Think about how cool it would be if you could pull up your pics in Flikr, Gallery or whatever, and then display a map alongside it that shows where the pic was taken.

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Price: $1125 with GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. GPS Photo-Link software: $265.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)