The G800SE Digital Camera from Ricoh is a fully functional compact point-and-shoot digital camera that offers additional features, such as a waterproof build, RSA encryption, bar code reading, write-once memory card compatibility, password protection and versatile battery support, which position this camera as an effective tool for those working in the medical, construction, surveying and law enforcement fields.
The G800SE has a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, used to capture 16MP images and 1080 HD videos. The 5x optical zoom lens provides the 35mm equivalent of a 28-140mm focal length, while it also accepts 37mm filters for added protection and creative opportunities. Macro mode enables focus as close as 0.4" at the wide-angle end. It is capable of effective low light capture with ISO sensitivities from 100 to 25600, as well as supporting a built-in flash and hot shoe mount for an external flash. It also features blur reduction technology for sharper imaging at long focal lengths and in dim light.
For composition, review and menu navigation, the G800SE has a rear 3.0" 920k-dot Transmissive LCD. It supports SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards as well as Eye-Fi and SD WORM and Toshiba Write Once cards that "lock" information onto a card making it unable to be edited or rewritten afterward. Approximately 6.5GB of internal memory is available to save "camera memos" and to operate without a card or when yours is full.
The camera was designed to work in harsh environments. It is rated waterproof to a depth of 16' for a duration of 2 hours, shockproof up to a drop of 6.0' and coldproof down to 14°F. It is also dust and sand resistant and resistant and can be operated with gloves on thanks to the simple and well-designed layout of its buttons. Additional tough-minded features include resistance to industrial strength disinfectants, such as sodium hypochlorite and ethanol, or the option of washing it in water whenever it gets dirty. Conveniently, it can operate using AAA alkaline batteries in addition to the supplied rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
The G800SE provides both Bluetooth Ver. 2.1 +EDR and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to wirelessly send your images to a computer or smartphone. Remote camera control and remote image browsing are supported via smart devices and GPS location data can be embedded into pictures from your smartphone. Also, several cameras can be managed and simultaneously updated through in-house networks reducing administrative work. The camera also reads and links linear and matrix barcodes and is compatible with the optional GP-1 GPS Unit and the BR-1 Laser Barcode Scanner for fast and comprehensive barcode reading.