Please Note: The Ricoh 500-SE has been superceded by the Ricoh G700SE 

500-SERicoh 500SE
Capture location data with your images
The complete geo-imaging solution

Ricoh understands the needs of the GIS professional. The 500SE provides the definitive streamlined process to integrate quality images into mapping software applications.

  • Automatically embeds GPS coordinates with captured images
  • Seamless transfer of pictures and data to mapping software
  • Rugged field-ready geo-imaging solution
  • Superior resolution and ease of use

Simplifies workflow and overcomes burdens of traditional methods

Camera Specifications
The 500SE is a state-of-the-art digital camera with robust features to meet and exceed the demand of todays digital photographer

  • New ruggedized waterproof and shock resistant design
  • 8.0 Mega pixel CCD and ultra rapid shutter response
  • Improved user interface over the Ricoh Pro G3
  • 3X optical zoom with image stabilization
  • Native wide-angle 28mm lens
  • Large 2.5" LCD screenRicoh 500SE Brochure

Optimised for GIS Integration
The 500SE's powerful feature-set provides a host of GIS solutions to ensure any workflow requirements are easily met

  • Built-in bluetooth 2.0 and ultra high-speed 802.1RICOH WiFi b/g Ricoh photo
  • Receives NMEA data from any bluetooth GPS device
  • Transfers images to devices via bluetooth or WiFi
  • Geo-codes images & videos as they are captured
  • On-board "data-dictionary" for attributing images
  • Track-log and voice sound annotation


SE-1 GPS Module & SE-3 GPS Compass Module
replaced by SE-2 modules (August 2009)

The new modules are available in two versions. The SE-2g provides GPS capability while the SE-2c offers GPS and a 3-axis compass for direction (azimuth) information.
The SE-2 modules offer; Smaller form-factor, allowing the camera's native cold shoe to remain in place; Simplified module installation (& removal) process; Superior shock reduction and weather resistance; Lower cost; 30 percent lower power consumption; Replaceable USB door covers; Improved GPS performance (40 channel v 20 channel of the SE1/SE3); On-board track-log recording allowing for video to be mapped frame-by-frame (depends on software support); Direct USB connection to PC for module firmware upgrades and diagnostics.

SE-2 GPS Modules: SE-2g (GPS) & SE-2c (GPS and 3-axis compass)
for the 500SE Camera

Ricoh's optional GPS modules with/without digital compass provide a "stand-alone" rugged solution for geo-imaging workflows.
The SE-2 GPS modules fasten to the 500SE digital camera to provide an integrated all-in-one geo-imaging device. The module utilizes state-of -the-art components to provide optimal reception and accuracy in all outdoor environments. Advanced GPS technology and a helix antenna provide optimal fast fix times and a typical accuracy of 1 to 5 metres. The SE-2c GPS/Compass module has the same capabilities as the SE-2g but includes a 3-axis compass to provide azimuth (direction) information as well.

Embeds GPS coordinates and direction with captured images and video.
Seamless transfer of pictures and data to mapping software.
Rugged field-ready Geo-imaging solution.
Superior resolution and ease of use.

  • GPS (SE-2g & SE-2c) 
    • Precision SiRF Star III, SBAS enabled (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS)  Ricoh 500SE w SE2
    • 40 Channels; all in view tracking
    • Low power chip-set and fast TTFF
    • Accuracy 1-5 metres, 2D RMS, WAAS enabled
    • Acquisition Time (average)
      • 1 second Hot Start
      • 38 second Warm Start
      • 42 second Cold Start 
    • Internal Antenna - Active Geohelix antenna
    • External Antenna - optional Patch antenna via MMEX port
  • Compass (SE-2c only)  
    • Heading Accuracy - 3 Axis
      • +/-3° (on average) at level
      • +/-5° (on average) at +/-15° tilt
    • Compass accuracy may vary based on environmental conditions & tilt.
    • Tilt Range +/-80° from horizontal
    • Accuracy +/-3
  • Ruggedized and weather proof
  • Easily attaches to 500SE

The 5 Steps of a Geo-Imaging Workflow 

GPS Photo Link Software
Optional GPS-Photo Link software brings all the information together into ArcView or html. The software watermarks and maps photos and creates html web sites and shape files that can be used by ESRI's ArcGIS®. A special ArcGIS plug-in allows users to process photos from within ArcGIS applications - no need to open up a separate program. ESRI shape files showing the location for each photo are automatically created. ESRI ArcView extension for hot linking shape files to images.

GPS-Photo Link Brochure



Geolocate your photos with the Ricoh 500SE digital camera with onboard Bluetooth and/or WiFi capabilities to accept NMEA GPS information as well as wirelessly send your images to any enabled device. Whether you use your own Bluetooth enabled GPS or the optional SE-1 or SE-3 attached GPS device, you can map your photos by running the optional GPS-Photo Link software.  Download trial version of GPS-Photo Link Software (20 days) 

for more information visit the RICOH web site and view the Quicktour video

All about Geo-Imaging

 Model  Description  Price ex
 L736-34  Ricoh 500SE (W) digital camera with Bluetooth & WiFi
 (includes Li-ion battery, AC charger and USB cable)
 SE-2g    NEW  Ricoh SE-2g GPS module (replaces SE1)  $ 217
 SE-2c    NEW  Ricoh SE-2c GPS/Compass modules (replaces SE3)  $ 512
 SE1 discontinued  Ricoh SE1 GPS module - discontinued  see SE-2g
 SE3 discontinued  Ricoh SE3 GPS module - digital compass enabled - discontinued  see SE-2c
 SE4  Ricoh SE4 Barcode Scanner module  $ 700
 M-1000  Holux M-1000 GPS receiver - Bluetooth  $ 117
 L736-antenna  External GPS antenna for SE1/SE3 - for car/ helicopter use  -2m cable  $ 50
 L736-GSE-475  GPS-Photo Link GIS Pro  $ 498 
 L736-GSE-480  GPS-Photo Link Express   $ 226
 L736-GSE-450  GPS Photolink software - ArcPad Edition  $ 347
 TP200B  TruPulse 200B Laser (yellow - grey also available)  $1,125
 TP360B  TruPulse 360B Laser (yellow - grey or tan also available)  $2,495
 L220-41  Spare Li-ion battery   $ 95 
 L224-17  AC battery charger & Li-ion battery kit  $ 160
 L224-VC  12VDC Car Charger  $ 88

 L736-2GB SD

 2GB SD memory card  $ 25
 L736-SD Reader  All in one card reader (USB), read/write most memory cards incl SD, CF  $ 45
 L227-00  Wide Conversion Lens (DW-5)   $130 
 L736-LC  37mm Lens Cap  $ 10
 L736-CK  37mm Lens Cap Keeper SE1  $  7
 L736-UVF  37mm UV Filter  $ 14
 L736-Cloth  Inca Cleaning Cloth   $ 8
 RH-10  Rhino case - pick-n-pluck foam (internal size 253 x 183 x 138) - blue only  $ 80
 PEL-1200  Pelican 1200 case w foam (internal size 235 x 181 x 105)  - various colours  $90
 PEL-1300  Pelican 1300 case w foam (internal size 251 x 178 x 155)  - various colours  $110
 S-iM2050  Storm iM2050 case w foam (internal size 241 x 190 x 108) - olive, yellow, black  $100
 S-iM2075  Storm iM2075 case w foam (internal size 241 x 190 x 184) - olive, yellow, black  $120
 L736-LgeBag  Camera Bag  $ 34

  Please note: prices are gst exclusive & are a guide only 















Recommended Minimum GPS Package;
Ricoh 500SE camera
SE-2g or SE-2c or M-1000 - essential for GPS functionality
37mm Filter - protects lens and is a lot cheaper to replace if damaged (now included free w camera)
2GB SD card - multiple 2GB cards are generally better than a 4GB or 8GB card

Highly Recommended extras;
GPS-Photo Link GIS PRO software - creates ArcGIS shape files, watermarked photos, word documents, Google Earth, HTML, text files and GPX output
or GPS-Photo Link Express software - 
creates watermarked photos, word documents, Google Earth, HTML, text files and GPX output
Rhino Case / Pelican Case / Storm Case or Camera Bag

 Rhino 10  Pelican 1200   Pelican 1300 Storm iM2050   Storm iM2075  Camera Bag
 253 x 183 x 138 mm  235 x 181 x 105 mm  251 x 178 x 155 mm  241 x 190 x 108 mm  241 x 190 x 184 mm  190 x 100 x 130 mm
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To record distance to item you are photographing........choose TruPulse 200B or 360B
TruPulse 200B LaserTruPulse200
A compact and lightweight laser rangefinder provides "thru-the-lens" viewing, eliminating parallax issues. Offering crystal clear optics, in-scope data display for quick results and advanced targeting modes to easily provide accurate distance and height measurements. The diopter adjustment provides comfortable viewing for eye/sunglass wearers. Utilitizing the integrated tilt sensor, you can measure horizontal or vertical distance and instantly calculate the height of any object with the built-in height routine. Data communication is via wireless Bluetooth®. Use the closest, farthest or continuous mode for multiple targets. Using the Bluetooth feature you can send TruPulse data to the Ricoh camera where it is embedded on your photo. GPS PhotoLink then places your photo at the offset point automatically.

TruPulse 360B Laser
The TruPulse 360 overcomes situational and topographical barriers to allow professional measurement - from any angle - of virtually anything. The TruPulse 360 combines an integrated compass, inclinometer and distance laser that delivers mapping-grade accuracy and the ability to shoot from any angle. The internal circuitry provides 3-axis monitoring of the earth's magnetic field and uses its TruVector compass technology and calibration algorithms to produce the best possible azimuth accuracy. Using the Bluetooth feature you can send TruPulse data to the Ricoh camera where it is embedded on your photo. GPS PhotoLink then places your photo at the offset point automatically.

TruPulse Series Flyer (pdf)



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