This review is devoted to G700SE that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Oct 13, 2010. This model is a Waterproof camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.
In Waterproof cameras (Top 10 Waterproof Cameras) this model has taken rank #68 out of 73. Its Overall Score has reached 39/100 and it takes a rank of #960 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh G700SE review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Ricoh G700SE. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Waterproof cameras.
Ricoh G700SE has the following external dimensions 117 x 117 x 32 mm (46.06 x 26.77 x 12.6″) with the weight of 307 g.
The typical weight for average Waterproof type cameras is 196g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Ricoh G700SE, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Ricoh G700SE is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 32mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh G700SE with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Ricoh G700SE is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Ricoh G700SE compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Ricoh G700SE’s body is protected from water with its high-quality waterproof feature.
Unfortunately, Ricoh G700SE comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Ricoh G700SE boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.
The base of Ricoh G700SE has the following ISO range 64 - 3200 .
Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Ricoh G700SE. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .
Ricoh G700SE features a 12.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Ricoh G700SE is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Ricoh G700SE with other standard sensor sizes.
Ricoh G700SE is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.
Some of the other highlights of Ricoh G700SE are its fps max speed and 1/1500 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
G700SE features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
As for the video quality characteristics of Ricoh G700SE, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files.
Ricoh G700SE is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect G700SE to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh G700SE’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh G700SE’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the G700SE to the average Waterproof camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G700SE performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 10. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G700SE can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G700SE performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 4. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G700SE can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G700SE performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 58. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G700SE can be called a 58 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G700SE performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G700SE can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G700SE performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G700SE can be called a 56 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Oct 13, 2010|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1500 s|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||3,200|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||64|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||640 x 480, 320 x 240|
|Max Video Resolution||640 x 480|
|Physical Dimensions||117 x 68 x 32 mm|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC, Internal|