Ricoh G700SE Review

Overall 39
Imaging 5
Features 26
Size 84
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 640 x 480, 320 x 240
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 117 x 68 x 32 mm
  • Weight: 307 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Ricoh G700SE Summary

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.

Ricoh G700SE Compared to other Waterproof 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.

PROs

  • Min Native Iso: 64
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 196 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Ricoh G700SE With Other Cameras in Waterproof 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.

Physical Characteristics Of Ricoh G700SE

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:

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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.

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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:

Thickness

Ricoh G700SE — 32 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 28 mm
Max: 89 mm

Weight

Ricoh G700SE — 307 g
Min: 110 g
Average: 196 g
Max: 307 g

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 Photo and Sensor Features

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.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

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.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Ricoh G700SE

LCD and ViewFinder

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.

Max Shutter speed

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.

Flash

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.

Video Features

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.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect G700SE to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Ricoh G700SE for Different Types of Photography?

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.

Ricoh G700SE for Portrait Photography

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.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Image Stabilization

Ricoh G700SE for Street Photography

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.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (117 x 68 x 32 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Ricoh G700SE for Sports 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.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/1500s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Ricoh G700SE for Daily 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.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Ricoh G700SE for Landscape 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.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Ricoh G700SE Detailed Specs

General
Brand Ricoh
Model G700SE
Announced Oct 13, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 10
Flash Modes Auto, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
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
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof Yes
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 307 g
Physical Dimensions 117 x 68 x 32 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model DB-60
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS Optional
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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