Ricoh G900 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 9
Features 42
Size 84
Price 100

Main Features

  • 20.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840x2160
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 118 x 66 x 33 mm
  • Weight: 247 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: Yes

Ricoh G900 Summary

This review is devoted to G900 that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Feb 21, 2018. This model is a Waterproof camera with a resolution of 20.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Waterproof cameras (Top 10 Waterproof Cameras) this model has taken rank #46 out of 73. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #640 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Ricoh G900 Compared to other Waterproof Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh G900 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

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 196 g
  • Battery Life: 340 shots

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Number Of Focus Points: 9
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Ricoh G900 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 G900. 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 G900

Ricoh G900 has the following external dimensions 118 x 118 x 33 mm (46.46 x 25.98 x 12.99″) with the weight of 247 g.

The typical weight for average Waterproof type cameras is 196g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Ricoh G900, 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 G900 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 33mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh G900 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

HTML
BB

If you want to have a better idea of how big the Ricoh G900 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

HTML
BB

Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Ricoh G900 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Ricoh G900 — 340 shots
Min: 150 shots
Average: 274 shots
Max: 380 shots

Thickness

Ricoh G900 — 33 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 28 mm
Max: 89 mm

Weight

Ricoh G900 — 247 g
Min: 110 g
Average: 196 g
Max: 307 g

Ricoh G900‘s body is protected from external threats with its high-quality dustproof and waterproof features.

Ricoh G900 Photo and Sensor Features

Ricoh G900 boasts of a resolution of 20.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Ricoh G900 has the following ISO range 125 - 6400 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Ricoh G900. 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 G900 features a 20.0 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 G900 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 G900 with other standard sensor sizes.

HTML
BB

Other Characteristics And Features of Ricoh G900

LCD and ViewFinder

Ricoh G900 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Ricoh G900 are its fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, G900 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, G900 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Ricoh G900, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Ricoh G900 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Ricoh G900 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of G900.

Ricoh G900 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect G900 to compatible devices via its USB DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Ricoh G900 provides a shooting life of 340, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 274 shots.

Compared to all models in the Waterproof category, Ricoh G900 offers the highest battery life that reaches 340 shots.

How Good is Ricoh G900 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh G900’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh G900’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the G900 to the average Waterproof camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Ricoh G900 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G900 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 14. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G900 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:

  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

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

Ricoh G900 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G900 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 1. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G900 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (118 x 66 x 33 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Small Number of autofocus Points (9)

Ricoh G900 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G900 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G900 can be called a 63 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (9)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (340 shots)

Ricoh G900 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G900 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 55. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G900 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (247 g)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

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

Ricoh G900 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh G900 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 64. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh G900 can be called a 64 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 (20 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Ricoh G900 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Ricoh
Model G900
Announced Feb 21, 2018
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 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 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 5.5
Flash Modes Flash on, flash off
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores n/a
DxO Color Depth n/a
DxO Dynamic Range n/a
DxO Low Light ISO n/a
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 20.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 125
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840x2160
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof Yes
Dust Proof Yes
Shock Proof Yes
Crush Proof Yes
Freeze Proof Yes
Weight 247 g
Physical Dimensions 118 x 66 x 33 mm
Battery Life 340 shots
Battery Type 340 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS Built-in
Storage Type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

Most popular Waterproof cameras

Olympus Tough TG-3 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS
1/2.3"
Olympus Tough TG-5 12.0 MP BSI-CMOS
1/2.3"
Fujifilm XP90 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS
1/2.3"
Fujifilm FinePix XP130 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS
1/2.3"
Olympus Tough TG-4 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS
1/2.3"