Ricoh G700SE

Ricoh G700SE front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 307g - 117 x 68 x 32mm
  • Introduced October 2010
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Ricoh G700SE summary

Ricoh G700SE is Ricoh's Waterproof digital camera originally launched on October of 2010. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The G700SE ranks at #63 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & overall #1042 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your customized factors.

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Ricoh G700SE history

The Ricoh G700SE has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can find all older and the latest models as well as key specifications.

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Ricoh G700SE Pros and Cons

Here is a list of good and bad points of the Ricoh G700SE based on factors that are normally regarded as necessary in a digital camera.

environment proof
focusing manually
has built in flash
in built zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
rather wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
very good minimum ISO (64)
very good screen resolution (920 k dot)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of image stabilization
lack of phase detect autofocus
lack of RAW format
low megapixels (12MP)
manual mode not available
missing external microphone port
missing HDMI port
missing headphone port
more heavy than competition (307 grams)
no aperture priority mode
no moving screen
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
sluggish at full zoom (f5.5)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
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Ricoh G700SE Sensor information

The sensor specification on the Ricoh G700SE is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.

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The CCD sensor has 12MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 64 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below shows the G700SE's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The G700SE sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh G700SE dimensions

Ricoh G700SE weighs 0.68 lb (307 grams or 10.83 ounces) & has external size of 117mm x 68mm x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195 grams and the Ricoh G700SE is more heavy as compared to various competitors.

Photography Glossary

The following is a pic of the Ricoh G700SE alongside a soda to help you get a feel for its size.

Ricoh G700SE dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button design on the G700SE.

Ricoh G700SE topview buttons dials

Ricoh G700SE Lens information

The G700SE features a fixed lens offering a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not perfect but it will definitely be useful in certain situations.

At it's widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that's pretty sluggish and not very good for low light circumstances and you will likely struggle to get good bokeh. You will probably also need to up your ISO giving you noisy images. With the long end, 140mm comes with f5.5 making it fairly sluggish and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.

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Ricoh G700SE Connectivity

The G700SE has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer images and sometimes adjust settings without connecting physically with the camera.

Many apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Ricoh G700SE Video information

The highest possible video resolution on the Ricoh G700SE is 640 x 480 and you can record in file format. 480p is low for today's standards. You really should aim for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body does not offer a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have got absolutely no control over the sound. It is probably best to get a different camera if you want better sound for your videos.

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Ricoh G700SE Weather Sealing

Ricoh G700SE features environment proofing which makes it a very good option for use during challenging environments. This can be particularly helpful if you are unsure about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.

Ricoh G700SE Screen and Viewfinder

The Ricoh G700SE is equipped with a 3" fixed display having a resolution of 920k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.

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The View Finder specifications for Ricoh G700SE are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be rather beneficial during bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.

Ricoh G700SE Shutter information

The max shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.

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Ricoh G700SE Flash and Hot shoe information

Ricoh G700SE comes with both built-in flash as well as external flash support.

Ricoh G700SE Autofocusing information

Ricoh G700SE comes with only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

Ricoh G700SE includes manual focusing if needed during low light occasions or you need to have more exact control on focusing.

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Ricoh G700SE Battery life

The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 comes with the best (380) battery life within this group of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Waterproof cameras having the highest battery life:

Ricoh G700SE for varying forms of photography

The following diagram shows a rundown of the Ricoh G700SE for varying forms of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Ricoh G700SE as a Portrait photography camera

The Ricoh G700SE receives a rating of 29 which is terrible, meaning that it is just not suitable to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to utilize external flash.

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manual focus
no manual control
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

Ricoh G700SE Street photography info

With a decent points total of 51, the Ricoh G700SE is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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weather proofing
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competition in class (307g)

Ricoh G700SE Sports photography details

A terrible sports photography rating of 25 suggests the Ricoh G700SE is just not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

Photography Glossary
environment proofing
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus

Ricoh G700SE as a Travel photography camera

Weight is really critical in picking a camera for travel. Over-all, the Ricoh G700SE gets a modest 59 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably adequate to take with you on your vacations.

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environment proof
has built in flash
rather wide (28mm)
heavier than others (307 grams)
megapixel count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)

Ricoh G700SE Landscape photography info

When you are looking to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Ricoh G700SE with it's terrible score of 40 as a landscape camera is just not suitable in the current market.

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has manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
weather proofing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
no manual control
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support

Ricoh G700SE Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Ricoh G700SE is just not suitable for vlogging as it receives a terrible score of 23.

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decently wide (28mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone port
more heavy than competitors (307g)

Ricoh G700SE Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the G700SE, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the category of Waterproof.

The line graph here will give you a bird's eye view of the G700SE versus it's top ranked rivals mentioned earlier.

There are more cameras you might look into as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Ricoh G700SE
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
3 inches
Screen resolution
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
10.00 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480, 320 x 240
Max video resolution
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
307 gr (0.68 lb)
117 x 68 x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
Launch pricing