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 #60 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & overall #989 out of 1422 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.
Ricoh G700SE Gallery
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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.
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 3:2.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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 196 grams and the Ricoh G700SE is more heavy as compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a pic of the Ricoh G700SE alongside a soda to help you get a feel for its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the G700SE.
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.
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.
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.
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
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.
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.
Ricoh G700SE Battery life
The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 comes with the best (380) battery life within this group of cameras.
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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 30 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.
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.
Ricoh G700SE Sports photography details
A terrible sports photography rating of 26 suggests the Ricoh G700SE is just not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs great focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
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.
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 41 as a landscape camera is just not suitable in the current market.
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 24.
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.
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