Ricoh G900 summary
Ricoh G900 is Ricoh's Waterproof camera initially revealed on February of 2018. It has got a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3888.
The G900 stands at #1 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and over all #442 out of 1418 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your custom factors.
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Ricoh G900 family
The Ricoh G900 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
Ricoh G900 Gallery
You can check the G900 from different angles in the gallery below.
Ricoh G900 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Ricoh G900 based on factors which are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.
Ricoh G900 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor on the Ricoh G900 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 5184 x 3888 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Digital). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 125 to 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the G900's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The G900 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Ricoh G900 dimensions
Ricoh G900 weighs around 0.54 pounds (247 grams or 8.71 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 118mm x 66mm x 33mm (4.6" x 2.6" x 1.3"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 196 grams and the Ricoh G900 is heavier when compared to various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a picture of the Ricoh G900 beside a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
Ricoh G900 Lens specifications
The G900 houses a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all very good but it will be valuable in a few scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, it provides an aperture of f3.5 which is fairly slow and not good in low light occasions and you will find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You could also need to raise the ISO resulting in noisy photographs. At the tele end, 140mm comes with f5.5 which is really slow and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Ricoh G900 Connectivity
The G900 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer photos and oftentimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Ricoh G900 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution on the Ricoh G900 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p offers an excellent resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p to get cleaner results. Beware of the massive file sizes and make sure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket so you get little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get a different model should you need better audio in your video clips.
Ricoh G900 Weather Sealing
Ricoh G900 comes with weather proofing making it a fantastic option to use during tricky places. This can be particularly helpful in case you are unsure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Ricoh G900 Display and Viewfinder
The Ricoh G900 has got a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Ricoh G900 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Ricoh G900 Shutter specifications
The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Ricoh G900 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Ricoh G900 has got only in-built flash with missing external flash support.
Ricoh G900 Autofocus specifications
Ricoh G900 has got just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and precise when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect making it useful for people photography.
The AF system has got 9 focus points to pick from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Ricoh G900 includes manual focus in case it is required during low light or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Ricoh G900 Battery life
The battery life in the Ricoh G900 is built to last for 340 clicks according to the CIPA measurements which is higher than average when compared to its class. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a listing of Waterproof cameras that come with the best battery life:
Ricoh G900 for specific categories of photography
The following diagram presents a outline of the Ricoh G900 for specific categories of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.
Ricoh G900 Portrait photography info
The Ricoh G900 receives a points tally of 46 which is reasonable, and means the camera is relatively appropriate to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Ricoh G900 Street photography features
Having a moderate rating of 60, the Ricoh G900 is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Ricoh G900
A modest sports photography points tally of 55 means the Ricoh G900 is somewhat appropriate for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Ricoh G900 Travel photography details
Portability is really important in getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Ricoh G900 gets a above average 70 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent option to take with you on your vacations.
Ricoh G900 as a Landscape photography camera
When you're planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Ricoh G900 and it's average rating of 57 for a landscape camera is reasonably suitable in the current market.
Ricoh G900 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Ricoh G900 is not good for vlogging as it comes to a bad score of 32.
Ricoh G900 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the G900, here is a list of the top placed cameras that fall under the category of Waterproof.
The chart below shows you a bird's eye view of the G900 versus it's highest ranking competitors listed previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may consider as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.