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Ricoh G900 Review

The Ricoh G900 combines a truly rugged physical design with versatile imaging capabilities and an enormous feature set to complement its use at civil engineering, construction, disaster relief, manufacturing, and indoor industrial sites. This complements the device’s use at sites where civil engineering, construction, and manufacturing occur.

High-resolution stills photography and video recording in UHD 4K30 are feasible thanks to the camera’s 20MP BSI CMOS sensor. Additionally, the camera’s ISO 125-25600 sensitivity range makes it easier to operate in various lighting circumstances. A wide-angle to telephoto focal length range equivalent to 28-140mm is covered by the camera’s 5x optical zoom lens, which also contributes to the camera’s flexibility. The camera benefits from a series of digital Shake Reduction modes, which produce sharper handheld images as a result of the use of the lens.

The G900, on the other hand, is distinguished by its rugged construction, which makes it impervious to the elements up to a depth of 65.6 feet, shockproof from heights of 6.6 feet, and resistant to chemical disinfection. It is also freezeproof, crushproof, dustproof, and resistant to dust accumulations.

In addition, it has an improved Camera Memo function, which allows users to append text or voice notes to files, and an upgraded password security Camera Lock function, which limits how the camera may be used. Both of these features complement its application in industrial settings.

In addition to lighting close-up subjects, the camera’s lens is surrounded by an LED ring light. This light also works with a mode that allows you to scan barcodes. The camera’s design includes a high-precision GPS module, which enables you to include position information in your image files. Additionally, the camera has a built-in flash.

Ricoh G900 Design

The G900 is built to resist a broad variety of circumstances, making it suitable for dependable usage in severe environments and on challenging Jobsite environments:
Designed to withstand submersion in water at depths of up to 65.6 feet (20 meters) for up to two hours without interruption (equivalent to an IPX8 or JIS Class 8 rating).
Protected from freezing to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 degrees Celsius) and below.
Absorbs the impact of drops from a height of 6.6 feet or 2 meters.
It protects against crushing and can endure pressures of up to 220 pounds or 100 kilograms.
Dustproof to safeguard the internal components of the camera (similar to an IPX6 or JIS Class 6 rating).
chemically robust, making it suitable for use in commercial and industrial settings as well as on construction sites, where it can withstand disinfection with bleach, ethanol, and liquid chlorine dioxide

Ricoh G900 Sensor

The G900 can record high-resolution still images and UHD 4K30 video because to its 20-megapixel backside illumination (BSI) CMOS sensor. The back-illuminated architecture of the sensor provides increased clarity, decreased noise, and a sensitivity range from ISO 1250-25600, making it suitable for use in a wide range of lighting circumstances during work.

Ricoh G900 Lens

The 5x optical zoom lens has a focal length range of 28–140mm, equal to a wide-angle to a telephoto perspective. This range makes the lens suitable for capturing a diverse variety of subjects. When photographing close-up subjects, a bright and even illumination is produced by an LED ring light around the lens. This particular LED ring light has six unique LEDs. There are ten different degrees of brightness available for adjusting the amount of light that is produced, the lighting pattern may be customized, and an advanced digital microscope mode allows for precise focusing down to 0.4 “.

Ricoh G900 Video

UHD 4K30 video recording is available for high-resolution playback. It also benefits from an option known as Movie SR+ (Shake Reduction), which provides the capability of an “electronic gimbal” to steady footage captured while the camera was in motion. The conventional Movie SR effect may also be employed to get a look that is more natural and less distorted, and it actively clips the frame to encourage steadier shooting.

Ricoh G900 Body Design

The camera’s exterior has been constructed to be extremely durable so that it may be operated with ease in challenging environments, even while wearing gloves. A top dial and an assignable button called ADJ provide immediate access to frequently used camera features, and the top dial also makes it possible to switch between different shooting modes quickly.

Additionally, the four-way controller has a raised design that is more ergonomic and features buttons that are simpler to press. Additionally, the rear 3.0 “LCD with 1.04 million dots has an anti-reflective coating and a bright design, allowing for clear viewing in a variety of lighting conditions. In addition, date and copyright stamping on files is something that may be done.

Ricoh G900 Memo Function

The Integrated Camera Memo function enables you to attach text items to images (up to 100 text items, with up to 128 characters per item) or audio files (up to 30 seconds) that were previously created on the camera or a computer. The maximum number of text items is 100, each with up to 128 characters.
After selecting the desired topic from a list of up to 999 memo contents, you can use this function to browse compatible reference images, such as plans or blueprints, on the camera.

The built-in barcode scanning function of the camera can also be used in conjunction with the memo function, and the information from scanned barcodes can be attached to images as embedded camera memo data. In addition, the EX2 application software that is included enables the incorporation of image categorizations and file names into camera memo data, which helps to cut down on the amount of time spent on post-shooting file organization.

Ricoh G900 Password Lock

The operation of the G900 can be completely or partially restricted by locking camera functions with a password. This can be done to all or some of the camera functions. Access to the camera, the menu, the internal memory, and the USB connection can all be locked, and access to the camera can be regained by either typing a password into the onscreen keyboard or scanning a barcode. Other functions that can be locked include the menu, the internal memory, and the USB connection.

You can create up to two passwords—one for a user and one for an administrator—and password protection extends to encrypting used SD memory cards to prevent images from being viewed by unauthorized parties if a card is lost or stolen.

Ricoh G900 Specs

Lens RICOH lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Focal Length
(in 35mm format equivalent)
5 – 25 mm
Approx. 28 – 140mm
Maximum ApertureF3.5(W) – F5.5(T)
ZoomOptical Zoom5X
Digital Zoomapprox. 8.1X
Intelligent Zoomapprox. 7X at 10M, approx. 40.5X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Motion Blur ReductionStillPixel Track SR, Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
MovieMovie shake reduction mode (Movie SR, Movie SR+)
FocusType9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range
(From lens face)
Standard:0.5m – infinity / 1.64ft. – infinity (entire zoom range)
Macro:0.1 – 0.6m / 0.33 – 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
1cm Macro:0.01 – 0.3m / 0.03 – 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus:available, 2.5m / 8.20ft. (Firefighting Mode)
Number of Effective pixelsApprox. 20 megapixels
Image Sensor1/2.3″ CMOS
Number of Recorded pixelsStillSize:L(20M), M(10M), S(5M), XS(3M), 2M, 1M, VGA •( ) in aspect 4:3.
• 2M and 1M are available only in the CALS mode.
Aspect:4:3, 3:2, 1:1
• In the CALS mode, the aspect ratio is fixed to 4:3.
Movie4K, 1920 , 1280
Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 – 25600)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light, L:Warm White), Ring light, Manual
DisplayType3.0″ LCD, approx. 1040K dots, AR Coating (Cover only)
AdjustmentsBrightness, Outdoor View Setting:±2 Steps
Exposure ControlMetering SystemMulti-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Compensation± 2EV (1/3EV steps)
Scene modesAuto Picture, Program, HDR, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Report, watermark, Firefighting, Skew Correct, Text, Zoom Macro, Haze removal, Depth of field composition
Playback modesSlideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Digital Filter(B&W/Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen, Recover File, Auto Image Rotation, Skew Correct
Shutter Speed1/4000 – 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter)
Built-in flashModesFlash-on and Flash-off modes.
“Red-eye” compensation function employs a pre-discharge.
Flash RangeWide:approx. 0.2 – 5.5m / 0.66 – 18 ft. (ISO Auto)
Tele:approx. 0.2 – 3.5m / 0.66 – 11 ft. (ISO Auto)
Drive ModesOne shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, M Continuous, S Continuous, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory (approx. 6.5GB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card,FlashAir™ Card
Power Source Rechargeable Battery DB-110
Battery lifeStill*1:approx. 340 shots (Rechargeable Battery)
Playback*2:approx. 260 min. (Rechargeable Battery)
GPSGPS, GLONASS, QZSS (Michibiki) + SBAS
GPS display mode:LAT/LON, UTM, MGRS
GPS logging, GPS lock, GPS time adjustment, GPS data imprint, UTC data imprint
Electronic CompassCompass heading:Cardinal, Degrees, Cardinal/Degrees Declination, Compass data imprint
InterfacesUSB3.0(Type-C), HDMI output terminal (Type D)
Water proof / DustproofEquivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities
DimensionsApprox. 118.2 (W) x 65.5 (H) x 33.1 (D)mm/4.7 (W) x 2.6 (H) x 1.3 (D) inches (including lens depth)
WeightApprox. 252g / 8.9 oz. (Included dedicated battery and SD memory card), Approx. 225g / 7.9 oz. (Body only)
Included AccessoriesRechargeable Battery DB-110, Battery Charger BJ-11,USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable I-USB173, Neck Strap, Macro Stand
LanguagesEnglish, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkey, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

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