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Ricoh G600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The image quality and design also get good feedback. The exposure and value for money get critical views, while there are some mixed views about the screen.

portability, design, image quality, battery, usability

value for money, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh G600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Ricoh G600 Review

 

If looks counted for anything, the Ricoh G600 would be the toughest camera around.

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Ricoh G600

 

The Ricoh G600 is a new 10.0 megapixel compact, tough point and shoot digital camera which is water and dust resistant as well as shock resistant making it an ideal camera for hard outdoor use. The G600 features a 28 … Continue reading →

Ready for the summer season this light-weight compact stands-up to the toughest of tests. Capable of surviving falls onto 26 surfaces, a dunk in water, sand and sub zero temperatures, the G600 continues to provide the same strong set of features as its...

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Ricoh G600

 

There are some surprisingly excellent features in the scene-modes. But the camera does lack an M-mode. The IQ really is pretty good, but I would not recommend big crops or shooting too often at high ISO's. Use up to ISO 100, and make the light work...

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Ricoh G600

 

Bought the Ricoh G600 specifically for use as a waterproof and robust camera that I could have with me all the time on a 10 day white-water rafting descent of Tasmania's Franklin River. I chose the G600 so that I could use the same DB60 batteries as...

No manual control, so ability to influence the picture is limited essentially to adjusting ISO and exposure compensation. Max aperture of 3.5 is a little limiting. The glass protecting the LCD created reflections in bright light (not that we got much...

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Ricoh G600

 

I am going back to Antarctica in October, so I thought an upgrade from the Ricoh 500G I used on the previous 2 trips was attractive because of the extra reach at the tele end of the zoom (though you lose the optical viewfinder), smaller size and...

Less sharp than earlier 500G ; Visible noise even at ISO 100

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Ricoh G600 review

 

Can Ricoh's G600 possibly be as rugged as it looks?

Shockroof and freezeroof ; Good zoom and wide-angle lens ; Great controls ; Excellent battery life

Only waterroof to 1m ; Exensive

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Ricoh G600

 

If you need a camera that can survive water, dust, cold and shocks then Ricoh has just the thing.

Ricoh's website makes much of the various international and military standards to which the G600 has been built, but the upshot is that it is designed to be waterproof to a depth of 1m, survive falls of 1.5 metres, and operate at temperatures down to...

Expert review by:

Ricoh G600 review

 

The G600 is waterproof down to 1m, dust- and sand-proof and can withstand drops from 1.5m.

Expert review by:

Ricoh G600 review

 

There are sexier tough cameras out there, but this one looks the industrial part and packs a number of hard-working features. Probably not one for the ski slopes, but certainly worth taking to work for decent pictures

Robust design ; Surprising amount of functions ; Clever battery feature

Not terribly sexy

Conclusion While it wears its industrial toughness on its sleeve, the G600 just isn't half as sexy as Olympus' comparably tough mju 850 and its ilk. It's like Frank Bruno squaring off against James Bond: there's no doubt he's rugged, but he's simply...

Expert review by:

Ricoh G600

 

Though the G600 might be better suited for on-the-job shooting than a life on the snow slopes, it's still not a bad camera.

Robust design ; Surprising amount of functions ; Clever battery feature

Not terribly sexy

Conclusion While it wears its industrial toughness on its sleeve, the G600 just isn't as sexy as Olympus' waterproof, shockproof couplet of the Tough Smart 1050SW and the Tough Lite 850SW. It's like Frank Bruno squaring off against James Bond: there's...

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Product Specifications

The outdoors, such as the ocean, mountains and rivers, are full of photo opportunities. G600 is a camera that you can use with assurance in even such challenging scenes. The compact but tough body that can withstand water, dirt and impact can be used smartly and with preeminent ease in various situations. Ricoh's excellent technology provides clear image quality and high-grade photography functions that can be powerful tools in vigorous and challenging scenes.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Ricoh DB-60

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:2.7in
Weight:9.2oz
Width:4.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Ricoh
Model:G600
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.5
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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