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Ricoh RDC I700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and image quality. The screen and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the responsiveness and battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, value for money, screen, image quality, portability

viewfinder, performance, battery, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh RDC I700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Digital Cameras - Ricoh RDC-i700 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The Ricoh RDC-i700 is nothing if not unique. It combines aspects of computer and camera into a one-of-a-kind hybrid. As such, it's a bit of a jack of all trades, master of none. It takes good 3 megapixel photos, but you'll find camera-only products...

We have to say though, that the RDC-i700 is really best viewed in exactly the way Ricoh bills it: As an "Image Capturing Device", rather than a "Camera". It's really more of a portable image-capture & manipulation computer system than a "camera" as...

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh RDC-i700 (AssetBurned, 8 Dec 03)


I bought this camera 2002 and i´m... let´s say happy with it. It´s my 4 Digital Camera. The camera makes good picturers but there ist always a Message "Slow shutter" wich is iritating because there is no way to do a "Fast shutter". the camera has the...

Con ; no support of ; Iomega Click! or Secure Digital Cards ; No FAT 32 support, so you can´t use memorycards above 2GB ; Do not update to a firmware above 1.31! all of this firmwares limit the move function to just some seconds. with 1.31 you could...

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh RDC-i700 (Mark Horb, 21 Mar 02)





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Owners Opinion: Ricoh RDC-i700 (Raymond Chan, 2 Nov 01)


Just bought this camera in Nov 2001. The images are very sharp, especially in the macro mode. One thing this camera doesn't have is a full-manual control or aperture control. However, it does come with an intervalo timer and the shutter speed can go...

Talking about the cardphone, I got the Nokia Cardphone 2.0 which is supposed to be supported by the camera, but somehow or rather, I can't seem to get it to connect to my webserver.....can anyone help ? Even if you manage to read this article 6 months...

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh RDC-i700 (Denis Hogan, 17 Sep 01)


Disappointed in quality of Pic compared to DC4800.

Saved to Tiff for high quality but Photoshop & other packages caanot read it

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh RDC-i700 (Michael Gurr, 4 Jan 01)


Having an RDC 5000 for a year I found the 'flat slab' RDC-i700 difficult to come to terms with. The strongest point for me is the ability to use a strong flash as against the normal mode. The weakest point is the flimsy cover over the USB connector...

Difficulty in setting up PC software

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh RDC-i700 (rco, 13 Oct 00)


The best camera in this moment for me.

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Ricoh RDC i700


A high-end digicam with the ability to wirelessly upload images and email.

Web browser; e-mail client; touch-screen display; PCMCIA slot; 6MB of internal memory; supports LAN, wireless, and dial-up connections; intuitive user interface

Expensive; small, uninformative viewfinder

The Ricoh RDC-i700 combines digital imaging with wireless functionality. If connectivity is what you're after and money is no object, it's a great all-in-one solution.

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Ricoh RDC-i700


The Ricoh RDC-i700 combines digital imaging with wireless functionality. If connectivity is what you're after and money is no object, it's a great all-in-one solution.

Web browser ; e-mail client ; touch-screen display ; PCMCIA slot ; 6MB of internal memory ; supports LAN, wireless, and dial-up connections ; intuitive user interface

Expensive ; small, uninformative viewfinder

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Ricoh RDC-i700 digital camera


The Ricoh i700 is one of the first of a new breed of cameras appearing that do far more than just take pictures. Several are available like the i700, that also shoot moving pictures, capture text and record sound, but the i700 goes a few stages...

The i700 is big and comparatively heavy so you may not even give it a second glance on the dealer's shelf. But look again because you'll find this Ricoh has a fantastic range of features in a very versatile body. If you're a business user and need a...


Product Specifications

In today's e-conomy, the value of information is measured by how quickly it's communicated. If your workflow involves images, your ability to communicate just took a quantum leap forward. Ricoh's RDC-i700 combines digital imaging and the power of the Internet so that you may capture sounds or videos and instantly share them wirelessly with anyone, at anytime, from anywhere. You'll be amazed just how much the RDC-i700 can do for you and your company. From an image-quality standpoint, the RDC-i700 is unmatched. With the RDC-i700 you can travel light and still do it all. You can annotate stills with handwriting and sound and integrate them into HTML files. And then you can upload them to your web site. Create and publish web pages, send and receive e-mail with attachments, edit images, FTP files, surf the Internet, or send a fax - all directly from the camera's touch screen. This solution is a powerful new approach to image communication. The RDC-i700 fulfills Ricoh's vision of digital imaging for the 21st century corporate environment.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / PC Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auto mode lock / Macro / Text

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh RDC

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6/F/2.6-3.4
Max Focal Length:21.9mm
Min Focal Length:7.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Special Functions:Macro
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.3Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None

Optical Viewfinder


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:3.2
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 150 / ISO 200 / ISO 400/ISO 200 / ISO 400
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical