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It is designed to withstand water, dirt and impact making it an ideal choice for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Pros

takes great pictures, especially in proper light

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includes powerful flash and a hotshoe for external flash

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easy to use controls - great for use with gloves

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backup AAA battery capabilities

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highly ruggedized design - built to military standards, waterproof to 1m, survives 1.5m falls, operates at -10C

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starts up and shuts down extremely quickly

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no optical image stabilization

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very expensive

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noisy images

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large and heavy

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not pretty

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The Ricoh G600 is a compact digital camera that is designed to withstand water, dirt and impact making it an ideal choice for the outdoor enthusiast. It has a 28 - 140mm lens with 5x optical zoom with a 10 megapixel 1/2.3 type CCD all encompassed in a rugged water resistant case. The macro mode lets you get as close as 1cm from your subject letting you get in on the finest details while the blur correction helps give clear images even in low light. It has a 2.7 inch wide-angle monitor that is excellent for outdoor visibility. The ADJ button simiplies camera settings for various scenarios and the image brightness and contrast correction function gives optimum image brightness and saved as a seperate file. Other features include skew correction, PictBridge compatibility, USB connection and a 360 picture rechargable battery with backup AAA battery capability.

Specifications
  • Number of Effective Pixels(camera): Approx. 10 million pixels
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3" CCD (total 10.3 million pixels)
  • Lens:
    • Focal Length: 5.0 mm to 25 mm (equivalent to 28 mm to 140 mm on a 35 mm camera)
    • F-aperture: F3.5 (wide angle) to F5.5 (telephoto)
    • Shooting Distance:
      • Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm to infinity (wide-angle) or Approx. 50 cm to infinity (telephoto) (from the front of the camera)
      • Macro shooting: Approx. 1 cm to infinity (wide-angle) or approx. 15 cm to infinity (telephoto) (from the front of the camera)
    • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups plus 1 prism
  • Zoom Magnification:
    • Optical zoom: 5.0 times (focal length equivalent to 28 mm to 140 mm on a 35 mm camera)
    • Digital zoom: 4.0 times, up to 20.0 times (560 mm equivalent) in combination with optical zoom
    • Auto resize zoom: 5.7 times, up to 28.5 times (798 mm equivalent) in combination with optical zoom
  • Focus Mode: Multi AF (CCD method)/Spot AF (CCD method)/Manual Focus/Snap/infinity(with focus lock and AF aux. light)
  • Image Stabilizer: Digital image stabilizer
  • Shutter Speed:
    • Still Image: 8, 4, 2, 1 to 1/1500 seconds
    • Movie: 1/30 to 1/10000 seconds
  • Exposure Control:
  • Exposure Metering Mode: Multi Light Metering (256 segments) / Center-weighted Light Metering/Spot Metering (TTL-CCD metering and AE lock possible)
  • Exposure Mode: Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation: Manual exposure compensation (+2.0 to -2.0 EV in 1/3 EV Steps), Auto bracket function (-0.5 EV, ±0, +0.5 EV)
  • ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity): AUTO / ISO64 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600 / ISO3200
  • White Balance Mode: AUTO / OUTDOORS / CLOUDY / INCANDESCENT LAMP/INCANDESCENT LAMP 2 / FLUORESCENT LAMP/MANUAL SETTINGS, WB-BKT function
  • Flash:
    • Flash Mode: AUTO (fires automatically in low-light conditions and when the subject is backlit)/RED-EYE FLASH/FLASH ON/FLASH ON (10M)/ FLASH SYNCHRO/FLASH OFF
    • Built-in Flash Range: Approx. 20 cm to 10.0 m (wide-angle), approx. 40 cm to 6.2 m (telephoto) (ISO Auto, from the front of the camera)
  • Picture Display: 2.7" Transparent amorphous silicon TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels
  • Shooting Mode: Auto shooting mode/Scene mode (HIGH SENS/FIREFIGHTING/SKEW COR MODE/TEXT MODE/ZOOM MACRO/MOVIE)/My Settings mode/CALS mode
  • Picture Quality Mode: F (Fine), N (Normal)
  • Number of Recorded Pixels:
    • Still Image:
      • [4:3] 3648 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200,1280 x 960, 640 x 480
      • [3:2] 3648 x 2432
    • Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240
    • Text: 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
  • Recording Media: SD memory card (3.3 V 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB), SDHC memory card (4 GB, 8 GB),internal memory (approx. 52 MB)
  • Storage Capacity(Internal: approx.52MB):
    • Still Image: 3648 x 2736 F: 13 N: 23, 3648 x 2432 F: 15, 3264 x 2448 N: 28, 2592 x 1944 N: 45, 2048 x 1536 N: 65, 1600 x 1200 N: 83, 1280 x 960 F: 66 N:123, 640 x 480 N: 416
    • Movie: 640 x 480 21seconds, 320 x 240 1 minute 6 seconds
  • Recording File Format:  
    • Still Image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21)
    • Text: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21)
    • Movie: AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
  • Other Major Shooting Functions: Multi-shot, Self-timer (operation time: approx. 10 seconds, approx. 2 seconds), Interval shooting (shooting interval: 5 seconds to 3 hours, in 5-second increments), Histogram, Grid guide, Enlarge photo icon
  • Other Major Playback Functions: Grid view, Enlarged display (maximum 16x), Resize, Correct contrast
  • Interface: USB 2.0 Mini-B, High-Speed USB, Mass storage compatible
  • Power Source: Rechargeable Battery (DB-60) x1, AC adapter (AC-4c Optional), AAA Alkaline Battery x 2, AAA Nickel-Hydrogen Battery x 2, AAA Oxyride Battery x 2
  • Battery Consumption: Based on CIPA standards DB-60 usage: approx. 360 pictures AAA Alkaline battery usage: approx. 60 pictures
  • Dimensions: 116.5 mm(W) x 68.0 mm(H) x 32.0 mm/approx. 29.1 mm at thinnest (D),excluding projecting parts
  • Weight: Approx. 260 g (excluding battery, SD memory card, and strap), accessories (battery/strap) approx. 47 g
  • Water Resistance/Dust Resistance: JIS/IEC waterproof grade 7, shooting at a water depth of approx. 1 m JIS/IEC dustproof grade 6(IP67)
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to 40°C 
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