G700 FAQs - By Product

[Question] What is the difference between G700, and G600 or Caplio 500Gwide ?

See the following comparison chart.

[Image sensor / Lens]

Items G700 G600 Caplio 500Gwide
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 12.10 million pixels (12.40 million pixels) 10.00 million pixels (10.30 million pixels) 8.13 million pixels (8.30 million pixels)
Image sensor 1/2.3" primary-color CCD 1/2.3" primary-color CCD 1/1.8" primary-color CCD
Focal length f = 5.0 - 25 mm f = 5.0 - 25 mm f = 5.8 - 17.4 mm
28 - 140 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent) 28 - 140 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent) 28 - 85 mm (35 mm film cameras equivalent)
F-Aperture F: 3.5 (wide) - 5.5 (telephoto) F: 3.5 (wide) - 5.5 (telephoto) F: 2.5 (wide) - 4.3 (telephoto)
Shooting distance Approx. 0.3 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 0.5 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Approx. 0.3 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 0.5 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Approx. 0.3 meter - infinity (wide)
Approx. 1.0 meter - infinity (telephoto)
Macro range Wide : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity Wide : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity Wide : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity
Telephoto : approx. 0.15 meter - infinity Telephoto : approx. 0.15 meter - infinity Telephoto : approx. 0.1 meter - infinity
Zoom macro : approx. 0.01 meter - infinity (From the front of the camera)
Lens construction 11 elements in 9 groups + 1 prism 11 elements in 9 groups + 1 prism 9 elements in 7 groups
Optical zoom 5 x 5 x 3 x
Digital zoom 4 x 4 x 4 x
Auto Resize zoom *a1 6.3 x 5.7 x 5.7 x
Combination with optical zoom : up to 31.5x (882 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent) Combination with optical zoom : up to 28.5x (798 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent) Combination with optical zoom : up to 28.5x (798 mm / 35 mm filmcameras equivalent)
Optical view finder N/A N/A Available
Filter diameter 37 mm 37 mm 37 mm

  • *a1) Auto resize zoom works with the maximum image size only.

[Photograph features of camera]

Items G700 G600 Caplio 500Gwide
Startup time *b1 Approx. 1.5 sec. Approx. 1.5 sec. Approx. 1.2 sec.
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) Digital image stabilizer Digital image stabilizer Blur reduction (making ISO sensitivity higher)
Shutter speed (Still images) 8, 4, 2, 1 ~ 1/1500 sec. *b2 8, 4, 2, 1 ~ 1/1500 sec. *b2 8, 4, 2, 1 ~ 1/2000 sec. *b2
Shutter speed (Movies) 1/30 ~ 1/10000 sec. 1/30 ~ 1/10000 sec. 1/30 ~ 1/20000 sec.
Shooting interval *b3 Approx. 2.0 sec. Approx. 2.0 sec. Approx. 1.3 sec.
Shooting modes (mode dial) • Auto shooting mode
• SCENE mode
• My Setting mode
• CALS mode
• Auto shooting mode
• SCENE mode
• My Setting mode
• CALS mode
• Still image mode
• CALS mode
• Movie mode
• Voice Memo mode
CALS mode Available (image size selectable) Available (image size selectable) Available (1280 x 960)
SCENE modes • HIGH SENS
• FIREFIGHTING
• SKEW COR MODE
• TEXT MODE
• ZOOM MACRO
• MOVIE
• HIGH SENS
• FIREFIGHTING
• SKEW COR MODE
• TEXT MODE
• ZOOM MACRO
• MOVIE
(with SCENE button)
• HIGH SENS
• FIREFIGHTING
• SKEW COR MODE
• TEXT MODE
• ZOOM MACRO
Focus modes • Multi AF (CCD method)
• Spot AF (CCD method)
• Manual Focus
• Snap
• ∞ (infinity)
• Multi AF (CCD method)
• Spot AF (CCD method)
• Manual Focus
• Snap
• ∞ (infinity)
• Multi AF
• Spot AF
• Manual Focus
• Snap
• ∞ (infinity)
Flash control range (W) Approx. 0.2 ~ 10 m
(T) Approx. 0.4 ~ 6.2 m
(W) Approx. 0.2 ~ 4.0 m
(T) Approx. 0.28 ~ 4.0 m
(W) Approx. 0.2 ~ 3.0 m
(T) Approx. 0.28 ~ 3.0 m
with FLASH ON(10M) *b4 with FLASH ON(10M) *b4 with ISO Auto or ISO 800
Flash modes Auto / Red-eye flash / Flash On / Flash On (10M) *b4 / Flash Synchro. / Flash Off Auto / Red-eye flash / Flash On / Flash On (10M) *b4 / Flash Synchro. / Flash Off Auto / Red-eye flash / Flash On / Flash Synchro. / Flash Off
Edit Detection feature *b5 Available Available N/A
Level setting Available N/A N/A
Step zoom 6 steps : 28 / 35 / 50 / 85 / 105 / 140 6 steps : 28 / 35 / 50 / 85 / 105 / 140 4 steps : 28 / 35 / 50 / 85
ISO sensitivity / selectable value ISO AUTO / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 ISO AUTO / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 ISO AUTO / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Movies Available Available Available
Movie size (fps) *b6 1280 x 720,
640 x 480,
320 x 240
(30 fps)
640 x 480,
320 x 240
(30 fps)
320 x 240
160 x 120
(30/15 fps)
Still image with sound N/A N/A Available
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Available Available Available
Multi shooting speed Max. 1.1 frames / sec. Max. 1.1 frames / sec. Max. 3.8 frames / sec.
Grid Guide Display options (framing grid at shooting) Available (3 options) Available (1 option) Available (1 option)
Histogram Display options Available Available Available
Information Display mode *b7 Available N/A N/A
Display Date/Time at startup *b8 Available N/A N/A

  • *b1)Without flash, recorded to the internal memory (with our own test conditions)
  • *b2)Upper / lower limit for available shutter speeds vary depending on the shooting mode or the flash mode.
  • *b3)Without flash, image stabilizer, and edit detection (with our own test conditions)
  • *b4)The flash always fires with a range of 10 meters at the wide side. At the tele side, it fires with the range of 6.2 meters.
  • *b5)This feature allows you to show if a still image has been edited after shooting. This feature works when enabling this option before shooting.
    [What is the Edit Detection feature ?]
  • *b6)fps stands for frame per second. It is 30 frames with the G700/G600. With the Caplio 500Gwide, you have options of 30 fps or 15 fps in each size.
  • *b7)The shooting information is not displayed over the subject, you can more easily compose your shot.
  • *b8)This is the feature to display the current time and date when the camera turns on with a shooting mode.

[Playback features of camera]

Items G700 G600 Caplio 500Gwide
Resize images Available Available Available
Trimming images Available N/A N/A
Image rotation Auto Rotate Rotation (manually in playback mode) N/A
Contrast Correction Available (adjustable in 5 levels for brightness and contrast) Available (adjustable in 5 levels for brightness and contrast) N/A
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 12 frames view 3 frames or 12 frames view
Display by captured date Available N/A N/A
Display of enlarged image Available Available N/A
Recover file *c1 Available Available N/A

  • *c1)This feature allows you to recover files after deletion. (Deleted files cannot be restored after performing several operations, such as ; Power off / Edited in the camera / Formatting / switched to a shooting mode from the playback mode.)

[Other features of camera]

Items G700 G600 Caplio 500Gwide
Picture display (LCD) 3.0 inch TFT LCD / approx. 920,000 dots 2.7 inch TFT LCD / approx. 230,000 dots 2.5 inch TFT LCD / approx. 150,000 dots
Test for Shock resistant feature *d1 200 cm 150 cm 100 cm
Water resistant feature JIS/IEC protection grade 8 compliant JIS/IEC protection grade 7 compliant JIS/IEC protection grade 7 compliant
Dust resistant feature JIS/IEC protection grade 6 compliant JIS/IEC protection grade 6 compliant JIS/IEC protection grade 6 compliant
Underwater photography Available depths of up to 5 meters / up to 2 hours Available depths of up to 1 meters / up to 30 minutes Available depths of up to 1 meters / up to 30 minutes
Camera lock / Password protection *d2 Available N/A N/A
Password setting *d3 Available N/A N/A
My Setting registrations Available (on mode dial) Available (on mode dial) Available (in setup menu)
Feature assignment to the ADJ. button Available N/A N/A
Camera memo feature Available Available Available
Camera memo imprint *d4 Available N/A N/A
Bar code memo feature *d5 Available N/A N/A
Voice memo Available (up to 30 minutes) N/A Available (up to 8 minutes)
Built-in memory Approx. 103 MB Approx. 52 MB Approx. 26 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB Up to 8 GB Not supported
SD WORM card *d6 Supported (128 MB / 1 GB) Not supported Not supported
Rechargeable battery DB-65 (included) DB-60 (included) DB-43 (included)
Battery charger BJ-6 (included) BJ-6 (included) BJ-2e (included)
Dry cell battery AAA type battery x 2 (Alkaline battery / Nickel-Hydrogen battery) AAA type battery x 2 (Alkaline battery / Nickel-Hydrogen battery) AA type battery x 2 (Alkaline battery / Nickel-Hydrogen battery)
Shooting capacity *d7
with rechargeable battery
Approx. 360 pictures Approx. 360 pictures Approx. 400 pictures
Shooting capacity *d8
with dry cell (Alkaline) batteries
Approx. 40 pictures Approx. 60 pictures Approx. 80 pictures
Date maintain time Approx. 3 days Approx. 3 days Approx. 1 week
Weight of the camera *d9 Approx. 280 g Approx. 260 g Approx. 400 g
Operating temperature / humidity -10 °C ~ 40 °C / 90 % or less -10 °C ~ 40 °C / 85 % or less -10 °C ~ 40 °C / 85 % or less
Storage temperature -20 °C ~ 60 °C -20 °C ~ 60 °C -20 °C ~ 60 °C
PictBridge printing Available Available Available

  • *d1)Tested compliant with US Department of Defense 'MIL Standard 810F Method 516.5 Procedure IV'. Tested with power On/Off with G700, tested with power Off with G600/500Gwide. No warranty is given as to no damage or no failure.
  • *d2)Setting the protection allows the camera lock to set a limit for camera operations.
    [How to set a limit to camera usage (camera lock)]


  • *d3)Password is used to release the protection. [Barcode] or [Keyboard] options are available for this setting.
  • *d4)This feature is to stamp the memo on images.
  • *d5)The camera can read a bar code to use the camera memo.
  • *d6)SD WORM cards (SanDisk SD WORM card) are for business use that requires the managing of modifying or deleting data of captured images.
    [What is an SD WORM card ?]

  • *d7)With each rechargeable battery. Number of pictures measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.
  • *d8)With dry cell batteries from Panasonic that is compliant with CIPA standard parameters. Number of pictures measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.
  • *d9)Without batteries, an SD card, or a strap.

[PC connections / software]

When you connect the camera to a computer:

 
Only the USB connection is available. Serial connection is not supported.
It is required a computer that is pre-installed with a supported OS version in the following chart, and that has a USB port as standard.
For downloading pictures to a computer, the installation CD that comes with a camera contains the software for Windows only. For Macintosh, no software from Ricoh is required to download pictures. See the FAQ here for the details.
The following is the mass storage compatibility chart for each operating system.

[PC connections / Mass storage compatibility]
Items G700 G600 Caplio 500Gwide
Windows 7 (64 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows 7 (32 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows Vista (32 bit)
Supported Supported Supported
Windows XP (32 bit)
Supported Supported Supported
Windows 2000 Supported Supported Supported
Windows Me Not supported Supported Supported
Windows 98 Not supported Not supported Not supported
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.1.2 Supported Supported Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Not supported Supported Supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported Not supported Not supported

Chart below shows the compatibility on the software that is bundled with the G700.

[Supported OS for supplied software] *For Windows only
OS version G700
Windows 7 (64 bit / 32 bit)
Windows Vista (32 bit only)
Windows XP (32 bit only)
Supported
Windows 2000 Other than Media Browser : Supported
Media Browser : Not supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported

[Supplied software]
*For Windows only
Software Description
DL-10 Download pictures collectively to your computer.
List Editor Create memo lists.
ME1 View and manage pictures with camera memo.
Media Browser from Pixela Picture viewing and edit software
EC1 Software for edit detection. Used to determine if captured images with Edit Detection On are edited
EX1 Rename files according to memo descriptions or export memos as CSV, XML, or text.
 
Answer ID: g07000
Date created: August 24, 2010
Date modified: September 24, 2010
Product: G700
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Category: Hardware specifications
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