A Camera for the Hard-Working Professional. Camera performance equal to the demands of the harshest worksite. Vastly more efﬁcient on-site information management.
In addition to approximately 20 effective megapixels, 5× optical zoom, and the water-, dust-, and shock-resistance demanded of equipment used on construction worksites, the RICOH G900 oﬀers an electronic survey slate and security features to meet the varied needs of the hard-working professional. With features for taking pictures securely and reliably and managing them efficiently, this work-site camera is sure to increase productivity.
*All focal lengths in this RICOH G900 product page are 35 mm format equivalents.
Tough enough for the roughest worksite
Tough body with heightened impact resistance passes the 2.1m drop test
Although it is light and compact, the RICOH G900 features a tempered front lens element and protection at key points, tough enough to withstand the Pentagon MIL-Standard 810F 2.1m (6.9ft) drop test on all 26 sides (6 faces, 8 corners, and 12 edges) even when the power is on.
IPX 8 water resistance, good to depths of 20m for up to 2 hours
With Class 8 JIS/IEC water resistance, the RICOH G900 can take photographs for 2 hours at depths of 20m (66ft). Use it on wet worksites or in the rain or the dirt can be rinsed off.
Toughness that shines on harsh jobs
Class 6 JIS/IEC dust resistance keeps out dust and sand. Able to withstand temperatures as cold as -10°C (14°F), the RICOH G900 can be used in cold environments.
Worry-free usage with sodium hypochlorite, ethanol, or liquid chlorine dioxide disinfectants
The RICOH G900 can be used with ethanol, sodium hypochlorite, and liquid chlorine dioxide disinfectants, allowing it to be used worry-free in medical facilities or on production lines.
Support for filters
Third-party 37mm filters can be attached to the lens to protect it from condensation and scratches.
Wide, long neck strap
Long enough to be worn across the chest, the strap is broad and rugged. Camera can also be hanged vertically as it can also be worn around the neck so that the camera can easily be placed in a breast pocket.
Easy to hold, easy to use
The large grip guides your fingers into a position where you can support the camera naturally. Additionally the mode dial and other controls are designed for ease of use with gloves.
With 5× optical zoom, a lens that handles a range of subjects
Compose shots freely with 5× optical zoom
Featuring a 28-140mm lens with 5× optical zoom and a field of view wider than that of a typical 35 mm lens, the RICOH G900 is perfect for shooting indoors and in other locations where there is little room to step back , yet also takes telephoto shots in its stride.
Wide conversion lenses
Use a conversion lens for wider shots at a focal length equivalent to 22mm. When attached, conversion lenses provide JIS Class 7 water resistance and are so slim that the extra length is almost unnoticeable.
*Unable to shoot underwater.
Note: When used with a wide conversion lens, the flash will not illuminate objects at the edges of
the frame and parts of any shots taken with the flash will be dark.
New image processing engine and back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Take clear shots of dimly-lit worksites. 20 effective megapixels ensures that details show clearly even after pictures are cropped. The latest image sensor and image processing engine can handle a wide variety of scenes, from long shots to close-ups, even under at night or under low light.
Internal memory approx.6.5GB of image storage
The camera features internal memory with space enough for 856* images. You can keep shooting without worrying even when the memory card is full.
* At settings of 5184 × 3888 (L)
Wide-angle 3.0-inch, 1,040k-dot monitor is easy to read, indoors and out
The large, high-resolution (3.0” , aspect ratio of 3:2, approximately 1,040k-dot) monitor features a cover with an anti-reflective(AR) coating that makes it easy to view even outdoors in bright sunlight. The new outdoor view feature lets you quickly adjust brightness in response to ambient lighting conditions for an even better viewing experience.
The camera uses clear-rendering outline fonts for composite images created using electronic survey slates.
The ADJ button provides quick access to camera settings, including exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity.
Note: The ADJ button functions as a camera memo button when camera memo settings are enabled.
Select modes quickly and easily using the mode dial
For example, selecting Digital Microscope mode, which illuminates the ring lights for photos at distances as close as 1cm, is as simple as rotating the mode dial. Frequently-used settings can be assigned to the U1 and U2 positions on the mode dial for quick recall.
Recall saved settings at the twist of a dial
Saved settings for different scenes can be recalled instantly imply by rotating the mode dial to U1 or U2.
4K resolution for sharper movies
Shoot movies in 4K (frame size 3840×2160 pixels, 30 fps) for high-resolution footage that gives you an overall view of a big construction site, for example, or helps you grasp the relative positions of various objects.
Note: The camera can record up to approximately 25 minutes or 4GB of footage per shot.
Adjustable ring light
The lens is surrounded by a six-LED ring light. You can choose which LEDs light and adjust their brightness to get clear shots showing fine details such as the model numbers on small parts or scratches in walls or floors.
Tweaks for on-site photography and photo management
Button hold options prevent unintended operation
To avoid unintended operation such as accidental menu display or the camera turning on during transport, use the menus to reduce the response speed of the power and menu buttons.
Users have a choice of three options for naming the folders used to store images: standard, user-selected, or by date.
Display folder at startup
While starting up, the camera displays the current folder together with the images it contains.
Display date at startup
The RICOH G900 displays the date from startup until the shutter release button is pressed, helping you catch errors in the camera clock before they are recorded with your pictures.
Pitch and roll indicators help keep the camera level
The camera’ s built-in electronic level with pitch and roll indicators can be used to keep the camera level.
Users can select the four-letter prefix used to name files. Files can be named accoxo the photographer or departmental rules to help simplify image management.
Varied functions for a variety of situations
Embedded Image Clips
Image Clip shooting flow
Pictures can be described using embedded image clips. For example, you can write the location, photographer, measurements, and other information on a slate, photograph it, and then embed the photo in subsequent shots. You can choose the embedded image’s location (top, bottom, left, or right) and size (large, medium, or small).
Equipped with GPS and an electronic compass
The onboard GPS and electronic compass record the current location and heading with each picture taken for highly accurate positioning no matter what the time or place. The RICOH G900 supports GPS, the Japanese Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS, also known as Michibiki), and GLONASS, can use signals from Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS), and can record track log entries once a second for both photos and movies. Set the camera clock using GPS or use the “GPS memory” button to record the locations of selected targets.
Compare images with Watermark Options
Use existing pictures as a template when composing new photos. Template transparency can be selected from 20, 40, 60, and 80 percent, or photos with the same composition as the template can be compared side-by-side. One way in which this feature can be used is for before and after shots on construction sites.
Select “Skew Correct Mode” to reduce the effects of perspective when photographing signs, business cards, and other rectangular subjects from an angle. The camera also records the uncorrected photos. Users have the option of displaying guides to help correct skew.
Image processing is used to reduce the effects of mist or haze for sharper images in ports or among the mountains.
Fires are a challenge for autofocus. Firefighting mode fixes focus at 2.5m and heightens ISO sensitivity and sharpness.
Depth-of-field composites (focus stacking)
Use focus stacking to create images where every part of the subject, from front to back, is in focus.
The camera takes photos at preset intervals. Choose from intervals of 10 seconds to 99 minutes (interval-timer photography) or 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes (time-lapse movies).
Support for FlashAir memory cards
Using a FlashAir card* (a SD memory card with built-in wireless LAN), you can upload pictures from the worksite to a distant office or the like. The card’ s wireless LAN can now be enabled or disabled from the camera, helping reduce the drain on the battery.
*Toshiba SD-UWA series W04 FlashAir SDHC/SDXC memory cards (available separately from third-party suppliers; for information on using FlashAir cards, see the FlashAir manual).
Security Features for Reducing Risk in Facilities Inspection, Government, and Banking
Password protection can be applied to the entire camera or only to one or more selected features, including the menus, internal memory, or USB connections. SDHC and SDXC memory cards can also be password protected, reducing the risk of data leaks.
Linking Camera Memos for Improved Efficiency in the Construction and Infrastructure Maintenance Industries
The G900’s camera memo feature can be used to add pre-prepared information to images, such as text identifying work tasks. Explanatory text, voice memos, reference drawings, and other data can be linked to photographs to streamline sort and search operations.
Password protection restricts access to a variety of camera functions
Password-protect the entire camera or internal memory or require a password only for USB access or to modify camera settings. Access can be granted by scanning a password barcode or entering the password using the camera’ s onscreen keyboard.
Password protection for memory cards
Two types of SD memory cards can be password protected: SDHC and SDXC. Password-protecting memory cards prevents images falling into the wrong hands should the card be lost or stolen.
Memory card password-entry dialog
Note: Do not forget your password. Password-protection cannot be removed by support personnel.
Note: Password protection has been tested and approved for use with Panasonic, Toshiba, and SanDisk SDHC and SDXC memory cards of up to 256 GB capacity.
Create up to two passwords
Create separate user and administrator passwords. The administrator can restrict access to functions used on-site, for example to prevent unintended changes to camera settings when the camera is used in the workplace.
Reducing the work for sorting files with Camera memos
Hard-to-identify images can be clearly labeled with written descriptions in the form of camera memos saved simultaneously with the picture and consisting of up to 100 items of 999 lines each, each with descriptions of up to 128 characters. Choose from multiple camera memo lists, which can be stored in the camera's internal memory.
Note: Camera memo lists can be created using the supplied LE2 software.
Versatile functions help you manage and sort images after shooting
Here are some features that will greatly reduce your post-shooting workload when it comes to such tasks as data management and manually sorting images by viewing them one at a time.
Categorize images automatically
Import memo data and use it to categorize images automatically, reducing the work involved in sorting files after shooting.
Note: Requires the supplied DL-20 and EX2 software.
Sorting and searching are a snap
Rename files automatically based on memo contents to streamline sort and search operations. Files can also be renamed based on information read from barcodes.
Note: Requires the supplied EX2 software.
Barcodes help with memo and password entry
The RICOH G900 reads linear and matrix barcodes. Barcodes can be stored as camera memos that can help with such tasks as managing goods for distribution and preventing patient mix-ups at medical institutions.
Note: Reading barcodes requires a camera memo list.
Camera memos make generating reports a snap
It's easy to generate handy reports with memos. No need to write them out by hand̶simply print them and use them in statements or reports.
Note: Requires the supplied ME1 software.
Stamp memo data on pictures
Camera memo data can be stamped on images so that their content can be verified as text.
Link related images with image clips
For example, you can clip shots of survey data onto worksite photos so that the relationship between the photos and the survey data is clear when the photos are viewed. Users can choose a clip size that suits their needs; options range from 3M to VGA.
Note: Requires the supplied ME2 software.
Add camera memos to movies
Simplify movie file management with camera memos that can be viewed using the supplied ME2 software. The technique for adding memos to movies is as same as for photos.
Add temporary voice memos to pictures
Up to 30 seconds of voice data can be recorded when a photo is taken. Use this feature to add temporary memos giving onsite survey data and other up-to-the-minute information.