Ricoh launches heavy-duty G900 compact for industrial use

Ricoh G900

Alongside the exciting new GR III, Ricoh has launched a replacement for its G800 industrial-strength compact camera, launched way back in 2014. The new G900 is designed for industrial sites, disaster-relief situations and other challenging workplaces. It’s for a market where photography is information-gathering rather than an artistic pursuit.

The G900 is also crushproof against weights of up to 100kgf (kilogram force) and incorporates a protective reinforced glass element to the front surface of its lens and protectors at crucial parts of the body. Ricoh says it’s highly resistant to chemicals such as ethanol, sodium hypochlorite, and the liquid chlorine dioxide solutions used as fungicidal food additives.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at