As well as being compared against other digicams, the Ricoh RDC-7 is also often compared to compacts. The Ricoh RDC-7's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix 3800) and Olympus (such as the C-1)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh RDC-7 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (2" vs 1.8") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (200k dots vs 62k dots).

However, on average it is older (february 2000 vs august 2002) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix 3800

Fujifilm FinePix 3800
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 3800 (vs the RDC-7)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 3800 (vs the RDC-7)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the 3800 and RDC-7

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh RDC-7 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2" vs 1.5"), has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1/3.2" 4.54x3.42mm) and slightly longer exposures (8 seconds vs 1/2 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (135×27×74 mm) vs compact (110×62×34 mm)), is older (february 2000 vs march 2001), is thicker (2.9" vs 1.3") and is much heavier (320 g vs 190 g).

Olympus C-1

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the C-1 (vs the RDC-7)

  • Much smaller: Compact (110×62×34 mm) vs Mid size (135×27×74 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.9"
  • Much lighter: 190 g vs 320 g

Significant disadvantages of the C-1 (vs the RDC-7)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"

common strengths of the C-1 and RDC-7

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel