Excerpt: Bought the Ricoh G600 specifically for use as a waterproof and robust camera that I could have with me all the time on a 10 day white-water rafting descent of Tasmania’s Franklin River. I chose the G600 so that I could use the same DB60 batteries as the GRD and R4 (as well as AAAs). Camera worked fine in all situations. G600 appears designed for simplicity and it is easy to use with gloves on – shake the water off and snap away.
Excerpt: I am going back to Antarctica in October, so I thought an upgrade from the Ricoh 500G I used on the previous 2 trips was attractive because of the extra reach at the tele end of the zoom (though you lose the optical viewfinder), smaller size and lighter weight, and the couple of extra megapixels (should give a bit extra detail for enlargement). I've just donesome comparison shots between the two (a large bookshelf in my study, using flash at ISO100).