This G600 might be better or worse compared to the 400G Wide, depending on if you think that the 400G wide too bulky. http://ebay.co.uk/itm/Ricoh-G600-10-0-M ... 25aa1bece9
The G600 is clearly a little smaller but not as small as the PX. 400G have a small edge in image quality over these two when viewing images in full size. Only 3mp though I don't need more than that myself.
There is also a Ricoh 500SE there which comes with the small GPS module. http://ebay.com/itm/Ricoh-Caplio-500SE- ... 463e274687
Of the Ricoh rugged G-series cameras this is the one with best image quality imo. You will need to set the white-balance to cloudy/overcast however to avoid the light purple cast which otherwise sometimes randomly can show up in 500G/SE outdoors images. I use that setting regardless if it is sunshine or cloudy and experience no purple cast in the images for 95% of the time.
The G600 have marginally better clarity in images but struggle with it's smaller sensor which require more NR.
The Japanese camera-site Dcwatch have two very similar sample images from 500G and G600. Not taken on the same day though. The weather was better wehn they took the 500G-image. But G600 have not quite as good dynamic range anyway and blows highlights somewhat more easy.
Comparing the two pictures. The G600 have more problem with NR which not can be turned Off and also oversharpening which can be seen looking at buildings, foliage and the railroads. The oversharpening however can be dealt with as both cameras have a sharpness "soft"
setting which give the pictures a more natural look in terms of sharpness. I never used that setting with the G600 however as far as I can remember so I don't know how well it works with G600 but uses it as standard on most of my other Ricohs.
I don't use that with the 500SE or 400G because these two not have too much problem with oversharpening and also because sometimes the images came out a little too soft looking for my taste when I used that setting.
G600 https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... QBPPrH5SkAhttps://translate.google.com/translate? ... F8776.html
500G/SE https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... B41vkQjlmQhttps://translate.google.com/translate? ... t=&act=url
G600 uses the same DB-60 and DB-65 battery as the Ricoh GRD cameras and can be used with two small AAA as well. But I don't know what the battery-life is like using it with AAA as I only tested doing so briefly. My first Ricoh 400G wide however which I bought used came without charger or the Ricoh DB-43 battery so I used it exclusively with quality rechargeable AA batteries and didn't have a problem with battery life with that one.
The 500G/SE have fast AF when used with the Db-43 battery and supports AA batteries as well. But I've not used it much with AA because it for some unknown reason have pretty slow AF then.
Some things good to know about the G600. It don't have HD video, no real image stabilisation. Only some built in software junk which blurs or smudges details like Noise Reduction. These two things stand correct for the 500G/SE as well.
The 400G wide clearly have the smallest screen but actually better video-quality then the 500G/SE which struggle with some crazy flickering noise. I didn't use video with the G600 as far as I remember so I don't know what it is like. But presumably better than the other two although no HD quality according to the specifications. The G600 AF is not very fast merely acceptable, not more to me. I don't know how it compares to the PX there as I've never had or tested PX myself.