Ricoh announces new rugged water and dustproof PX compact digital camera

Ricoh today announced the release of the new PX compact digital camera. The new design offers 5.0×, wide-angle (28 mm) and telephoto (140 mm) optical zoom in a water- and shock-resistant package that can safely be used for hassle-free photography in a wide variety of locations and situations. The Ricoh PX has a JIS/IEC protection rating equivalent to IP68. It can be used underwater for 60 minutes at a depth of 3 meters. The camera can withstand being dropped from heights of 1.5 meters. Dirt can be washed off, allowing users to safely take pictures anywhere without worrying about rain or dirt or soil from the garden. Ricoh PX’s high-resolution, 16-million–pixel CCD sensor and Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing engine combine for high-resolution, high-quality photographs.

The Ricoh PX features a 2.7-inch, 230k-dot high-contrast LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle. It also boasts an anti-fingerprint protection coating that protects from scratches, and an anti-reflective coating which ensures that the monitor can still be viewed under bright outdoor lighting.
Users can shoot HD movies with a frame size of 1280 × 720 pixels. The camera supports X2-series Eye-Fi SD memory cards with a built-in wireless LAN feature that can be used to automatically upload photos to a computer or photo-sharing service. The privacy option can be used to hide selected pictures during playback.
The Ricoh PX comes with a slip-proof protective jacket (available in five colors to match the camera body) to protect it from shocks and scratches. Ricoh PX measures 100 mm × 55 mm × 21.3 mm and weigh
156g (including memory card and battery).