Are you looking for a digital camera that’s designed to withstand the elements? If you are, then you may just like Ricoh’s recently unveiled PX digital compact camera. Not only can the Ricoh PX be used underwater to a depth of 3 meters (up to 1 hour), but it can also withstand drops from a height of 1.5 meters.
According to Chris Cheesman over at amateurphotographer.co.uk, the 16-megapixel Ricoh PX is powered by a DB-100 rechargeable battery and comes with a 2.7-inch transmissive LCD display and a 5x optical lens that is designed to deliver a 35mm format that is equivalent to a 28-140mm zoom.
It also features a 4.8x digital zoom for a combined zoom of 48x, a Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor, 720p HD video capture, face-priority multi AF and subject tracking AF. The Ricoh PX includes a number of different shooting options including continuous mode and group portrait auto release.
Meanwhile, the PX’s digital filter effects options include party, sports, miniaturize, toy camera, sepia and black & white. The camera comes with 40MB of internal memory, but also supports SD, SDHC and Eye-Fi cards. The Ricoh PX will be available in the UK as from next month, with a price tag of £179.99.
You can read more about the Ricoh PX via the amateurphotographer.co.uk link. Are you looking to buy a new digital camera?