Ricoh Compact Camera For Low Light Conditions
- Waterproof to 3 metres
- Creative shooting mode
- 1.4 second start up
Ricoh’s PX compact camera joins a long list of point-and-shoots that are waterproof to 3 metres, shockproof for falls up to 1.5 metres and impermeable to dust, dirt and sand.
It is said to combine a responsive 16 megapixel CCD sensor with the Smooth Imaging Engine IV and a 5x optical wide zoom lens (28mm-140mm) to deliver natural images, even in challenging low light conditions.
With the help of the manufacturer’s super resolution technology – which works by effectively discerning a subject’s many outlines, textures and gradations, then processing the image based on the optimal settings for each – the PX’s telephoto range can be extended even further to a focal length of 280mm (10x optical zoom equivalent) with almost no drop in image quality.
To capture all the action, the camera springs to life within 1.4 seconds and features a range of settings that can adapt to the subject including auto scene selection, subject-tracking auto-focus and face-priority multi auto-focus.
Creative shooting modes include miniaturise (which gives images a tilt-shift effect), high contrast black-and-white, soft focus and toy camera feature alongside more than 20 other shooting modes including beach, snow, party, cooking and night scene. With so many to choose from, users can also customise a ‘my modes’ menu for quick access to their favourite settings.
Specially designed for intuitive operation, the camera features an independent lever-style flash dial and a one-touch button for movie recording.
Available in black, silver and green, the PX can be further personalised through the addition of a range of coloured protective silicon sleeves. Meanwhile, the camera’s fully flat design and 2.7-inch scratch-resistant LCD screen means it can be thrown into a backpack, pocket or handbag without fear of lens damage, claims Ricoh.