Ricoh's rugged, slab-shaped PX is pocket friendly
Ricoh’s rugged new PX camera may not look like much, but beneath its plain and handsome exterior there are some basic but smart features.
First, the skin itself. The PX is tough, designed to survive drops of up to a meter and a half, and stay underwater for an hour at depths of three meters or less. Should that still not be enough, you can add a silicone bumper-style case in one of several fetching colors. The white one is my favorite, and makes it look like a prop from Kubrick’s 2001.
The PX has a 16MP sensor, which can shoot from ISO 100-3200 and shoot movies at 720p, and the control layout is straightforward and simple. But there are some little touches which make this a great camera for carrying everywhere. First is the charger — the battery charges via standard USB, Next is the screen. Next is support for the Eye-Fi X2 cards, which let you upload photos on fast 802.11n networks.
I used to own a 35mm compact camera from Ricoh, and it was almost identical in design. The little boxy shape is perfect for pockets, and I carried mine with me always. Sadly, it died when the flash blew up and fried the rest of the camera, thanks to the damp apartment I used to live in. Thanks to its rugged shell, the new PX shouldn’t have that problem.
Ricoh PX product page [Ricoh]
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Via: Gadget Lab