It sure feels like *–proof cameras are the new black. We’re seeing loads of shockproof, waterproof, dustproof cameras available lately, and Ricoh’s latest PX camera fits the bill. The Ricoh PX is a compact digital camera that packs a 5.0x wide-angle (28mm) and telephoto (140mm) optical zoom, a 16-million-pixel CCD Sensor, and Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing engine for high-quality photos.
It has a 2.7″ 230k-dot high-contrast LCD display, with a wide viewing angle and anti-fingerprint protection and coating that prevents it from scratches. It is also anti-reflective to ensure that it can be seen under bright outdoor lighting. The camera can also shoot HD movies (1280 x 720) and supports X2-series Eye-Fi SD memory cards for wireless photo sharing. To top it off, the camera has a JIS/IEC protection rating (equivalent to IP68) and can survive a drop from 1.5meters. It is also water-resistant and shock-resistant which makes its suitable for bringing on your adventures.
The Ricoh PX comes in five colors and will carry a price tag of $299. It will be available in late June 2011. Visit Ricoh Camera’s official website.