I’ve always been extremely careful with my Nikon D200, but it’s hard to do so all of the time. That’s why there are more and more durable cameras on the market. One of the latest is the compact Ricoh PX.
The Ricoh PX is a point-and-shoot camera with a 16MP CCD sensor and a 5.0× wide angle (28mm) and telephoto (140mm) optical zoom. The 2.7-inch LCD display is anti-reflective and the camera can shoot in 720p HD (1280×720). It also supports X2-series-Eye-Fi SD memory cards, allowing for wireless photo sharing. What’s nice about the PX is that it’s rugged, and can survive a 5-foot drop and it’s shock-resistant as well as water-resistant.
The Ricoh PX will be available in three different colors, and will also offer color-tinted shells you can snap around the camera too. It should land later this month for about $300, but it’s not clear if that’s a worldwide release date since the press release appeared on Ricoh’s Australian website.