Ricoh PX Review

July 28, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | |

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#1 Harry

This is hardly Ricoh’s first water, dust and schockproof camera (quote from the introduction). 500SE, G600, G700; all of them well proven products. The PX is cheaper and less sturdy built.

2:22 pm - Thursday, July 28, 2011

#2 Caerwall

Might be excused for not noticing Ricoh’s other rugged products.  They have all been industrial strength commercial products and not entry level rugged as this one is.  Ricoh has a long history of making specialist rugged cameras.
This camera looks very much like an updated R or even RR series camera.  Non-rugged but very strong cameras in their own right.  The extra zoom that is referred to is almost certainly “image cropping zoom” whereby the firmware crops off part of the image to get the extra magnification.

11:29 pm - Saturday, July 30, 2011

#3 Los Angeles

You said “Conversely, the cover does make the camera look rather like a child’s toy, rather than a sophisticated imaging device, and they are rather expensive at €20.”  Seems to me that might be a good thing.  If it looks like a toy, it might seem less worth stealing.  I looked at the Ricoh site and the thing that concerns me is the power source.  The special battery is the only one.  Can’t just stop at a store for AAs or whatever (as on my present, several year old Canon) and can’t charge it in your car cigarette lighter like a cell phone.  300 pictures seems like plenty, but how long does it last if you take a lot of videos with it, as my wife is prone to do?  Would need to carry a spare, on a long trip maybe 2.

9:14 pm - Saturday, November 26, 2011

#4 nk

@ Los Angeles: You can use a USB to cigarette lighter adapter. Or connect it to a USB slot of your notebook or PC.
I like this smal cam and take it everywhere I go.
I use it as video and image notebook. Videos are big but easy to edit even with Windows XP. So I often take more than I need and later I cut out the pieces I want to keep. Using a 32GB SDHC class 10 size of videos makes no difference.

12:52 pm - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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