Summary: The PX is priced and built well for a waterproof compact and it performs to a satisfactory standard in and out of the water, but image noise and the low quality of the camera's LCD screen are the biggest downsides.
Summary: Available in a choice of lime green, champagne silver or black (as in the case of the review model), the Ricoh PX is a waterproof, shockproof and dust-resistant digital camera. Perhaps I should have included the word “compact” into that description as the camera certainly qualifies in this respect. The camera’s dimensions are 100 x 55 x 21.3cm in whatever mode or zoom level is currently being used.
Summary: This is described as waterproof, I assume that applies when a partial sleeve is applied. What is more interesting is the zoom is not with the normal lens extension but by using a sort of periscope action inside the unit.
Excerpt: Rugged waterproof compact cameras tend to be fashioned to look as hardwearing as they claim to be, with chiselled edges, intricate details and exposed screw tops all giving the impression of solidity. Ricoh's PX proves this doesn't always have to be so; it eschews it all and instead opts for a clean and minimal design.
Pros: Sturdy build, Minimal design, Decent button response (at least for a waterproof), Well priced, Good underwater operation
Cons: Image quality compromised by noise an all sensitivities, Zoom rocker not ideally positioned, LCD could be better, Lens doesn't move steadily through its focal range
Excerpt: Unlike most other all-action cameras that make a big hulabaloo about their tough credentials, the new Ricoh PX has an unassuming rectangular design that looks just like any other "standard" compact camera. Indeed, at first glance you'd be hard-pressed to tell it apart from Ricoh's CX range of point-and-shoots, being similar in size at 100 mm x 55 mm x 21.3 mm and weight at 156g.
Excerpt: This 16 megapixel camera has a 5X optical zoom (28–140mm). It is waterproof to 3 metres for 60 minutes and can be dropped 1.5m without damaging the camera. It is small, with a face area slightly larger than a credit card and 20mm thick. The good news is that it fits in any pocket, the bad news is that the controls, such as they are, are tiny. Camera settings, except for exposure compensation, must all be made through the menu system.
Excerpt: The Ricoh PX was announced in June 2010 and is a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital compact camera. The camera is available in black, silver and green with an RRP of £179.99 and there are a range of colourful protector cases available.
Pros: Excellent colour reproduction, Quick start-up, Good battery life
Cons: Not freezeproof, Menu system takes a bit of getting used to
Summary: Obwohl die Ricoh PX lediglich in den Farben Schwarz, Silber und Grün erhältlich ist, können Sie die Kamera mit farbigen Hüllen und Handschlaufen beliebig weiter personalisieren: Die Schutzhüllen gibt's in weiß, rosa, blau, gelb und braun, die Handschlaufen in schwarz, rosa, blau, gelb und braun.