Excerpt: Not too long ago, Ricoh came out with an entry in the 2.3 Mpixel digital camera market, the RDC-5000. Jeff Keller reviewed it in June, and already the folks at Ricoh have come out with its successor, the RDC-5300. The 5300 has apparently supplanted the 5000 as the company’s standard — the 5000 is no longer being sold by Ricoh. I found it curious that the company decided to rev its hardware so rapidly — most software companies can’t turn things around this fast!
Excerpt: With the look and feel of a 35-mm range finder, the RDC-5300 combines advanced design with a limited feature set. The on/off slider switch protects both the LCD and the 3X auto-focus lens. The contoured nonslip grip makes holding and shooting easy and secure. Though it features an external flash port, the optical viewfinder lacks a focusable diopter.