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Ricoh's new waterproof Caplio 300G

By dpreview staff on Dec 3, 2002 at 16:22 GMT

Ricoh Japan has announced a new waterproof digital camera, the Caplio 300G. This new model has a 3.34 megapixel CCD (2048 x 1536 max image size) and a three times optical zoom (35-105mm equiv.) F2.6-4.7 lens. The 300G is is not only waterproof but also dustproof, and impact resistant and so should appeal to sporty types. The camera isn't submersable but does carry a JIS grade of 7 which means it's rain / splash proof but not suitable for use underwater.

Ricoh Caplio 300G specifications

Sensor 1/2.7 inch 3,240,000 pixel CCD
Colour filter array Primary (GRGB)
Effective pixels 3.14 million
Image sizes 2048 x 1536
1280 x 960
640 x 480
Lens 35-105mm equiv F2.6-4.7 lens
Digital zoom 3.4x
Focus range Normal: 40 cm - Infinity
Macro: 1cm - 60cm
Exposure compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speed 1 - 2000 sec
ISO ISO 125, 200, 400, 800
Viewfinder Optical
LCD 1.6" TFT
File format EXIF 2.2 (Exif Print)
Movie clips AVI Open DML Motion JPEG (320 x 240, 160 x 120)
Continuous shooting 2.5 fps
Connections USB (1.1)
Waterproofing JIS grade 7 (rain proof, not underwater)
Storage SD memory card/MMC (8MB provided)
Power DB-43 Lithium Ion battery
Dimensions 135mm x 66mm x 66mm
Weight (no battery) 310 g (10.4 oz)
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