Ricoh drops resilient G600 into market

Apr 22, 2008 at 08:53 GMT

Ricoh, living up to its reputation for interesting niche digital cameras, has launched the G600 water and dust resistant model. The G600 is smaller than the 500G Wide it replaces but still offers a versatile 28-140mm equivalent lens with 1cm closest focusing distance. Its rugged casing conforms to all manner of US defense and Japanese standards (including the ability to survive being immersed in water for half an hour), meaning you should never have to worry about carrying it with you.

Full specifications to follow

A compact, lightweight, water and dust-resistant, wide-angle, 5x zoom digital camera featuring enhanced shock resistance for outdoor use.

April 22, 2008, Tokyo
Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) has launched the G600, a new water and dust-resistant digital camera which will now be available along with the popular Caplio 500G Wide (launched in May 2006).
The G600 is smaller and lighter yet it still passes Ricoh‘s shock resistance test for a 1.5 m fall, a test that conforms to US Department of Defense standards. In addition to the 5x optical wide-angle zoom lens (equivalent to 28-140 mm for a 35 mm camera), the G600 continues to provide the same strong set of features as previous models, such as a 1 cm macro function and a flash range of 10 m. It is perfect for customers who want to take pictures in a variety of outdoor activities, such as marine sports, mountain climbing, and fishing.

Main features of the new Ricoh G600
1. Superior water and dust resistance plus even greater shock resistance make the G600 ideal for hard outdoor use.

2. Powerful flash with effective range of up to 10m and ISO3200 sensitivity for low-light photography.

3. Large 2.7-inch picture display.

4. Compact and lightweight body that can be carried in a breast pocket.

5. A 28-140 mm wide-zoom lens on a water and dust-resistant digital camera.

6. Popular features from other models have been incorporated into the G600.

* For further details: Please contact your local Ricoh dealer.