Last Wednesday we brought you news of Ricoh's new i700 digital camera with a touch sensitive 3.5" LCD panel and a FAX & Internet ready operating system (web browsing, email & HTML markup), there's a PCMCIA slot to take either a modem or ethernet card. On Monday Ricoh will announce this camera worldwide, Ricoh Japan have already put up their information page and some sample images.

Ricoh RDC i700 Specifications

Imager 1/1.8" 3.34 megapixels (3.24 effective)

ISO 150, 200, 400 (selectable)

Image sizes

2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
640 x 480

Image modes

JPEG (3 compression levels)
AVI movies (Motion JPEG)
WAV voice annotations

Movie clips 320 x 240 Motion JPEG (AVI)
Lens 3x optical (35 - 105 mm as 35 mm equiv.) F2.6 - F3.4
10 pieces in 7 groups
Digital Zoom 1.3x, 1.6x, 3.2x (only at 640 x 480)
Focus distance Normal: 24 cm - Infinity
Macro: 1 cm - 24 cm
Focus modes Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Shutter speed 8, 4, 2 and 1 - 1/1000 secs (mechanical shutter)
1/15 - 1/10000 sec (electronic shutter - animation only)
Metering Center Weight Average
Exposure compen. +/-2.0 EV in 0.5 EV
White Balance Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent
Self timer 10 seconds
Time lapse Intervals of anything between 30 seconds and 3 hours
Flash modes

Auto, Anti-red eye, Forced Flash, No Flash, Slow Sync


3.5" / 200,000 pixels touch panel (supplied scribe)

Viewfinder Optical
Media CompactFlash Type II
Built-in RAM (6 MB)
PCMCIA Type II card
Connections USB
Serial (RS232)
AV (inc. audio) output
Expansion Modem, Telephone, Mobile card, LAN, ISDN via PCMCIA slot
Optional accs. Batteries (DB-30 Lithium Ion), AC-Adapter (AC-3), InfraRed Remote Control (DR-3), Battery Charger (BJ-1), Compact Flash cards
Power Lithium Ion (DB-30)
Dimensions 157 x 93 x 33 mm (6.1 x 3.7 x 0.7 ")
Weight (inc batt.) 450 g (1 lb)

Ricoh RDC-i700 Built-in Software Specifications

Dial-up protocol PPP
E-Mail POP3 / SMTP with support for MIME attachments
Internal Address book supports up to 50 names
Web Browser NetFront 2.5, HTML 3.2 & SSL
HTML markup HTML file generation based on templates, slide show
HTML upload FTP protocol
Direct Image Proprietary protocol
FAX Class 1 & 2
Image Editting Resize, Hand-written sketch / memo, text memo, trimming, rotation, voice annotation
On-screen keyboard English QWERTY or Japanese Kana-Kanji

Currently supported PCMCIA communications cards:
(from Japanese pages, other cards may be supported for other regions)

  • NTT DoCoMo Mobile DP2896P2 / Mobile Card Triplex (phone card)
  • Au (IDO/DDI cellular) C081NDS (phone card)
  • NTT DoCoMo Paldio611S / Mobile Card P-in / DC-6S (phone connector card)
  • DDI-P SII MC JP200/210TD (phone connector card)
  • 3Com 3CXM756 JP (modem card)
  • TDK DF5660ES (modem card)
  • IO Data PCINSII-128 (ISDN card)
  • TDK LAK-CD021BX / LAK-CD031 (LAN card)

Ricoh RDC-i700 Sample Images