Ricoh unveiled a new rugged shock, water and dust-resistant digital camera. The Ricoh G600 features a 10 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom (28mm to 140mm equivalent). The camera features a 2.7" LCD display and supports ISO 3200 but that probably results in more noise than an actual image.
The G600 is smaller and lighter than the G500 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.
The camera will be available in May for £349.99 (inc. VAT) in the UK.