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Ricoh PX Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 5x Optical Zoom, Waterproof 5MTR, Shockproof, Dustproof) 2.7 inch TFT (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Ricoh
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • 16 Megapixel
  • 5x Optical zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Premium auto
  • Separate HD video control


Product details

  • Item Weight: 136 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PX Black
  • ASIN: B0055AWDF0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Jun 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,608 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Sealed against water, dust, dirt and shock, the Ricoh PX delivers a stylish and clean design.

Ricoh PX – Features

The PX offers a 16MP CCD sensor, which shifts to compensate for image blur. It includes a 5x optical zoom lens, which provides the user with a focal range of 28-140mm. In addition this range can be doubled to a maximum 280mm with almost no drop in image quality, thanks to its Super Resolution technology.

Further to the default Auto Program selection option, the user may choose from a number of a number of Scene presets, and there are a range of effects such as Miniaturize and Toy Camera on hand for more creative moments. There's also a handy Skew Correction mode to correct for sloping verticals, and various colour options such as Cross-Processing and Sepia.

The PX's sensitivity range begins at ISO 100 and ends at ISO 3200, while image noise reduction is applied to images as standard. The camera's 256-area metering pattern provides multi-segment, center-weighted and spot options.

The 720p HD recording capability also includes a HDMI micro to enable direct TV viewing provided you have the correct cable (optional) and an HDMI slot in the TV.

A camera's 2.7in LCD screen has a 230k-dot resolution. The screen incorporates a coating to prevent any scratches from forming as it is being used.

The power is provided by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which delivers an average of approximately 300 shots per charge.

Waterproofing allows the camera to be used to a depth of 3m for up to 60 minutes In addition its sealing makes it resistant against dust and dirt, while shock proofing allows it to be dropped from a maximum height of 1.5m.

Product Description

Ricoh PX Camera Black 16MP 5xZoom 2.7LCD 720pHD 28mm Wide Lens


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricoh PX Digital Camera 27 May 2012
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Having got through a few cameras this year it has been a relief to find one that does what it claims. I use this camera outdoors in all weathers with groups of children and it has survived being dropped and bumped around, torrential rain, scorching heat, mud and dust! It has a variety of different picture settings and a useful zoom for taking pictures of minibeasts and plants. Am very inmpressed so far...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product 25 Feb 2013
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Good little camera, easy to use, works well on dry land and also underwater. Auto light filter gives great pictures of fish well recommended for fellow snorkel swimmers
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricoh PX - Great value little camera 27 Aug 2013
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I give this 5 stars as it does everything described. It arrived very promptly and included a slip on cover which I wasn't expecting. The battery was fully charged, so it just needed an SD card to start taking good quality photos. I took it to work and found the miniturise feature a nice creative touch for crowd shots. There's high contrast b & w as well as standard b & w which I also liked and a lomoesqe feature too.
Overall it has good start up time, handy if you don't have long to grab a shot, 5 x optical zoom which is better than most cheap compacts, and the picture resolution is much better than I expected, even in landscape mode. Feel very confident I won't be disappointed leaving the Canon dslr behind when in the pool or at the beach.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good 30 Nov 2013
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Bought this for my trip to OZ and took this snorkelling for underwater shots - excellent, it was underwater for approx 90 mins taking pics and videos, the battery life was really good considering I never turned it off at all underwater!!! Pics turned out very well and overall it really is very well waterproof!!! This is by far the longest time I have used a camera in the water without any water leakage.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Service 1 Oct 2013
By Barry
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This camera is really compact and so easy to use. Very clear pictures, although I have not yet had the opportunity to use it underwater. Nothing to dislike about the camera. The service was excellent. I ordered at the last minute before going on holiday as my previous underwater camera expired!. I e mailed the seller and the camera was delivered before went on holiday.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough little camera 13 Jan 2013
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Just the job - good quality pictures and a robust little camera.
Just what we needed - this is kept in our warehouse/works unit to take pictures for quality control purposes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Had to downgrade the rating 4 Nov 2013
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Further to my earlier review below, I have to downgrade my original rating. I dropped the camera a small distance, no more than 6 inches, onto a metal protrusion cracking the rear display (it would fall that way, wouldn't it!). It seems to me a camera designed for use in 'activity' conditions should be more robust than that. I seem to remember another reviewer experiencing the same thing, hence the downgrade.

On the minus side, it is well documented that the picture quickly becomes very grainy in poor light conditions so probably best to set the 'Maximum for ISO' option to no more than 400. As also commonly pointed out, the display on the back is not great but I can live with that - for me it's the captured image that is most important. [Incidentally, and I can't be certain of this, but I got the distinct impression that the picture displayed immediately after taking a shot looks sharper than when viewing it later in playback mode. In fact, if you set the LCD Confirmation Time to 'Hold' you can actually see the display switch to a fuzzier image after a couple of seconds. Why would that be I wonder?]

I purchased the camera principally for outdoor use so the low light limitation shouldn't normally apply. However, I was initially disappointed with the results in hazy conditions. I then discovered that the Super Resolution option improves things quite a bit though I'm not inclined to use it unless the standard results are wanting. There is also an Image Setting option which I haven't experimented with yet that may improve things further.

Something I wasn't expecting and a real bonus was how closely the camera can focus (I think 3cm's was mentioned somewhere). This is great for getting close-up detail of plants or insects etc.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No moving parts! 28 July 2013
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We've had 2 Panasonic Lumix's and both have failed after a while because they get grit in the lens system and fail to focus so QI thought I'd try a different brand. I've always been interested in Ricoh so I thought I'd give them a go. This is the cheapest of their range I think but it seems very robust - a bit of a brick in fact, quite chunky and solid and as I say it has no moving parts when you switch it on the only thing that happens is the screen lights up and a little green light goes on. I guess t has a digital zoom, in the same way that iPhones and camera phones generally do. But it seems to work OK. It has 16 mb max picture size so you can get a lot of detail. The only downside is that it seems to take quite a long time to focus which means you can't do quick point and shoot so not very good for action photography. You have to be quite deliberate with it. It's very handy using the same USB cable to charge the battery and download your photos to the computer. I've not managed to make the movie function work. It only seems to shoot movies that are 25 seconds long but that may be my own incompetence. All in all I think that this is a pretty brilliant bit of kit for the price. The battery lasts for a good long time as well. Also I've discovered that you can buy spare rechargeable batteries on Amazon for about 4.50 so if you somewhere where you can't do a recharge you can keep a charged up spare.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars IT IS NOT WATERPROOF
I bought this camera for a holiday in Center Parcs. I took it into the pool on the first night and took around 2 pictures. I then noticed water in the screen. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Phoebe
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product and service
The cameras are excellent, slimline, compact and smart in appearance and I would recommend the cameras to anyone. Excellent product.
Published 6 months ago by Phil Price
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent underwater camera
I was a little disappointed with the performance of this camera, particularly in poor light but I recently had the opportunity to use it in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by chubtor
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a great camera perhaps, but a very good underwater camera
No, I don't think this is a great camera, as other reviewers have said the low light performance is very grainy

It's a same it's not even available now - but I have also... Read more
Published 6 months ago by nickhenfrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough and durable
Anyone that expect to be taking world class photographs with this camera is going to be disappointed, but that's not what it is for. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Jh Leslie
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a bit of a brick!
After my second compact digital camera bit the dust i decided to get one that was going to last. This one is a bit old (i bought it in 2013) i think it came out in 2011 or 2012,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by binraider
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I bought 2 of these for my twins 21st birthday present. One camera was used on a safari in Africa and I was disappointed with the quality of the pictures. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it.
I am charmed with it, fulfill perfectly all the espectativas that tape-worm when adquiri this product. I like it a lot.
Published 8 months ago by Raquel
5.0 out of 5 stars ricoh camera
it is everything that I required exc elent pictures easy to carry in your pocket just what I required for work
Published 9 months ago by petra
5.0 out of 5 stars My Grandson loves it.
A birthday present for my grandson who is 12, it has given him hours of fun and he loves it, being waterproof is good for a boy!.
Published 9 months ago by kippana
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