8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
No moving parts!,
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This review is from: Ricoh PX Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 5x Optical Zoom, Waterproof 5MTR, Shockproof, Dustproof) 2.7 inch TFT (Electronics)
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.