Ricoh launched the Caplio 500G Wide. This model has the same
characteristic tough body of its predecessor, the Caplio 400G with water and dust resistance, a wide-angle optical 3x zoom and support for linkage with Construction CALS and other business systems.
It goes further, however, with new features, such as more rugged impact resistance, a flash range of 10m, and an antiblur function. It is designed specially for customers who will use it on construction sites, for insurance loss appraisal in disaster areas, in
schools, and in other outdoor situations.
Ricoh has been the leader in water and dust-resistant digital cameras since the launch
of the Ricoh RDC-100G in July 1999, and the launch of the 500G consolidates their
dominance in the field.
- Water and dust resistance plus shock resistance.
The Caplio 500G Wide boasts the same water resistance as its predecessor?s,
surpassing JIS protection grade 7 performance. Besides taking pictures in the rain, it
can even take pictures underwater in depths of up to 1m.
Dust resistance satisfies JIS protection grade 6. Pictures can be taken in environments
with high concentrations of dust and sand.
- New flash has an effective range of up to 10m.
The high-capacity flash has an effective range of up to 10m for wide-angle and 6.5m for
telephoto, broadening the range of photographic opportunities. (Previous models
effective flash range went up to 5m).
- New antiblur function
The antiblur function raises ISO sensitivity to allow photography at faster shutter
speeds. This feature is superbly effective for photography indoors and in other dark
- 28-85mm wide-zoom lens.
The wide-zoom lens, equivalent to 28-85mm, was also popular on previous models.
- CALS mode and other features are ideal for electronic data in construction work.
The CALS mode switches immediately to the optimum picture quality for electronic
delivery to construction CALS (1,280x960 resolution, edge sharpening).
The Camera Memo function can be used to attach memos, containing information such as the
location, to the photograph data. Such memos facilitate later searching and cataloguing
- Optical viewfinder and large 2.5 inch LCD monitor.
The lithium ion battery provided with the camera gives battery life long
enough for 400 continuous shots (CIPA standard). If the battery runs out AA-size
batteries can be used instead, and an optional AC adapter can be used indoors. Able to
use three power sources.
When the camera is connected to the personal computer via a USB cable, it is recognized
as an external storage device, so images in the camera can be transferred to the
computer without using special software. Single-action transfer is also available from
the special software.
The Caplio 500G Wide is compliant with the PictBridge standard that allows direct
connection to a printer without routing through a personal computer.
The CCD has an effective 8.13 million pixels.