Ricoh has taken the squashing off yet another rocky digital camera the waterproof, shockproof and dust resistant PX. This small soldier packs a 16-megapixel CCD sensor along with a 5x optical wide zoom lens and is able of booting up in just 1.4 seconds. The device also supports focus tracking and face precedence auto focus features, in adding up to a mass of shooting modes, include toy camera, flexible focus and lofty contrast black and white, among others.
Most alluring, however, is its resilience. According to Ricoh, the PX can survive drops from an altitude of up to five feet, remains waterproof at depths of about ten feet, and is impermeable to dust, sand and dirt. There’s also a 2.7-inch, scratch-resistant LCD on its backside, meaning you won’t have to worry about casually tossing it in your backpack as you make your way along the trail. More flamboyant hikers, meanwhile, can add their own personal touch to the PX by wrapping it in a protective silicon sleeve, available in five, vibrant colors. If you’re interested, you can grab a PX of your own when it hits stores later this month, for $300 AUD (about $317). You can check out some sample images from Digital Photography Review by hitting the link below, or flip through some pics of the PX in the gallery below. There’s also a full PR waiting for you, after the break.