Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Ricoh Caplio GX-200

Whilst attending the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Mexico City, I heard many positive things about the Ricoh Caplio GX-100, and that many of the photojournalists use it in situations that do not lend themselves to the large DSLRs.

So I was interested in today's announcement by Ricoh launching the GX200 digital compact camera. The new model is replacing the GX100 and inherits the old model's 24 to 72 mm (equiv.) lens, manual controls and a removable (optional) tilting electronic viewfinder. Its resolution has been increased to 12 megapixels, and the screen now measures 2.7 inches.

The GX200 will be available in the UK from the beginning of July, but no word as to when it'll be available in the US.