Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Ricoh announced (“Ricoh Offers iMac-Ready 2-Megapixel Digital Camera“) yesterday that their RDC-5000 digital camera is iMac-ready. This 2.3 megapixel digital camera sports USB connectivity and a host of other neat features:
The iMac-ready RDC-5000 features a friendly 35-mm point-and-shoot design and offers powerful features that include USB connectivity, protective LCD cover/power switch, 2.3x optical zoom, 1.6-inch super macro for close-up shots, time lapse and 8MB of on board memory. The iMac-ready package also contains instant productivity applications including ArcSoft PhotoStudio 3.0 for image editing and PhotoBase, for photo album organization, as well as all necessary USB drivers.
The new digital camera features a 1.8-inch LCD monitor and viewfinder for perfect image composition and capture. Photographers can choose resolution of either 1792 x 1200 pixels (2.3 million) or 896 x 600 pixels. The higher resolution enables sharp, detailed 8 x 10 prints to be produced from ink jet or other color and black and white printers. Users can also select a 640 x 480, providing a perfect resolution for instant Internet-ready pictures. The camera also includes 8MB of on-board memory for storing images, and can be used concurrently with up to 32MB SmartMedia cards.
The Ricoh RDC-5000 includes auto focus, auto exposure, auto white balance control, auto flash/red-eye, manual override with exposure compensation, manual flash on/off, and white balance control. It also provides selectable NTSC or PAL video-out signal for international travelling and external photo presentations.
The RDC-5000 will sell for US$699 and is currently shipping.