The new Ricoh G600 is water-resistant and dust-resistant. You can take pictures with it in the rain, even underwater photos up to a depth or 3 feet or 1m. Its dust resistance allows you to take it to sandy beaches or take photos of sandstorms in the desert.
Plus, itâ€™s shock resistant; it can withstand accidental drops from about 1.5m high (US Department of Defense â€œMIL Standard 810Fâ€).
The G600 is a 10-megapixel shooter, a smaller and lighter sibling of the popular 8-megapixel Caplio 500G launched in May 2006.
The new camera sports a large 2.7-inch LCD screen and features a 5x optical wide-angle zoom lens (equivalent to 28-140 mm for a 35 mm camera). The shock-resistant camera will be available in May 2008 at Â£350, VAT included, (a shocking $700!).