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Ricoh announce Caplio RR10 digital camera -
This cradle makes data processing and management simple and helps resolve the complicated file-transferring problem of conventional digital cameras. By simply clicking the start key on Ricoh Base, users can instantly upload files via the USB cable to their PCs while simultaneously launching the Ricoh Gate software. This application automatically converts images into preset formats or sizes, stores information into desired folders and creates consecutive file names to avoid them being overwritten. Users can similarly download their favourite MP3 files with the Ricoh Gate software and by clicking the start key also allows users to create e-mail file attachments.
2.1-megapixel CCD and 2x optical zoom
The Caplio RR10 incorporates a 2.1-megapixel CCD that offers resolution of up to 1600x1200 pixels. The camera has a 2x optical zoom, equivalent to 38-76mm on a 35mm camera plus an additional 2x digital zoom delivering a telephoto of 152mm. Caplio RR10 can also take macro shots as close as 4cm which gives users the ability to achieve striking detail without sacrificing definition. Other features include selectable ISO sensitivity settings equivalent to 200 and 400, white balance adjustment for challenging lighting conditions and a sequential shooting mode to capture moving objects.
MP3 Audio Player
The Caplio RR10 is the built-in MP3 audio player. Through the USB interface and the user-friendly Ricoh Gate software, it's easy for users to transfer MP3 music files from their PCs through to the Caplio RR10. So when not using the camera functionality the Caplio RR10 can be used as a MP3 audio player.
Still, motion, text, and voice memo modes
Aside from its still image capturing capabilities, the Caplio RR10 can also create short movies using the motion picture mode, which records and plays back AVI movie clips. It can also capture printed text using the cameras document mode setting. Still images can be also be annotated with an approximate 10 second voice stamp that helps to facilitate valuable information quickly and effortlessly.
SD memory card
The Caplio RR10 is compatible with the new 64Mb stamp-size SD memory cards, allowing you to store still images, movie clips and MP3 audio files. Ricoh are committed to the removable and versatile SD memory card technology due its planned increases in storage capabilities and compatibility expectations in being the next generation storage tool for future mobile phones, PDAs and a variety of home digital appliances as an input/output device.
When placed in the Ricoh Base, the Caplio RR10 can also be used as a web camera, enabling the end user to stay in touch with friends, family and business contacts via the Internet.
Under the corporate slogan Image Communication, Ricoh aim to provide products and services that enrich both business and personal communication by utilizing advanced digital image processing technology. By doing so, in an integrated environment users can process and manage graphics, pictures, text and figures in a manner that people can understand.
Ricoh's digital camera is manufactured based upon this concept. Ricoh has been proposing a new style to flexibly capture image information with an 'Image Capturing Device' that enables users to input various kinds of image information whenever and wherever they are.
For further details phone: 01782 753300, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit the website: www.ricoh-cameras.co.uk
Recording format: Still: JPEG (Exif 2.1), Non-Compressed: TIFF
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF support
Text: TIFF(G4 MMR system)
Motion: AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG)
Sound: WAV(Exif 2.1)
Video signal method: NTSC/PAL switchable
Recording medium: SD Memory Card (8-64Mb)
CCD:1/2.7-inch CCD with 2,020,000 square pixels (effective pixels)
Resolution: Still: 1600x1200/1280x960/640x480
Recording modes: Still, Text, Voice Memo, Still Memo, Motion With Sound, Continuous Mode.
Picture Mode: Fine, Normal, Economy, Non-Compressed
Lens: 5.9-11.8mm f/2.8-3.8 (38-76mm in 35mm camera format), 6 elements in 5 groups
Optical 2x zoom, Digital 2x zoom
Shutter: Still: 4,2,1-1/1000sec. (mechanical shutter)
Motion: 1/30-1/4000sec. (electronic shutter)
Shooting range: Wide: 14cm-infinity; Tele: 40cm-infinity; Macro: approx 0.4cm-14cm (at Wide)
ISO sensitivity: AUTO/Selectable ISO equivalent to 200/400
Monitor display: 1.5' Low-temperature Polysilicon TFT LCD (110,000 pixels)
Built-in flash: Auto, Forced flash, Slow Synchro, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Focus: Autofocus, Manual focus
Exposure mode: TTL-CCD
Exposure metering system: Center weighted
Exposure Adjustment: Auto/Manual Exposure compensation (2.0EV in 1/2EV steps)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent Light, Tungsten Light, Overcast
MP3 player function: Format: MPEG-1, Audio Layer 3 (MP3)*
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz, Bit Rate : 96kbps
Transfer Method: Via supplied USB cable (through Ricoh Gate)
Interfaces: PC: USB, Video Out, Audio Out
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Dimensions (WxDxH): 116.8x29.5x53.8mm (excluding projections)
Weight: Approx 172g (without battery)
Ricoh Gate (Launcher Application)
USB, TWAIN, Video drivers
MGI: VideoWave(for Windows), PhotoSuite
Apple QuickTime 4
Software CD (Windows/Macintosh)
Macintosh MacOS 8.6-9
Windows 98/98, Second Edition, Windows 2000, Windows Me
CPU Pentium II processor or faster Power PC
Windows 98/98SE: 32Mb or more (64Mb recommended)
Windows 2000: 128Mb or more (256Mb recommended)
Windows Me :64Mb or more (96Mb recommended)
96Mb or more(128Mb recommended)
Hard disk space
10MB or more
(MacOS X is not supported)