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Ricoh's Caplio 400G Wide digital camera. Courtesy of Ricoh, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Ricoh Japan announces Caplio 400G Wide
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(Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 19:51 EST)

Ricoh Japan has today announced its new Caplio 400G Wide digital camera.

The Ricoh Caplio 400G Wide is a ruggedized model with dust and waterproofing, as well as a setting designed to comply with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's CALS standard (an abbreviation of "Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support") which defines specific requirements for digital images including resolution. The Caplio 400G Wide has a resolution of 3.34 megapixels, combined with a 28 - 85mm 3x optical zoom lens. Full specifications and a product photo courtesy of Ricoh Japan follow.

Ricoh Caplio 400G Wide
Ricoh's Caplio 400G Wide digital camera. Courtesy of Ricoh, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!
Record Format
Still Image: JPEG (Exif ver2.2), DCF and DPOF compliant
Text: TIFF (MMR type)
Movie: AVI (OpenDML Motion JPEG compliant)
Sound: WAV (Exif ver2.2)
Video Output Type NTSC / PAL selectable
Recording Medium
SD memory card (3.3 V 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB) / Multimedia card (16, 32, 64 MB)
Built-in memory (8MB)
Image Sensor 1/2.7" primary color CCD (3.34 megapixel total, 3.24 megapixel effective)
Resolution
Still Image: 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960 and 640 x 480
CALS mode: 1280 x 960
(Note: CALS is a Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport standard, an abbreviation of "Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support", and defines specific requirements for digital images including resolution)
Text: 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960
Movie 320 x 240 and 160 x 120
Record Modes Still Image (Burst, S Burst and M Burst) / Scene mode (Movie, High Sensitivity, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Text) / CALS / Sound
Image Quality Fine / Normal
Record Quantity (8 MB) Still Image: 2048 x 1536 Fine: 4 images / Normal: 8 images, 1280 x 960 Fine: 8 images / Normal: 14 images; 640 x 480 Normal: 43 images
Record Time (8 MB)
Movie: 320 x 240 18 seconds, 160 x 120 65 seconds
Sound: 14 minutes and 2 seconds
File Size
Still Image: 2048 x 1536 pixels Fine: 1.12 MB, Normal: 568 KB
  1280 x 960 pixels Fine: 614 KB, Normal: 307 KB
  640 x 480 pixels Normal: 72 KB
Lens Focal length: f:4.2 - 12.7 (35mm equivalent 28 - 85mm), Brightness (F value): F2.6(W)-4.3 (T), Lens construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
Digital Zoom 3.4 times (10.2 times max. when combined with optical zoom)
Shutter
Still Image: 8, 4, 2 and 1 - 1/2000 second (combined electronic and mechanical shutter)
Movie: 1/30 - 1/2000 second (electronic shutter)
Focusing Distance Approximately 0.3 M- infinity (Macro range approximately 0.01 M - 0.6 M; Tele Macro range approximately 0.04m - 0.6m)
ISO Sensitivity Automatic (ISO 125 equivalent) / ISO125, ISO 200, ISO 400 and ISO 800
Viewfinder Real image type optical zoom
Liquid Crystal Display 1.6" transmissive type amorphous silicon TFT liquid crystal display with approximately 80,000 pixels
Flash Automatic (fires automatically when backlight is detected) / red eye reduction / forced / slow synchro / off
Focusing Modes Automatic focusing / manual focusing / snap / infinity
Metering TTL-CCD photometry multiple (256 segments ) / center-weighted / spot
Exposure Compensation Manual compensation (+ 2.0 to -2.0EV in 1/3EV steps), automatic bracketing function (-0.5EV. ±0. +0.5EV)
White Balance Automatic / outdoor / cloudy sky / incandescent lamp / fluorescent light / one push (manual operation), white balance bracketing function
Self Timer Delay time: Approximately 10 seconds / approximately 2 seconds
Internal Timer Photographing interval: 30 seconds to 3 hours
PC Interface
USB Compatible with Windows98 / 98SE / 2000 / Me / XP (Home Edition / Professional)
  Compatible with Macintosh Mac OS 8.6 ~ 9.2.2 / MacOS X 10.1.2 ~ 10.3)
Audio / Video Interface Audio / Video out
Power Source
Proprietary battery (Lithium Ion rechargeable), AA batteries (Alkaline / NiMh)
Proprietary AC adapter (optional)
Battery Life When using proprietary battery DB 43 continuous playback time: Approximately 370 minutes, Continuous image capture: Approximately 4300 shots, Continuous playback: Approx. 400 minutes; When using AA batteries continuous image capture: approximately 70 shots
Dustproofing / Waterproofing Waterproofing: Waterproof to a depth of approximately 1m, JIS protective class 7 compliant / Dustproofing: JIS protective class 6
External Dimensions 135mm (W) x 69.5mm (D) x 75.1mm (H) excluding projections
Weight Approximately 355g (excluding battery / memory card / strap)
Temperature Range 0 - 40°C (storage temperature range: -20 - 60°C)
Operating Humidity Range 85% or less
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