Ricoh today introduced the 3.34-megapixel RDC-7 and 2.14 megapixel RDC-6000 digital cameras that are slated to ship by early summer.
The RDC-7 is targeted at photography buffs and business users, while the RDC-6000 is intended for the mass market. Ricoh will set prices for the models just prior to their launch, a company spokesman said, so the company can significantly beat its competitors already in the market.
The RDC-7's 3.34 million pixel CCD can capture JPEG and compressed TIFF images and the image resolution can be boosted to 7 megapixel when the onboard Ricoh Image Enhancement Technology is implemented. Other features include a 3x optical zoom, USB connectivity, 8MB of onboard memory and a SmartMedia flash memory card slot.
The RDC-6000 is a dual-mode camera capable of taking both still photos and being used as a videoconferencing camera. The camera has a 4x digital zoom, SmartMedia slot, USB connectivity and the image resolution can reach 3 megapixel with the built in photo interpolation software.