Sealed against water, dust, dirt and shock, the Ricoh PX distances itself from its rivals with a stylish minimal design. What Digital Camera investigates whether the PX's images are just as easy on the eye...

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Overall score:83%
Image Quality:80%


  • Solid build, well priced, good underwater performance, decent focusing system


  • Image noise, poor quality LCD, zoom moves unsteadily through its range


Ricoh PX


Price as reviewed:


Value and Verdict

Ricoh PX review – Value 

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While the PX may not be the cheapest waterproof compact currently available, its sub-£200 price tag does make it cheaper than a number of its immediate competitors. True, its waterproof capabilities are more limited than others, and there’s no freeze or crushproofing as there is with certain Olympus models, but the omission of these probably won’t concern those who simply want something a little more rugged than the norm.

Ricoh PX review – Verdict

The PX is priced and built well for a waterproof compact and it performs to a satisfactory standard in and out of the water, but image noise and the low quality of the camera’s LCD screen are the biggest downsides.


LCD:3in TFT, 230,000 dots
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, Eye-Fi, internal memory approx. 40MB
White Balance:Auto, multi-pattern auto, outdoors, cloudy, incandescent 1, incandescent 2, fluorescent, manual
Weight:Approx. 156 g (includes memory card and supplied battery)
Connectivity:USB 2.0, HMDI micro
Sensor:1/2.3in CCD type, approx. 16.4MP total, 16.0MP effective
Metering System:256 segment multi, center-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes:Normal, Program, 23 Scene
Flash Modes:Auto, on, off (red-eye reduction option available)
Power:Rechargeable lithium-ion DB-100 battery
Lens:28-140mm f/3.9-5.4
Dimensions:100 mm x 55 mm x 21.3mm
Shutter Speeds:8, 4, 2 and 1-1/2000sec
File Formats:JPEG, AVI
  1. 1. Ricoh PX review - Features
  2. 2. Performance and Image Quality
  3. 3. Value and Verdict
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