A 3.3-megapixel CCD delivers photo-real resolution up to 7 megapixels
Flash Mode button
PIC button
The RDC-7 has burst through the two megapixel
barrier with a 3.3-megapixel CCD that redefines
digital photography by delivering new levels of
clarity and color contrast. In Pro Mode, you can
double resolution up to a whopping 7 megapixels.
Remote Control
Reception
CARD/IN button
Self Timer button
LCD Monitor
Shutter Release button
The RDC-7 lets you digitally capture, process, and share still images,
movie clips, text, and sound any time, anywhere.
LCD Panel
Terminal
Battery cover
Microphone
Flash
Autofocus Window
Terminal cover
Self Timer LED
Card Door
Operation Panel
Sub Shutter Release button
Lens
Mode dial
Included Accessories
Optional Accessories
Lens cap
3.3-megapixel CCD
View Finder
Flash LED
AF Indication LED
Zoom Lever
Power Switch
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Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
8MB SmartMedia
memory card
Floppy disk adapter FS-B10
Battery Charger
Remote control DR-3
Soft case
What is Pro Mode?
AC Adapter AC-3
There are three Pro Mode options—all based on Ricoh’s innovative
Image Enhancement Technology. Pro-L mode shifts the CCD by one
pixel to take two shots that a Ricoh-developed algorithm composes into
one image. This boosts resolution and definition by 20% without
increasing image size. The default Pro Mode uses a Ricoh-developed
interpolation algorithm that eliminates “jaggies” when the resolution
increases to 7 megapixels. The resulting image size is 3,072 x 2,304
pixels. Pro-H mode raises resolution to a maximum 7 megapixels by
simultaneously incorporating both the default Pro and Pro-L modes.
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Lines of resolution
•Wrist strap
1300
Pro-H Mode(4x) *
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Ricoh software CD (Win/Mac)
RDC-7 Accessories
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DESCRIPTIONS
RECORDING FORMAT
JPEG (Exif 2.1, DCF"Design rule for Camera File system") / Non-compressed:TIFF /
MODEL
DB-20
BJ-1
AC-3
DR-3
FS-8
FS-16
FS-32
FS-B53
FS-B10
VIDEO SIGNAL METHOD
NTSC / PAL switchable
RECORDING MEDIUM
Internal 8MB / SmartMedia (compatible with 2 / 4 / 8 /16 / 32 / 64 MB, 3.3V)
PICTURE MODE
Non-compressed, Fine / Normal / Economy
CCD
3,340,000 square pixel CCD (effective 3,240,000 pixels)
RESOLUTION
Still: 2048x1536/1024x768/640x480/3072x2304(Pro/Pro H)
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Motion: 320 x 240
STILL / SOUND / STILL+SOUND / MOTION+SOUND / TEXT /
CONTINUOUS MODE / PRO MODE / TIME EXPOSURE MODE /INTERVAL MODE
(TIME LAPSE from 30second intervals up to 3hours)
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•Warranty card
Major Specifications
RECORDING MODE
Notes:
1. Pro L and H work only with stationary subjects.
2. Pro Mode usage increases processing time to 35-70 seconds per frame.
(Excluding Non-compressed Mode)
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•Instruction manual
AV cable
Motion:AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG) / Sound:WAV (Exif 2.1), DPOF support
Pro-L Mode(8x) *
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Serial Cables for Win/Mac
USB Cable
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PLAYBACK MODE
SINGLE IMAGE PLAYBACK / MULTI IMAGE PLAYBACK / ZOOM PLAYBACK / AUTO PLAYBACK
SHUTTER
Still: 1-1/1000sec.
OPTICAL VIEWFINDER
Real-image, Diopter Adjuster(-2-+1dpt.)
MONITOR DISPLAY
2.0" TFT LCD (200,640 pixels)
BUILT-IN FLASH
AUTO / ON / SLOW SYNCHRO / OFF / RED-EYE REDUCTION,
Manual Strength Adjustment(SOFT/ NORMAL/ STRONG)
Normal Mode(8x) *
Pro Mode(4x) *
LENS
f=7.3-21.9mm(equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm camera format), F:2.6-3.4,
Optical 3xzoom, 10 glass elements in 7 groups with 3 aspherical lenses
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3.1
The CCD shifts by one pixel to take two shots for composition as one image.
7.1 (Megapixel)
Pixel output
•16 MB SmartMedia Memory Card
•32 MB SmartMedia Memory Card
•Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery DB-20
•Battery Charger BJ-1
FOCUS
Hybrid AF (Passive AF+TTL・CCD AF) / Macro:TTL・CCD AF
EXPOSURE MODE
Programmed AE, TTL CCD Method
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT
AUTO / MANUAL EXPOSURE COMPENSATION (+/- 2.0 EV in 1/2 EV steps)
SHOOTING RANGE
24cm(9.4in.) -∞ (at Wide) / Macro:1cm(0.4in.) -24cm(9.4in.)
OTHER FEATURES
DATA COPY MODE (INTERNAL←→EXTERNAL) / Digital Zoom(640x480) /
PC card adapter FS-B53
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Charger
AC Adapter
Remote Controll
8MB SmartMediaTM Memory Card
16 MB SmartMediaTM Memory Card
32MB SmartMediaTM Memory Card
PC Card Adapter
Floppy Disk Adapter
*RDC-7 Standard Package Includes: Digital camera body, Lens cap, Ricoh software CD, Serial Cables,
USB Cable, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, Battery Charger, AV cable, Wrist strap, Soft case,
Instruction manual, Warranty card
RICOH COMPANY,LTD.
RICOH CORPORATION
RICOH EUROPE B.V.
RICOH AUSTRALIA PTY.LTD.
3.3
http://www.ricoh.com
http://www.ricohcpg.com
http://www.ricoh-europe.com
http://www.ricoh-aust.com.au/
megapixel CCD
Resolution up to
7 Megapixels
(Pro mode)
MONOCHROME MODE(B&W,Sepia) / AUTO BRACKET / Selectable ISO SENSITIVITY /
*Each image size is around 4 or 8 times the size of the original image.
POWER SAVE MODE /Remote Control (Optional) / Date Imprinting (yy/mm/dd,mm/dd/yy,dd/mm/yy)
WHITE BALANCE
A fast, high-resolution 3x lens
The RDC-7 boasts a host of innovative lens technologies that make it
stand out from the competitive crowd by delivering the finest possible
resolution and image quality in an incredibly compact design. The F2.6
7.3–21.9mm optical zoom lens is equivalent to a 35–105mm focal length
on regular 35mm cameras. The lens comprises high-quality optical
glass that Ricoh fashioned and finished using proprietary polishing and
coating technologies. The glass minimizes light dispersion and has a
high refractive index. There are 10 glass elements in seven groups, with
three aspherical lenses. The proprietary varifocal zoom system
comprises one stationary and three moving groups to optimize
resolution. A Ricoh-developed alignment adjustment system optimizes
zoom performance. This system provides 200mm/line resolution across
the zoom range, helping the CCD optimize crispness and color
AUTO / MANUAL MODE SETTING (4 MODES:DAYLIGHT / FLUORESCENT LIGHT /
TUNGSTEN LIGHT / OVERCAST)
reproduction in Pro Mode. Ricoh’s achievements in regular 35mm
compact camera lenses contribute to the RDC-7’s trim proportions. A
relay viewfinder enhances slimness, while a spiral gear ensures
ultrasilent zooming.
SELFTIMER
Approx. 10sec. delay
INTERFACES
PC : Serial (RS232C/AUX), USB
Video Out, Audio Out
BATTERY
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
DIMENSIONS ( W x D x H )
135.4 x 74.0 x 26.6 (27.9 at grip)mm , 5.3 x 2.9 x 1(1.1 at grip) in.
WEIGHT
Approx.270g (9.5oz) (without battery)
This brochure was printed on recycled paper.
The Ultimate in Digital Imaging
in an Ultraportable Package
In this multimedia age, “image” information comprises everything from still images
Image Capturing Device
and movie clips to text and sound. Ricoh’s Image Communication strategy pursues
Sound
Movie
words,figure
superior imaging and appliance ease based on open standards for individuals and
groups in all office environments. We call the RDC-7 an Image Capturing Device
Picture
because it is much more than a camera. It delivers an unrivaled array of advanced,
Aspherical surfaces
RICOH COMPANY,LTD.
Ohmori NM Building,1-1,Ohmorikita 2-chome,
Ota-ku,Tokyo 143-0016, Japan
Phone:(03)5763-2605 Fax:(03)5763-2496
RICOH EUROPE B.V.
Photo Products Division
Koolhovenlaan 35, 1119 NB Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands.
Phone:020-5474111 Fax:020-5474540
RICOH PHOTO PRODUCTS (ASIA),LTD.
Unit D, E&F,24/F.,China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Phone:2862-2888 Fax:2862-2800/2866-1985
RICOH EUROPE B.V. Düsseldorf Branch
Photo Products Division
Oberrather Straße 6, D-40472 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: 0211-6546-0 Fax: 0211-6546-350
RICOH CORPORATION
5. Dedrick Place,
West Caldwell, NJ
07006 U.S.A.
Phone:888-742-6410
RICOH AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
8 Rodborough Road
Frenchs Forrest, N.S.W. 2086
Phone:02-8977-1111 Fax:02-8977-1100
Photograph
user-friendly technologies and solutions so you can record, creatively process, and
output all types of image information.
Printed in Japan
IT ’ S A F UL L - F E A T U R ED C A M E R A . . .
... WITH A HOST OF POWERFUL APPLICATIONS
... AND COUNTLESS USES
Dual shutter
Zoom right in with a powerful 3x optical lens
Macros as close as 1cm
Make movies
Record interviews and meetings
Scan the headlines
Take a series of stills, highlight important parts on video, or record
key comments.
Dual
shutter
Check stores and construction sites
Inspect samples
Regular digital cameras record portrait view subjects horizontally. When
processing the images on your computer, you have to rotate them 90 degrees.
The RDC-7 s secondary release mechanism eliminates this step by storing
subjects in their correct orientation.
Monitor customer traffic or displays or
track daily progress in building projects.
Record and play back AVI movie clips, which use motion JPEG for superior
image quality. Such clips are perfect for sharing with others across local area
networks or over the Internet. You can record up to 5.5 minutes of video onto
a 64MB SmartMedia card.
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Macros are perfect for revealing unusual detail. The RDC-7 lets you get as
close as one centimeter (0.4 inch) from a subject without losing the definition
you enjoy at normal shooting distances.
The optical lens zooms from the equivalent of a wide 35mm to a telephoto
105mm, giving you the flexibility you need in almost any situation. Because
it is optical, the lens lets you enlarge images without compromising the resolution
of up to 200 lines/mm.
Complete flash control
Compact, light, and appliance-friendly
The two-inch LCD monitor frees you from the
viewfinder, making it faster and simpler to take
great shots. This 200,000 pixel, active matrix
screen lets you check shot quality or review
results easily with others. The monitor swivels
on two axes so you can record images from
almost any position.
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Hybrid autofocusing for point-and-shoot ease
Take Your Time
See everything from any angle with the 200,000-pixel LCD monitor
The built-in flash unit draws on advanced Ricoh technologies to ensure perfect
results. In Auto mode, the flash automatically calculates the distance and
additional lighting required. The flash prevents overexposure, which commonly
occurs with close-ups. You can choose from three manual modes to creatively
capture special moods soft, normal, and strong. A preflash reduces red-eye.
Auto white balance
The RDC-7 uses Ricoh s new multi auto white balance technology to quickly
optimize white balance. A Ricoh-developed algorithm identifies and repeatedly
processes color calibration information from the CCD s 128 imaging zones.
This ensures perfectly balanced results, even when using the flash.
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With a 64MB SmartMedia card inserted, you can capture up to 130 minutes
of high-quality audio through the RDC-7 s powerful built-in microphone. A
speaker is also built-in so you can instantly check results.
8MB on-board memory,
SmartMedia card expandability up to 64MB
The RDC-7 uses both external passive and CCD autofocusing. Regular digital
cameras only employ the latter. The additional use of external passive
autofocusing accelerates focusing and enhances performance with poorly lit
subjects. You can optimize focusing and resolution with all subjects including
in macro and text modes.
The RDC-7 takes you to new levels of portability. Just 135.4mm
(5.3 inches) wide and 26.6mm (1 inch) thick, it fits comfortably
into a shirt pocket and weighs just 270g (9.5 oz). The styling
is smooth and free of annoying protrusions. The RDC-7
embodies Ricoh s appliance philosophy by allowing you to
comfortably capture images from almost any position. A mode
dial lets you switch instantly between still, moving picture,
text, and audio capture modes. The shutter release and other
buttons all are in comfortable fingertip reach.
Record interviews and ideas on the run
The Time Exposure mode lets you set
exposures at one, two, four, or eight
seconds. This is perfect for shooting
in dark places or for creating special
action or lighting effects, such as traffic
movements at night.
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Removable 64MB SmartMedia cards complement the 8MB on-board memory.
This lets you store almost anything, from large images and many small snapshots
to a series of movie clips. You can also copy data between the internal
memory and removable cards.
USB and serial ports for fast transfers to
Windows and Macintosh systems
USB is now the global standard for connecting to personal computers. The
USB cable connection allows high-speed transfers to your PC or Mac or back
to the camera for storage.
In text mode, the RDC-7 uses a Ricoh-developed algorithm compares color
and subject brightness variations to create an optimal dual-value (black and
white) TIFF file with unparalleled clarity. The RDC-7 is effectively a 3D
pocket scanner. It lets you capture text and graphics cleanly and crisply
from almost any medium from newspaper articles and even whiteboards.
It saves in non-compressed TIFF.
The serious amateur can take
advantage of host of image
recording and processing
capabilities that make taking
great shots fun.
The optional remote control unit makes it
even easier for you to run presentations
on a television monitor or become part of
the scene in self-portraits and group shots.
The LCD monitor incorporates a reception
sensor. You can swivel the monitor to
receive remote control signals from any
angle. To avoid camera shake, we
recommend using the remote control when
shooting in Pro mode.
Capture and store treasured
memories permanently and print
out copies whenever convenient.
Multilanguage, multi TV system support
The RDC-7 offers four language options: English, German, French, or Japanese.
You can also switch to show your images on either the NTSC or PAL television
systems.
System Chart
Includes Six Software Packages for Imaging Perfection (Windows/Macintosh)
TV moniter
*USB: Limited to PCs with Windows 98 pre-installed, cannot be used with a system upgrade from Windows 95.
Limited to Macintosh with Mac OS 8.5 or better.
RDC-7
Serial cable
PC/Mac
Internet
AV cable
Auto exposure bracketing provides a margin of safety when you cannot
determine the right exposure setting. In this mode, you take three shots at
three exposure settings normal and –0.5EV just by pressing the shutter
button once. You can then review and choose the best of the shots.
PhotoStudio
PhotoPrinter
PanoramaMaker
Powerful, full-featured, easy-to-use photo
editing application with MediaBrowser album
manager. Support for high-resolution and large
image file size to open and edit the images
quickly.
An easy-to-use printing program with powerful
frame borders and unique templates in
multiple sizes on a single sheet of paper.
Customize photo-template, create photocollages and add text on the image is possible.
This exciting new software will support automatic
horizontal and vertical stitching of multiple
images into a single image. 360˚ VRML images
can also be created for websites and HTML
applications.
VideoImpression
PhotoMontage
PhotoFantasy
GUI-based video presentation editor for AVI,
MPEG-1, and still image formats. Enhances
impact with text, transition effects and sound
tracks. Can convert video clips to still images at
30 frames per second for use with PhotoMontage.
Outputs video files for Video Email or web pages.
Create professional–quality montage with
thousands of micro–images.Automatic color
adjustment for best result is newly equipped.
An image entertainment program that let you
create photofantagies by combining your
personal photos with a wide variety of fantasy
background images. The new LIVE video mode
allows real–time preview and capture of photos
within the Fantasy image.
USB cable
The RDC-7 makes it easy to create and share digital images through the
Internet. You can send shots as attachments or use them to spice up your
website.
F.D.adapter
Output to printers or PC-connective copiers
Images taken on the RDC-7 meet global standards. This means you can
print without fuss or bother from your computer to laser or inkjet printers
or even to PC-connective copiers.
Pursue photography
Build the family photo album
Remote control for presentation ease
Bring e-documents and websites to life
Auto exposure bracketing
Create an image database that helps you
explain what you have seen to others.
SmartMediaTM
PC card adapter
Printer