Ricoh RDC-4300 (1998)

Ricoh announced the RDC-4300 in a press release at the CeBIT '98 in Hanover. In Japan the camera was simply called DC-4. Ricoh aimed at creating an interactive, easy to use digital camera with sophisticated features  in a compact and user-friendly design. The result was the RDC-4300. The camera featured a macro mode as close as 8cm, auto focus, auto exposure, auto white balance and the possibility to record up to 8 seconds of audio with every image or simply just sound bites for later editing. The camera had a swivel lens, LCD display and could be easily connected to a personal computer. A Smart Media slot, one megapixel CCD and three compression levels made this camera a good companion for entry level users.


  • Brand: Ricoh
  • Model: RDC-4300
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $599
  • Imager Type: 1.32MP 1/3" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x960
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Smart Media
  • Lens: f=5.6-16.8mm /F2.8 - F4.7
  • Shutter: 1s - 1/500s
  • Aperture Range: F2.8 - F4.7
  • LCD screen size: 2.0" TFT
  • Size: 136.5 x 64 x 34mm
  • Weight: 285 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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