The Ricoh Caplio 500G wide is a highly specialised camera. It has a mode setting for “fire fighting”, which “allows you to take clear, sharp pictures…unaffected by flames or smoke.” This is truly a go-anywhere camera — through dust, fire and flood. And it is no flimsy little point and shooter with a waterproof housing.
The Ricoh Caplio 500G is totally enclosed in a tough, flexible rubberised waterproof case. Ricoh invite you to drop it on a hard floor from a metre if you must. And, being a serious piece of gear, the 500G sports an external flash shoe.
And it has been well thought out for a particular customer who wants a camera that can stand abuse and still produce good pictures.