Ricoh Caplio GX100

Ricoh’s newest digital-camera packs a wallop in a teeny package. The GX100 has a 24-to-72mm-equivalent high-powered wide-zoom lens that goes super-duper wide-angle to 19mm with an optional wide conversion lens. That’s not even the best part! The Ricoh can claim a first in the world of digital-camera’s with its removable electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder tilts, so it’s easier to shoot in bright outdoor environments and offers 100-percent coverage without parallax and full setting information as it would appear on an LCD. The 10-megapixel camera will make all your friends think you’re the next Ansel Adams. OK, not really, but it might take some fantastic photos if you know what you’re doing.

Images taken with the GX100 come in a wide variety of resolution and compression combos including RAW with JPEG for highest quality. The included rechargeable battery will get you somewhere around 380 exposures or 35 (?) with AAA batteries. Ricoh’s latest drops in April with a £399.99 ($785) price tag.

Ricoh Caplio GX100 with Removable Electronic Viewfinder [Far East Gizmos]