Ricoh wireless wonder not coming to UK (cue tears, tantrums)

Our digicam alarms were ringing yesterday with news of a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi snapper from Ricoh, but our excitement’s turned sour today – the camera w

Our digicam alarms were ringing yesterday with news of a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi snapper from Ricoh, but our excitement’s turned sour today – the camera won’t be coming to the UK.

We’re not shedding floods of tears, but it is a shame that the only snapper to feature both Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi won’t pit itself against the UK’s current crop of wireless cameras such as Nikon’s top S-series.

If you fancy getting one on import, the rugged 500SE can shoot 8MP photos, has a 3x zoom and has a water-resistant shell. You’ll have to brace yourself for a fairly hefty hit to your credit card, though – the official tag is $1100 (£580), plus shipping costs.   

Essentials

Ricoh 500SE

Price: $1100 (£580)

On sale: TBA in US

Contact: Ricoh

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