RDC-2 extends the limits of personal multimedia by making the whole world a potential image source. Anything that catches your eye, can catch everybody else's too when you snap it with the camera. Scenic views, portraits, printed materials, even minute objects can be captured in seconds and input straight into your multimedia work. RDC-2 helps you to add a dash of brilliance to your personal multimedia. It is the true multimedia camera. Once you've captured the images you want, you can input them directly into your PC with a PC card, port them in, or view them directly on an NTSC TV. You can output your finished work in a variety of ways, choosing the media that best suits your message and hardware.The convenience of 2MB of on-board memory lets you capture up to 38 shots in economy mode. It is very easy to copy the data in the on-board memory to a interchangeable PC flash memory card to free up the memory, and to transfer the data to a PC with a PC card drive. With each shot you take you can record a ten-second sound bite that goes into the memory along with the shot. It is ideal for capturing the atmosphere of the event you are shooting. This makes RDC-2 the great business tool, from doing market research to location hunting. The convenient, detachable built-in 1.8-inch LCD monitor flips up to let you frame and compose your shots with more precision. The compact two-in-one lens has 8 elements in 8 groups. The lenses are all of high quality optical glass including high index glass and clearly demonstrate the benefits of Ricoh's advanced optical technology and camera-making experience in the clarity of the captured images. A simple one-touch switch lets you switch between the 35mm and 55mm modes (in 35mm film format) of the lens. Continuous mode is great for capturing fast changing action. At one frame a second you can capture more than you need, then later when you have time, edit out the shots you want to keep using the PhotoStudio software. The key to image quality, RDC-2's image-capturing CCD has 410,000 individual pixels and supports 24-bit color (millions of colors) for high-resolution images with more accurate color. Thanks to the mechanical shutter and full frame image capture system, the subjects of your shots have smooth outlines and focus is sharp right to the edges of the frame. This quality input lifts the quality of your multimedia output. RDC-2 brings the quality features of Ricoh cameras to digital photography, to make taking great shots easy. Autofocus, automatic exposure, auto-flash, auto-white balance and stepped auto exposure compensation enable point and shoot image capture, by ensuring balanced light and focused shots every time. It leaves you free to enjoy the creativity of composing your image.