Ricoh LX-55W

Jump to: navigation, search

The LX-55W is a fixed-focus compact camera for 35mm film, introduced by Japanese manufacturer Ricoh in 1994. This camera shares its fundamental components (lens, shutter, body structure etc) with several other models. The LX-55W is the model featuring a splash-proof body and a red-eye reduction system. A model with a date back was also available and it was sold as the LX-55W Date.


  • Release Date: October 1994
  • Lens: Ricoh Lens 34mm f/4.5, 3 elements in 3 groups
  • Focus: fixed-focus
  • Shutter: 1/50 sec. and 1/100 sec.
  • Aperture: F4.5 and F11.2
  • Film Speed Range: ISO 100 or 400 (DX-Code system)
  • Other Features: Splash-proof body (JIS Class 4), Automatic Flash, Red-Eye reduction, Self-timer, Switchable Panorama
  • Power Source: AA-type battery X 2 (alkaline or manganese)
  • Dimensions: 123 mm X 67 mm X 48 mm
  • Weight: 250 g (without batteries)

Model Variation

Release Date[1] Focusing Splash-proof[2] Red-eye Reduction
LX-25 1993.8 fixed-focus X X
LX-33sW 1993.7 fixed-focus O X
LX-33W 1993.7 fixed-focus O O
LX-55W 1994.10 fixed-focus O O
AF-77S (unknown) autofocus X X
AF-77 1993.8 autofocus X O
RW-1 1993.12 autofocus O O


  1. from Ricoh Official Website, Camera List
  2. JIS C0920 Class4


LX-55W on Ricoh Official Website Camera List (in Japanese)