Ricoh has announced a new entry-level shoe-mount flashgun for Pentax cameras. Designed with portability in mind, the Pentax AF201FG runs on two AA batteries and has a guide number of 20 (Iso-100, m). Unlike most other small flashes on the market, the AF201FG has a “dustproof, weather-resistant construction” to keep out the elements.
It can tilt upwards to bounce light off the ceiling for more flattering lighting. (It does not swivel horizontally.) It also has a flip-out wide-angle diffuser. Operating modes include P-TTL and manual at full or 1/4 power levels. There is no wireless support, however.