Ricoh Caplio R8 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
Ricoh Caplio R8: 10.3 MP (Megapixels), 7x optical zoom, MMC Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Hugely flexible but it requires a lot of experimentation to find many of the features
Bad points:
Previous setting (for example, continuous mode shooting) is not retained if the camera switches off. I not found a way of avoiding manually resetting certain functions after each power up.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Mar 2008

Claira, Guernsey

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent zoom and macro, which were main reasons I purchased.
Bad points:
The navigation button more difficult to use than on a previous Caplio model I had.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Apr 2008

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 7
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Digital zoom ratio 5
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format MMC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 168
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 102x58.3x26.1
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.3-5.2
In-built memory (Megabytes) 24
Release date 2008-03-10
Height in mm 5.8
Width in mm 102
Depth in mm 2.6
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens Ricoh Lens
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 200
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: Ricoh R8

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Manufacturer's Description

Feature 1: Outstanding resolution

Polished to an even higher sheen: Functionality as a “tool” to carry with you.
For those who enjoy picture-taking in both business and pleasure, an ideal camera should have what it takes to capture not just images but the photographer’s feelings and intents as well. The refined body, stripped of frills and ornaments to become a perfect portable instrument, is fully equipped with qualities “to shoot what you want to shoot”. The R8 – a camera for people who enjoy photography everyday.

10 million effective pixels, 1/2.3 CCD reproduces the beauty per se.
With its 10 effective megapixel 1/2.3" CCD, the R8 offers highly precise power to express every detail vividly. Paired with the high-performance SIE III image processor, you can capture the smallest of details in brief moments of encounter with your subject.

Feature 2: Optical 7.1x super zoom

High-definition performance captures the photographer’s intentions in a wide range of scenes.

28 – 200mm wide-angle optical 7.1x zoom lens in a compact body that fits snugly in your palm.
Ricoh’s cutting-edge Double Retracting Lens System has enabled a 28 – 200mm wide-angle, optical 7.1x zoom lens to fit perfectly in an easy-to-use, easy-to-carry compact body just 22.6mm thick (at the thinnest part). And to further enhance the camera’s potentials, it is also equipped with a mechanism to switch between two zooming speeds with a single turn of the lever. Wherever you go, it will respond precisely to your motivation to express.

Feature 3: A full range of photographic functions

Photography and editing functions to precisely handle the diverse picture-taking conditions encountered throughout the day.

Aspect ratio of 1:1 stimulates your motivation to express.
Setting the camera to [F1:1] Mode allows you to record your photos in square format common for medium format cameras. It delivers you a different perspective, and saves you the effort when posting images on your blog.

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