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Ricoh Caplio 500G
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Ricoh Caplio 500G

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Shockproof and waterproof 8-megapixel camera that's also a barcode scanner and GPS-ready

30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: On January 25, 2008, Ricoh introduced the 8.1 megapixel Ricoh 500SE Digital Camera with integrated barcode scanning capabilities to the US market. Designed for barcode-based workflows that require high-quality images, the 500SE, also known as the Ricoh Caplio 500SE model W in other markets, provides...
  • Pros: 8-megapixel camera with barcode capability, Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, Optional laser scanner, Can survive 3.3-foot drops and 14 degree temperature, IP67 rating (waterproof to 3.3 feet), Works via Bluetooth with GPS receiver, Data-Imaging and Geo-Imaging, 3X 29-85mm optical zoom allows wide a...
  • Cons: Fairly expensive, Only QVGA movies
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Overall 6

Ricoh Caplio 500SE review

TechRadar UK
24 September 2007
  • Summary: An underwater camera that tries to do it all
  • Pros: Good wide-angle lens Handy rubberised body
  • Cons: Too much picture noise Very expensive Limited waterproofing
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
21 March 2007
  • Conclusion: While it has its share of flaws, the combination of rugged, waterproof design with GPS capabilities and an 8 megapixel sensor makes the Ricoh Caplio 500SE an attractive proposition for outdoors photographers.
  • Pros: Rugged design, waterproof, GPS functionality, Bluetooth and wireless
  • Cons: Noise and colour reproduction not quite up to scratch, chunky design
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Overall 8

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera

Pocket Lint
6 December 2006
  • Pros: Build, simple to use, nice wide-angle lens, image quality at lower ISOs, quite probably the perfect family or beach camera, ideal builder’s snapper.
  • Cons: Big and clunky, horrible to look at, image noise at higher ISOs, price, horrible to look at … and did I say it looked horrible?
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Overall 7

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide review

TechRadar UK
31 August 2006
  • Summary: A waterproof wide-angle with a rugged build
  • Pros: Waterproof 8 megapixels
  • Cons: Don't mistake this for an underwater camera
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[ REVIEW–RICOH Caplio 500G wide ]

9 June 2006
  • Excerpt: The is an 8 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom lens with a film-equivalent range of 28–85mm. There is an optional extender lens that takes the camera to 22mm at the wide angle end. Ricoh produce exceptional wide angle lenses with no trace of barrel distortion.
  • Pros: The Ricoh 500G is made for a particular niche market which includes firefighters, builders, engineers and architects and, we assume, explorers and white water rafters. It even has a mode for correcting photos of documents so that they are straight, with edges aligned, in the final image. It has t...
  • Cons: The write time to the SD card is slow.
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Ricoh Caplio 500G wide (Kurztest)

digicam experts
19 February 2007

Expert Review

28 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Ricoh Caplio 500G è una fotocamera digitale con sensore CCD da 8 MegaPixel e obiettivo zoom ottico 3x grandangolare, infatti è caratterizzata da una lunghezza focale minima di 28mm nel formato equivalente ai 35mm per cui si potrà contare su un campo visivo molto ampio.
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