Conclusion: The Ricoh Caplio GX is an interesting digital camera which brings Ricoh in the spotlight again. The camera is equipped with high quality optics and a functional zoom range. The wide angle is getting more and more attractive to more manufacturers and it is good to see Ricoh taking the lead.
Conclusion: This is a preliminary first-looks review based on our experience of using the camera under everyday conditions plus limited benchmark testing. A full review with additional benchmarking will follow.
Summary: The Caplio GX is a compact and lightweight 5.13-megapixel camera with a wide angle 3x optical zoom (28-85mm in 35mm equivalent) that Ricoh claims has a shutter release time of just 0.12 of a second.
Summary: The Caplio GX is simple enough for complete novices, but also has a range of features to keep enthusiasts happy. It’s let down by a lack of extras and a light meter that struggles in some conditions.
Summary: Test shots were colour accurate with moderate saturation and contrast. Noise was negligible at ISO 100 and remained quite low up to ISO 400, becoming noticeable only at ISO 1600. Close-up capabilities were impressive and flash coverage was adequate.