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.
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.
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 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.