Excerpt: For what seems like eons a debate has raged over who makes the best digital cameras? Is it technology firms who make up for a lack of optical knowledge with their ability to produce top-notch consumer electronic kit? Or is it the 'old school' camera makers who have the photographic heritage to sweep aside concerns about their lack of electronic experience?
Summary: : The Ricoh Caplio R3 is a stylish digital camera with a 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom lens packed into a very compact metal body. The 5 megapixel camera features a 2.5" screen and built in vibration correction - this helps produce blur free photos in low light or at full zoom. The camera is very good feature wise, with quick access to options and speedy performance, however the camera is let down by average image quality - as the images produced have high noise, are...
Pros: Very compact and stylish with a solid metal body (will easily fit in pockets), Built in Vibration Reduction image stabilisation helps acheive blur free low-light / zoom photos., 2.5" screen, 7.1x optical zoom lens, Fast continuous shooting mode, Excellent macro mode (1cm), Full printed manual, Adjust button gives quick access to WB, ISO, Exposure compensation
Cons: High noise (ISO400 and above very noisy), Flash can over-expose images, Small memory card, Purple fringing slightly higher than average, Soft images
Summary: An impressive lens but has a big problem housing such a lens behind such a flimsy lens cover and that is a big problem considering the price. However the quality of the detail reproduction in the images is excellent and the tones are spot on. The battery life is also fantastic and the controls are easy to use.
Summary: The Ricoh Caplio R3 promises an awful lot on paper. A camera
that can easily fit in your pocket, yet has a massive 7x wide-angle
optical zoom lens. A camera that has a potentially winning
combination of an anti-shake system and an extensive ISO range
of 64-800. A camera that is easy-to-use, well-built and stylish
in an understated kind of way. And a camera that that offers
all this for less than £250.
Summary: Mit umiddelbare indtryk af Ricoh Caplio R3 var meget positivt, fordi kameraet generelt var meget hurtigt. Især autofokushastigheden var imponerende, da den nærmest var ikke eksisterende.
Pros: Kamerahus i metal, 7x zoom med god vidvinkel på et lommekamera, Generelt meget hurtigt kamera, Lav kromatisk aberration og fortegning, 2,5 tommer LCD-skærm, God og sikker eksponering, Billedstabilisator
Cons: Ingen hjælpelampe til autofokusen, Udsat LCD-skærm, Ikke optimal skarphed på billederne, Billeder på tid med blitz kun gennemsnitlig, Ikke god over ISO 100, Lav opløsning på LCD-skærm, Dårlig rækkevidde på blitzen, Middelmådig detaljegengivelse, Ikke optimal billedkvalitet på grøn bølge