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Ricoh-caplio-r5.24910265
4.8 out of 10

Ricoh Caplio R5

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

manologermany, DP Review
12 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Bought just a refurb R5 (fw.162). Fine little cam! Yes, the zoomlever is a little bit fiddly, but the R5 is mostly well constructed, nice to handle and the IQ is quiet impressive for such a flexible lens in a small package. I love the great macro capability and the bw mode, which is not coupled with a scene mode as in newer R-models. Im very glad that i found a as new R5, cause i would'nt buy one of the successors. Problems: So far, none.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

sunskisurf, DP Review
16 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Had two R3s, both of which had blurry lower left corners. After reading lots of negative as well as some very positive reviews about the R5 (and after getting a good deal) I decided to go for it and give it a try myself. I lucked out as my copy has very good edge to edge sharpness, so far no AF problems and a smoothly functioning zoom lever. Picture quality is very good. In fact i like it better than the IQ from the R3s (blurry corners aside).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

sunskisurf, DP Review
16 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Had two R3s, both of which had blurry lower left corners. After reading lots of negative as well as some very positive reviews about the R5 (and after getting a good deal) I decided to go for it and give it a try myself. I lucked out as my copy has very good edge to edge sharpness, so far no AF problems and a smoothly functioning zoom lever. Picture quality is very good. In fact i like it better than the IQ from the R3s (blurry corners aside).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

sunskisurf, DP Review
16 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Had two R3s, both of which had blurry lower left corners. After reading lots of negative as well as some very positive reviews about the R5 (and after getting a good deal) I decided to go for it and give it a try myself. I lucked out as my copy has very good edge to edge sharpness, so far no AF problems and a smoothly functioning zoom lever. Picture quality is very good. In fact i like it better than the IQ from the R3s (blurry corners aside).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

twoten, DP Review
17 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Seems like Ricoh took a small step back with this one. I loved the R4 and expected the R5 to be better. However, the zoom rocker is definitely not as easy to use as the R4 and I can't see any improvement on the image quality either. It's still a great little cam, with the wide angle and zoom that makes the R series such a great little travel companion. But I'd still have the R4 over this version. Problems: None really.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

DIMIKON, DP Review
21 April 2007
  • Excerpt: HANDLING: a bit ackward at the beginning but I got familiar to this rather quickly. MACRO: fantastic macro capabilities! BATTERY: the camera’s low consumption profile helps in taking many shots before the battery runs out, however I ‘d recommend a second battery. Camera shake correction: effective but not as much as I’d like it to be. ZOOM: fantastic 7x optical zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 2
2.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0

Unlucky!

aeris_cet..., Ciao
15 November 2007
  • Excerpt: I must just be one of the unlucky ones. I have had to send this camera back to the manufacturers twice and the pictures are still not right. The first time a black splodge appeared in the centre of the screen. When I downloaded the photos the splodge was on that too. The second time the zoom would not go back in, only a few weeks apart.
  • Pros: I haven't had the pleasure yet of finding any
  • Cons: confusing menu,
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
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Durability 10
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Overall quality 10
10
Looks 10
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Ricoh Capilo R5

kiemc02, Ciao
10 August 2007
  • Excerpt: This has got to be one of the best cameras I have ever used. It has so many easy to use features and is especially ideal for those with little or no camera experience. This camera is ideal for taking pictures of everyday life, and I have found it is especially good at taking close up pictures of family and for days out. It is so compact and the accessories available are compact too.
  • Pros: Great first timer camera with easy to use functions
  • Cons: Hard to see screen with sunlight behind you
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 8
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Overall quality 10
10
Looks 8
8.0

SLR-type features in a true compact camera format

deputydaw..., Ciao
8 August 2007
  • Excerpt: The Ricoh Caplio R5 offers a rather different take on the quality digital camera from most manufacturers. With the product a year old, it's a bargain at £120-150, giving both simplicity and optional SLR-like features and playing to Ricoh's extraordinary strength in macro photography with a 7.1x optical zoom and highly effective optical shake reduction technology.
  • Pros: Great pictures, brilliant macro, 7x optical zoom, optical image stabilisation
  • Cons: Flash can be covered with a finger by accident
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
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Durability 8
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Overall quality 8
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Looks 8
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Ricoh Caplio R5

Closerati..., Ciao
29 July 2007
  • Excerpt: The reason I bought this camera was because I didn't have a proper standalone digital camera at the time and the 2 megapixel one on my phone wasn't exactly professional standard. I chose to get a 7 megapixel camera because this resolution seemed like it had enough quality to print the pictures off without any pixelation occuring (even when enlarged greatly) yet at the same time each image would not take up a huge amount of space on your memory card.
  • Pros: Great value for money, High resolution, Wide zoom, Large Screen
  • Cons: No rangefinder, black and white manual
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