Summary: The camera is very good value for money and I would recommend this camera. The Ricoh Caplio R6 is an extremely capable pocket camera that can produce excellent results.
Pros: Very compact and stylish with a solid metal body (will easily fit in pockets) - smaller than previous models, Built in Vibration Reduction image stabilisation helps acheive blur free low-light / zoom photos., Larger 2.7" screen, with 230,000 pixels, Wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, Very fast fo...
Cons: Flash position, easy to put finger in front of it, Flash occassionally overexposes images if the subject is too close, Battery pops out even though there's a clip when compartment opened., Red eye occassionally a problem, Slightly higher than average purple fringing
Excerpt: This is a 7.2 megapixel compact camera with a 7.1x zoom lens – 28–200mm film equivalent focal length range. The lens is quick to focus, very sharp and has acceptable distortion at the ends of its exceptional range. The camera is well made and looks elegant.
Pros: This camera can produce images of remarkable quality. Exposure, white balance and resolution are all in the top league and image noise at ISO200 is not objectionable. There is a 192 page printed instruction book.
Cons: The R6 has a quirk. Used in the manner of most digital compact cameras, that is by half depressing the shutter button to set focus and exposure, there is shutter lag. It is impossible to photograph moving subjects. Even stationary subjects that blink are a problem – you will almost always get the...
Excerpt: The Ricoh Caplio R6 is, in my humble opinion, one of the best looking low-end cameras on the market. Available in Black, Red and Silver with the former two very tastefully combining their primary colour with silver accented styling it’s almost certain to impress.
Summary: Just 6 months on from the R5 model, the new Ricoh R6 arrives, at first glance
with few new standout features. The must-have feature for
all compact digicams in 2007, Face Recognition, is supposedly
the headline addition to the R6, but as with most of these
systems, you'll get better results