Excerpt: "...Buyers beware! I think Ricoh have pushed the lens/body ratio a bit too far to the point of serously affecting reliability. My daughter was really upset as it failed 1/3 way into her holiday & it was her pride & joy - she really looked after it! Won't buy a Ricoh camera again - when you spend £170 on a camera you expect it to last longer than 9 months! ...
Summary: I was really disappointed with this camera. Like a lot of other users I experienced a lot of problems with the lens - quite often failed to focus, occasionally got stuck in the extended position, and finally failed completely. My camera is less than 12 months old and hs frequently given me problems - my local repair shop tells me this is a very common problem with the Caplio range as the lens mechanism is very delicate.
Pros: Lots of great features, including multi-frame mode, and a good option for capturing images in two sizes simultaneously. The 7X optical zoom is great, when it works.
Cons: Really not very well made - the camera doesn't feel very sturdy. Terrible flash shots - I tried a million settings and always ended up with totally washed out foreground and dark background.
Summary: Compared to my previous two Canon digital cameras this one is crap. The flash usually fades out too much color and I'm generally very dissatified with it. Just the other day my battery died mid picture and now the lens is stuck open. It won't go back and just makes a little motor noise. Totally sucky.
Summary: Ich habe die Kamera jetzt seit einigen Monaten und ich muss sagen, dass ich ziemlich enttäuscht davon bin. Aber eins nach dem anderen .... Zuerst einmal was ich gut finde an der Kamera: - ein 7fach Zoom in einem sooo kleinen Gehäuse ... das bietet keine andere Kamera - die Akkulaufzeit liegt im grünen Bereich - trotz des großen Displays - die Kamera liegt gut in der Hand - es wird recht schnell fokussiert Und nun die Dinge, die mir nicht so gefallen haben: - die Kamera...
Pros: sehr kompakte Kamera, Akkulaufzeit ist gut
Cons: sehr Lichtschwach, starkes Rauschen bei hohen ISO - Werten, Bildstabilisator bringt nicht viel