Excerpt: I've shot 4,000+ photos on the R6 and find the camera to have a good mix of features, especially the lens. But the image quality in low light is simply awful, and it's gotten worse with age. The camera is pretty much worthless except in daylight scenes. I just replaced it with a Canon S90 and couldn't be happier! Problems: Mode selector switch broke. Very disappointing considering this camera is treated with care.
Excerpt: I can't recommend Ricoh Caplio R6. The features were great on paper, but the camera has white balance, exposure and flash issues. It is impossible to use as point-and-shoot unless in a perfectly lit outdoor setting, in which it does excellent pictures. With artificial light, the white balance is quirky and even the "auto" setting often does not find the correct balance.
Excerpt: The camera is very easy to get to grips with. The controls and menus are very streightforward. I like the spot metering option. Image quality is quite good, although on the widest setting the corners can be blurred. The pictures are fiarly low in contrast and saturation, giving a greyish quality. If you want to take flash photos of people, then forget it.
Excerpt: I had this for a week and its going back. Compared to my old Sony DSC-L1, the pics are overexposed (especially indoor flash pics). even outdoor pics dont look very natural. Its feature packed, cheap, looks nice and has the best zoom ever .... but the pic quality wasn't too my liking!! Problems: Overexposed flash pics Un-natural colours. Menu system is not user friendly.
Excerpt: I've just sent my daughters back for repair just 9 months after buying it. The lens has jammed permanently open with the motor making nasty grinding noises & no image. Looking on the web, this seems be a very common problem with R4-R7 cameras with at least 11 others returning units for repair - often just after the waranty with big repair bills - upto 2/3 the value of the camera. Even after repairs, the problem seems to re-occur. Buyers beware!
Excerpt: I find that with camera's you are best off sticking to Sony, Kodak and other high profile makes. They are easy to use, they come with more accessories and attachments and often have longer guarentee's. This is a very good camera, however it isn't the best looking one out there, perfect if it's a present for a bloke, but you'd be better off getting something easier on the eye for a lady, because although it's not all about looks, they do count!
Excerpt: I have owned this camera for some time now and i love it! As another reviewer has pointed out that looks are not to everyones taste but several people have said to me how nice it looks, and different, and I am of the same opinion, Personally i think it is a very good looking camera, something that not many people will have.
Pros: Cheap, excellent images, screen is non reflective in the sun .
Excerpt: The first thing many readers will think when looking at this review is "oh my god" how ugly is that camera?", and possibly as a secondary thought, "who the hell are Ricoh, didn't he once manage Arsenal?". The answers to these questions are so obviously yes, it is a ugly mother of a camera and no, that was Bruce Rioch, but I stray from the subject matter so on with my thoughts on the camera.
Pros: stunning pictue quality, large memory capacity, easy to use, anti - vibration feature
Excerpt: Ich habe mir vor ca. 2 Monaten die R6 zur Vervollständigung meiner Sammlung digitaler Kompaktkameras zugelegt (meine Frau schüttelt nur noch den Kopf), zumal ich bis Dato noch nicht die für mich ideale Kamera gefunden hatte und habe. Vielleicht bin ich zu anspruchsvoll, doch warum gelingt es eigentlich den verschiedenen Herstellern nicht aus den vielen Kameras auf dem Markt nicht mal ein Exemplar zu fertigen, was die Vorzüge der Palette vereint?
Summary: He comprado esta camara y la he devuelto lo mas rapido ke he podido... la verdad me parecio un fraude. Por lo ke cuesta deberia ser mucho mejor, si costara 120 euros ...todavia. Aun poniendo todo el empeño en aprenderme todas sus funciones y posibilidades no logre sacar fotos de noche ke fuesen aceptables. El estabilizador brilla por su ausencia, creo tener buen pulso, pero ni haciendo el mayor esfuerzo salian bien.