Excerpt: I use this camera for two years and I'm rather Happy with it. It's quite perfect for wandering outdoor for landscape and nature pictures because of it's great pocketability, perfect ergonomy and long life battery. But it is a bit too fragile to carry it with when practising more sportive activities like cross sountry skiing or mountain Bike or exposing it in dusty or windy conditions Otherwise, it is a little below average camera in it's class as concern pictures of...
Excerpt: Great camera. Was concerned about image-noise, but so far hasn't been an issue, even in indoor settings. Night photography is another matter. Facebook photos (i.e. pub/club photography) are likely to be blurred regardless of your steady hold of the camera. Some of these can be doctored in post-processing (re-size, sharpening etc.). A program such as a Noiseware is recommended for real image enthusiasts. Can reduce noticable noise w/o too much detail loss in mose cases.
Excerpt: Takes stunning pictures for such a little camera. Good colour reproduction and good auto metering. Not so hot in low light - understandable given the small sensor. Wide angle shots get a little fuzzy towards the corners, and this is more pronounced to the right hand side. But not noticeable in moderately large prints, only on screen at full resolution. The in camera post processing is also a little aggressive. It takes excellent sharp macro-shots. Battery life is superb.
Excerpt: I've used Nikon, Canon, Olympus. Ricoh not perfect camera but good choice. Easy to use, great...great macro mode, metal body, good lens. Noise is problem up 400 iso, but you can limit the auto iso sensitive, some freaks shoot in scene mode. Problems: Face detection works badly. Please need upgrade for perfect camera!
Excerpt: After months of using the R6 i have to post my review here. I still like this cam. It nearly does all it claims to do. So here are my positive and negative remarks about the R6. Positive: - Excellent Lens for its size (smaller, but a bit slower than the R5 Lens) - Macro is outstanding! - Time-Lapse Mode - Serial shot mode is fast - Good Battery Life - fast operation, fast startup - pretty big screen - "no-nonsense" menu system.
Excerpt: I have great respect for my R4 but so has my wife so I thought I'd get myself a R6 while they are cheap. Can't really see the point of paying another £70+ for the R7 when the differences seem to be so slight. It has all the good points of the R4 (I agree with Andrew Higgins below) but is even more pocketable.
Summary: I bought this camera to replaced a lost Canon Ixus. Good points: Large optical zoom in a compact body. Good level of manual control (focus, exposure, white balance etc.) Quick operation Quality of pictures Bad Points: Tendency for the software to over expose and under saturate. Easily adjusted with basic tools, but annoying. Auto focus sometimes struggles with bright/multiple subjects Noisy operation (didn't bother me, but may bother others).
Summary: Construction: Nice metal body, feels well made. Negative is the tiny mode switch what was really hard to move in the beginning and the still bad sliding quality. I need a thumbnail to operate it, just thumb preasure is in most cases not enough. The batterie / SD card door opens only 100 degrees and the SD card has to be inserted with the fingernail grove towards the door. For malesized European fingers it is only possible to take the card out by bending the door.
Summary: However the digital camera market moves very quickly, so just four months later the R5 has been superseded by the R6, which combines all of the features of the R5, adds the latest must have gizmo face detection technology, and somehow manages to cram the whole lot into a compact new body, measuring just 99.6 x 55 x 23.3mm and weighing just 161g including battery and card.
Pros: Cheap price Camera Amazing image quality Good Zoom Quality
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! Picture ...