Conclusion: There are a number of good points to the Ricoh Caplio R7. In most cases my outdoor shots have worked very well, although there is a question mark over focusing when the zoom lens is fully extended. Shutter lag times are also good for this type of digital camera.
Pros: Shutter lag times, build quality, extra features, colours
Summary: Ricoh's R7 is a great compact camera for those after a speedy model with a big zoom and optical image stabilisation. There are units out there that take better pictures but this model is more than adequate in that regard.