Excerpt: Just after my daughter was born I bought the Ricoh Caplio R7 for my wife as she was on maternity leave and I wanted her to have something nice and easy to use so she could capture the changes over those first few months.
Pros: Packed with features and a brilliant zoom
Cons: Sound problems in video mode but that could be a one off
Excerpt: The camera was given to me in March 2008 as a retirement present. In June 2010 the lens assembly failed and was replaced for free. Just a year later it was failed again with the same fault, once again it was replaced for free. 10 months later whilst on holiday in Australia the same fault occured.
Pros: Neat looking camera easy to use .
Cons: Lens assembly has failed 3 times in 4 years .
Summary: I don't understand the experts' rave reviews. Are they sure it was a Caplio R7 they tested. It's the worst compact camera I have ever owned. The lens seized up within a few weeks. I had to switch off and on several times to release it. A few months later the focusing went completely.
Pros: very little, when it did work it was okayish
Summary: I wanted a small capable camera to carry when I couldnt tote my Nikon SLR around. After reading several review site I chose the Ricoh over the Panasonic Lumix. That was a mistake as it was soon clear that the camera has very poor low light capability and the flash bleaches out subjects.
Pros: Occasionally it allows you to take photos
Cons: It has a fundamental flaw which renders the camera useless
Excerpt: This is a fantastic small camera, i previously owned a compact samsung camera, but was pushed to buy the ricoh R7 as i do get inspiration from reviews myself and the ricoh had exellent reviews on various sites.
Pros: Unbeatable value for money, great pictures and cool lense
Cons: cant complain for the price, just chuck it in your pocket and take it anywhere !
Excerpt: overall I have to say that I'm pretty disappointed. I'm no camera buff, so I wanted something that'd cope with most eventualities like my old Kodak. This new camera really doesn't cope very well with either extreme of lighting - I thought that this point and click jobbie would do that for me without...
Summary: I searched for ages to find an alternative/replacement for my Canon S2. This promised so much and offered comparative zoom levels. What can I say - the LCD screen is so poor you cant tell whether the picture is good or not till you put it on your computer. Not a major issue you think........
Pros: Big Optical Zoom
Cons: LCD Screen, Washed out colours, Reliability, Wide Angle Distortion
Excerpt: Picked this up nearly 3 months ago now as my third compact digital after having a kodak for my first then a canon IXUS 500 after that. I also shoot with a Canon EOS 300d so was looking for great image quality, and a general upgrade from my IXUS.
Pros: great image quality from a tiny camera !
Cons: noisy lens mechanism due to it being such a big lens in such a small body