Excerpt: Go to Page Two Ricoh Caplio RR1 Specifications Recording Format Still: JPEG (Exif 2.1), Non-Compressed: TIFF-YUV(Exif 2.1) DCF "Design rule for Camera File system", DPOF support Text: TIFF(G4 MMR system) Motion: AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG) Sound: WAV(Exif 2.1) Video Signal Method NTSC/PAL switchable Recording Medium 8MB onboard and 64MB card included / SmartMedia™compatible with 4/8/16/32/64/128MB,3.3V CCD 1/1.8-inch CCD, effective 3.95 million pixels (total 4.13 million...
Caplio RR1 ($699) has an interesting history, and kind of a
funny name too. It's a direct decendent of the RDC-7 camera, which
I reviewed back in 2000
(and wasn't thrilled with). The RDC-7 had a "professional mode"
which took two pictures in a row and combined them to make one ultra
high resolution picture. That was great for still life, but if anything
was moving, it wasn't so hot.
Pros: Excellent bundle, Great macro feature, Decent amount of manual controls, Very good photo quality outdoors, Impressive movie mode, Doubles as a personal voice recorder
Cons: Shadows are noisy in sample images, Shutter lag can be long, No real aperture and shutter speed controls, despite other manual controls, Lackluster battery life, Image transfer software leaves much to be desired, Not a fan of the layout of controls and "how it feels in my hands"