Summary: Ricoh isn't known for building sleek cameras but despite the Ricoh R10's relative bulk, it has only a 2.5in display. However, Ricoh has given the R10 a 7.1x optical zoom, which we found far more critical to taking shots.
Conclusion: While this is certainly Ricoh's best R series yet, its release only eight months after the R8 means it could be a case of too little, too soon. It hasn't lost any of the quirky eccentricity that makes Ricoh's compacts so likeable, but when its refined functionality is weighed against our...
Pros: Good dynamic range, Great macro feature, Reliable flash
Cons: Not good at high ISO, Some Image graining, Poor face detection
Summary: Continuing on the success of the R8, Ricoh has introduced the R10. It includes most of the features that made the R8 so popular such as the 7.1x optical zoom and the 10-Megapixel imaging sensor. In order to separate it, however, Ricoh has added a 3" 460,000-dot HVGA monitor and an electronic level.
Excerpt: Ricoh’s R10 is a mid-range digital compact camera with an impressive zoom lens, respectable image quality and a solid feature set. The one standout feature of the R10 is its impressive 7.1x optical zoom lens, equivalent to a 28-200mm lens on a 35mm film camera.
Pros: 28-200mm equivalent lens, Wide range of features
Summary: The Ricoh R10 is, indeed, something of a photographer's camera. With the R10 you feel as though you're getting a 'proper' camera, with real buttons and over which you have real control over how each shot turns out.
Summary: This is a point-and-shoot compact camera that's suitable for any type of photography. It also looks good, but its body does tend to get dirty. Its overall picture quality is good, but in some instances purple fringing will be noticeable in your shots.
Pros: Well built and designed, easy to use, good for macro shots, has a regular mini-USB port, smooth zoom function
Cons: Body attracts a lot of dirt, noticeable purple fringing, no full manual mode
Excerpt: A flexible compactdigitalcamera with a 10M pixel sensor and some impressive
features, all at a reasonable price. The R10 is aimed at the amature photographer
that wants to go beyond point and click photography.