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Ricoh R8
4.9 out of 10

Ricoh R8

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
4 October 2008
  • Conclusion: I can honestly say that I very much enjoyed using the Ricoh R8 while working on this review but I'll also quote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who once wrote: 'There is strong shadow where there is much light'.
  • Pros: Very compact body for the zoom range, Good lens with a very versatile zoom range, Sharp and detailed results at low ISO (although some artifacts visible 'up close'), Effective macro mode, Good responsiveness and overall speed (although focus slows down a lot in low light), Superb user interface a...
  • Cons: Very slow focus and focus hunting in low light, Face Detection unreliable and only available as a shooting mode, Ineffective image stabilization system, not available in movie mode, Zoom and focus pretty noisy, White balance under artificial light not brilliant, very unreliable at ISO 400 and hig...
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Ricoh Caplio R8 Review

What Digital Camera
12 May 2008
  • Summary: Every six months a new R series compact seems to appear, often delivering few improvements on its predecessor. But Ricoh has gone a step further with the R8 in completely redesigning the body, and while the extra bulk may be off-putting at first, the handling benefits of the new physique soon become...
  • Pros: Design, Protruding mode dial, 460k pixel LCD, Dynamic range
  • Cons: Aggressive noise reduction, Fringing, Over-sharpening
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
25 April 2008
  • Excerpt: The Ricoh R8 ($399) is a stylish, midsize camera offering a 10 Megapixel CCD, impressive 28 - 200 mm zoom lens, image stabilization, and a super high resolution 2.7" LCD display. Other features include face detection, "skew correction", a 1:1 aspect ratio, and a VGA movie mode.
  • Pros: Good photo quality for smaller-sized prints, Great 28 - 200 mm zoom range; minimum barrel distortion, Sensor-shift image stabilization, Stylish, well built metal body, Stunning, ultra high resolution LCD display, Some manual controls, Decent continuous shooting mode (for a 10MP camera), Customiza...
  • Cons: Overprocessed images with noise, noise reduction / sharpening artifacts; banding at higher ISOs, Redeye a problem, White balance struggles under unusual lighting conditions, Low light focusing could be better, Lens is slow at the wide-angle end, Weak flash, LCD nearly impossible to see in low lig...
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Ricoh R8 review

Techworld
4 April 2008
  • Summary: The Ricoh R8 is a 10Mp compact camera with a 7x optical zoom and face-detection technology.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh R8

CNET
6 March 2008
  • Summary: The Ricoh R8 may lack traditional manual controls, but it's still endlessly customisable even with a dead simple button and menu layout. The large screen, wide angle lens and long zoom make it worthwhile twiddling the menus to overcome some image issues.
  • Pros: Endlessly tweakable; clean, accessible design; large screen; wide angle and large zoom lens.
  • Cons: No full manual control.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh R8

Trusted Reviews
15 November 2011
  • Summary: Ricoh piles on the style in the long-zoom compact stakes.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sturdy compact with a wide-angle lens

Good Gear Guide.au
13 June 2009
  • Summary: While the Ricoh R8 offers a few excellent features such as the 28-200mm lens and the brilliant LCD screen, its images have a few issues that mean it may not be right for everyone.
  • Pros: Sturdy and sophisticated design, 28-200mm lens with stabilisation, incredible LCD display
  • Cons: Noise very prominent at ISO 400 and above, some oversharpening
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Ricoh R8 review

Digital Arts
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Most compact cameras have a zoom lens that tops out at 3x the standard image. The R8 is an engineering marvel, cramming a whopping 7x lens into a body that’s on the larger size compared to the other group test models, but still slips into your pocket easily.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
12 December 2008
  • Excerpt: The R8 offers a 10MP sensor with a 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens, equivalent to 28-200mm on most 35mm cameras. There are 11 different scene modes to try, including a useful Skew Correct mode as well as a Text mode.
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Expert Review

Digicam Review
8 October 2008
  • Summary: : The Ricoh R8 looks and feels great, and is capable of taking some great photos. The camera has a sharp wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, and is almost ultra compact, similar in size to other ultra compact cameras such as the IXUS 90 IS.
  • Pros: Good image quality, Great wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, CCD-shift image stabilisation helps with zoom and low light, Excellent high resolution 2.7" screen,, Excellent macro mode, Images are sharp straight from the camera, Square, 1:1 image format available, Comfortable, compact, solid body, ...
  • Cons: Black and White scene mode has limited options, High noise levels in all ISO settings, Poor flash position, Quite expensive
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