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Ricoh R8
4.7 out of 10

Ricoh R8

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Design 9
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Value for money 9
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Features 9
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Performance 9
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Picture quality 8
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Ricoh Caplio R8 Review

What Digital Camera
1 June 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
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Performance 8
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Picture quality 8
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Ergonomics 9
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Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
14 March 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 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
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Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Photo quality 8
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Build quality 8
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Color and saturation 7
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Ricoh R8

Cameras
12 August 2008
  • Conclusion: I like the Ricoh R8. It is certainly worth considering alongside some of the more widely recognised brands such as Canon, Sony and Panasonic. Aside from some issues with colour the R8 takes a decent photo in most situations.
  • Pros: LCD screen clarity - novel design - sharpness
  • Cons: Skin tones in some portrait shots
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Ricoh R8 review

Digital Arts
2 July 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 8
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Value for money 7
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Picture quality 7
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Ricoh R8

Trusted Reviews
2 June 2008
  • Summary: Ricoh piles on the style in the long-zoom compact stakes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
1 June 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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Ricoh R8 First Impressions

Gadgetoid
12 May 2008
  • Excerpt: I was reasonably impressed by the Caplio R6 in late 2007 however the successor to its successor the Ricoh Caplio R8 is truly in a whole different class of compact camera to its grandfather.
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