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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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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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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 7
7.0

Ricoh R8

Cameras
16 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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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Ricoh R8

digicambuyer.co.uk
12 August 2008
  • Conclusion: The Ricoh R8 successfully combines an impressive feature set with a user-friendly interface at an affordable price. The robust body, slick controls and wide range of customisable options means that – as far as we’re concerned – Ricoh has been successful in their mission to create a camera that you...
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Overall 7
6.9

Ricoh R8 - Test Kompakt-Digitalkamera 10 Megapixel

handy.t-online.de
16 July 2008
  • Summary: Ricoh stattet die Digitalkamera R8 mit einigen interessanten Funktionen aus. So bietet das Dual Size Recording die Möglichkeit, beim Auslösen zwei Bilder anzufertigen - einmal mit hoher, einmal mit niedriger Auflösung.
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