Excerpt: I have had this little camera for 18 months now, so I thought it would be worth posting a review. The camera is on the whole well made. Nice metal body and sturdy controls. However there is a design fault with the LCD surround, which I will mention in the problems part.
Excerpt: Nice piece of equipment, well built. Serves as an addition to my Canon G9 and replaces my old Ricoh R3. Got it on Ebay for 120 euro. What I still like: 1. 28-200 zoom and a real usefull macro 2. fast responsiviness and write times 3. superb menu and handling 4. small pocket sized 5. built quality 6.
Excerpt: I bought this on impulse because of the price £130 and the features. I liked the size of the camera, the long wide angle zoom, and the design of the camera. It all looked promising. When I got home I charged the battery and read the manual.
Excerpt: Ricoh digital camera is divided into three main series, which is a shock and dust with the camera business, is a professional series of GRD II and GX100, the last of a series is the R series. Ricoh’s agent only after the introduction of two series of Ricoh digital …
Summary: While I am having Nikon SLR D200 for sophisticated situations, the Panasonic Lumix TZ1 used to be an excellent gear for my "point and shoot" purposes. I have been happy in every aspect except that it is little bit too bulky to carry around to meet instant shooting needs.
Excerpt: Wow! This is extremely well construction camera, just the feel of it in your hands confirms this, a useful hand grip and two point neck strap option. Features, well is all here as far as I am concerned, 1 cm macro, 460K LCD, smooth and silent 7x (28~200mm) optical zoom, excellent user interface,...
Excerpt: This camera is pretty and compact, with lots of features and a simple interface ... but the image quality is not very good. Problems: The high resolution images are really noisy at 100 ISO. The finest JPEG compression isn't very fine at all.
Excerpt: I am a self confessed Ricoh freak and know them well enough to get the most out of them. I have seen no need to upgrade from my trusty R4 and will still keep that as my rough and ready go everywhere 7x optical carry about.
Excerpt: RICOH DISAPPOINTS AGAIN... Problems: Despite repeated pleas with Ricoh's engineering design team, they continue to overlook a very important feature which virtually all other camera manufacturers now include. THIS IS INEXCUSABLE!
Summary: I've really enjoyed using this camera. It's just about pocket sized so I take it pretty much everywhere with me and the results have been good. The excellent optical zoom lens makes it so much more useful than most small digital cameras.