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. the general "ricoh" feeling Noise is far better than R3 (should be, there's a gap of 3 years between the two).
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. Then I started testing the features and learning how to use the camera and setting up. So far so good. Then I started taking pictures along side my 2 year old Canon A710is. That is when it all started to fall down.
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, 22mm ? thin body but not too small, 1:1 shooting ratio, continuous shooting mode, mechanical anti-shake, step zoom & interval shooting.
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. The R8 is a more sophisticated looking piece of equipment and whilst the R4 merged into the tourist crowd and kept its true capabilities hidden inside its plebean looks the R8 needs the designer sunnies and the cafe latte.
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! Specifically, an aspect ratio setting of 16:9 is still lacking, as with earlier Caplio models. This is a major negative for the many of us who wish to view their photos on a wide, 16:9 PC screen or on HDTV.
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. I've found it can struggle in low light conditions and over-expose at times too. I've had to switch to manual control of the exposure fairly often. However for the price, I think it's a bargain.
Excerpt: "This is a very good camera for taking pictures with easily and of good quality. It is much better than a lot of small sigital cameras, and if you want to take landscapes then the wide angle lens is very useful. The lens is of very good quality, and I would recommend it if you want to take good photographs but with a compact digital camera. It is easy to get the photographs from the camera uploaded onto the computer and also easy to delete from the ...
Pros: very good for the money, good quality pictures
Excerpt: Als camera voor erbij vind ik deze goed genoeg. Als het de enige camera is zou ik goed bekijken wat je wilt en wat het budget is. Voor de verkoopprijs van vandaag, lijkt het mij een goede keuze.
Summary: Buenas, hace poco adquirí esta maravilla a muy buen precio. Poseo otras cámaras pero no pude resistirme. En mi opinión es la compacta más bonita del mercado. Pero, ¿hace buenas fotos? Hasta el momento la mejor compacta que había pasado por mis manos era la Canon 960 Is. Una maravilla. Suave, ergonómica, rápida, muy buena pantalla, y con una excelente calidad de imagen. Pero la Ricoh R8 la ha derrotado en todo. Excepto en ergonomía y en sensación de calidad de acabados.