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Thursday, Aug 25, 2005

Ricoh Caplio GX8 Review - Digicam Review

Aug 25, 2005 | Category: Ricoh Caplio GX8

Ricoh Caplio GX8The Ricoh GX8 features a wide angle 3x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, and a 1.8″ screen. The GX8 is available from around £240, making the GX8 extremely good value for money. The camera offers full manual controls and is quite compact - the 3x optical zoom lens is equivalent to 28-85mm on a 35mm camera. The camera is enclosed in a black aluminium die-cast body. It records unlimited 320 x 240 / 30fps videos with sound. The camera’s quite compact (it will fit in trouser pockets), takes AA batteries and measures: 113.6 x 29.0 x 58.0mm (without protruding parts), and weighs 205g (without the battery and memory card)

The camera is compact and is designed well - the camera feels very comfortable in my hands. The camera is compact considering the amount of manual controls and expansion posibilities. The camera is easy to use, the menu system is easy to use and there is a good layout of buttons and controls. There is a good choice of features and options, for example manual focus, manual shutter / aperture settings, manual white balance, ISO64 - 1600, etc. The camera speed is good, with an okay switch on time, good focusing time, good shutter response, althought an occasionally slow flash recharge time depending on batteries. The camera seems like a very complete package including scene modes for beginners, audio recording, and full manual controls for people looking for complete control.

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Saturday, Jul 09, 2005

Ricoh Caplio GX8 Review - LetsGoDigital

Jul 09, 2005 | Category: Ricoh Caplio GX8

Ricoh Caplio GX8More than a year ago Ricoh introduced the Ricoh Caplio GX, a five Megapixel camera with a number of unique features. Now Ricoh introduces the Ricoh GX8 as its successor; an almost similar camera but with no less than eight Megapixels. These 8.2 Megapixels make the Ricoh Caplio GX8 take the lead as far as number of pixels on digital compact cameras is concerned. Besides its high resolution, the camera has some additional interesting possibilities.

The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a different digital camera. Different because of its design and different because of a number of unique features. The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a digital compact camera with the shortest interval of release ever. It belongs to the cameras with the highest amount of pixels and it certainly is one of a few with the highest ISO setting. Besides that, the camera stands out because of its real wide angle and its remarkable continuous mode. It makes the Ricoh Caplio GX8 a great and astonishing camera, one that you have to like whether you want it or not!

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Tuesday, Jul 05, 2005

Ricoh Caplio GX8 Review - Trusted Reviews

Jul 05, 2005 | Category: Ricoh Caplio GX8

Ricoh Caplio GX8The GX8 is a very high specification model, with a range of features designed to appeal to the creative photographer. Its key selling points, apart from its sheer pixel-power, are its 3x optical zoom, 28-85mm (35mm equivalent) lens and its high-speed performance. It is ready to take pictures in just 1.3 seconds from a cold start, and is equipped with a hybrid autofocus system that can lock onto a subject in one tenth of a second, virtually eliminating shutter lag. Its shot-to-shot times are equally impressive. In maximum resolution mode (3,264 x 2,448 pixels, fine mode) it can shoot at 1.7 second intervals until the memory card is full, and in high-speed burst mode it can shoot 16 frames in two seconds, displaying the results in a single image as a 4×4 grid - useful for analysing high-speed action such as sports performance. It also has a second burst mode that can capture three frames in a second. In 640 x 480 resolution mode it can keep this speed up until the card is full.

The GX8 is also compatible with a wide range of accessories, including a wide-angle adapter that increases its already impressive 28mm maximum to 22mm, ideal for landscape shots. An accessory adapter allows the camera to be attached to telescopes, spotting scopes or microscopes, plus there’s an external USB equipped cable release which would be useful for self-portraits as well as preventing camera shake during long exposures. Unusually for a compact camera the GX8 has a hot-shoe for attaching an external flashgun, which improves the flash range and recharge time. It has no metering connection, so a non-dedicated flash will be your safest bet. The GX8 also connects directly to a personal computer or a PictBridge printer with a USB connector, so stored pictures can be downloaded or printed with ease.

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Ricoh Caplio R2 Review - LetsGoDigital

May 29, 2005 | Category: Ricoh Caplio R2

Ricoh Caplio R2A digital camera such as the Ricoh Caplio R2 reveals high expectations. As I mentioned before, it sure is a pity that Ricoh didn’t equip the Caplio R2 with setting possibilities like aperture and shutter priority. An enhancement like this would enlarge the target group of possible users, in my opinion. On the other hand I must admit that the Ricoh Caplio R2, although being an automatic digital camera, has a lot of astonishing features and settings. Various settings support the automatic setting under different situations. The video clip function stays behind compared to the competitors. Currently we find possibilities like VGA or higher resolution or even 60 images per second, but the Ricoh Caplio has a poor 320 x 240 pixels as its maximum video resolution.

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Ricoh Caplio GX8 Review

May 22, 2005 | Category: Ricoh Caplio GX8

Ricoh Caplio GX8A compact digital camera with the power to capture the essence of beauty. The power to bring your vision alive. The Ricoh Caplio GX8 with 8.24 effective megapixels. Stunning image quality. Vivid colors and deep gradation. For the love of photography.

8.24 effective megapixels for vivid image quality.
The Caplio GX8’s advanced technology for stunningly vivid photography fits inside a remarkably compact body. The CCD, the camera’s core imaging unit, is 8.24 effective megapixels. And Ricoh’s superior Smooth Imaging Engine image processing system achieves high-speed processing of high-resolution images while suppressing image noise. Even in large-sized prints, images are vivid and beautifully clean and sharp.

Creative control with Aperture Priority and Manual Exposure.
Bring your creative vision alive in landscapes and portraits with Aperture Priority mode. With precise control over depth of field, you can put beautifully focused attention on a foreground subject, or maintain sharp focus throughout the scene. Also, the Caplio GX8 gives you control over the shutter speed, which ranges in Manual Exposure mode from 1/2000 to 30 seconds.
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