Ricoh Caplio GX8 review
It's my first digital camera, so I thought long and hard before buying the GX8.
It's a great camera. I enjoy the tough, black metal body and finger grip. I locked the ASA on 100 and the image quality has been excellent - even with (small) 1MB files.
I copied 50mb of pics onto my PC in a few seconds thanks to the USB 2.0. connection
The much advertised fast start-up and low shutter lag is for real and makes picture taking more spontaneous. Nice shutter control with clear half-way mark for focus and AE lock.
I enjoy the wide-angle and find that I take nearly all pics at 28mm.
I feel Ricoh could have supplied a rechargable battery and a charger. The camera really chews up alkalines, I specifically bought the camera for its AA battery compatability, so this option is useful only for emergencies.
I find the zoom control sensitive and finding a mid-point can require some fiddling.
So long to my 35mm Nikons! We had great fun for many years but things have moved on.
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