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Ricoh has updated its R-series of big-zoom compacts with the Caplio R7. The optical specs remain the same as its predecessor the R6 with a 28-200mm equivalent lens and CCD-shift image stabilization but the capture side gets an overhaul with an 8.15 megapixel sensor - up from 7.2 MP - and an upgrade to image processing with Smooth Imaging Engine III. Available in black, silver or orange, the Caplio R7 will be in UK shops from September 2007 at under £230.
Tokyo, Japan – August 28, 2007 – Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) has developed and introduced the new Caplio R7 digital camera. With a new image processing engine and a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28–200 mm in 35 mm camera format) mounted on a slim body only 20.6 mm at its thinnest point, the Caplio R7 takes digital photography to an even higher level of image quality.
The new Caplio R7 is the successor to the award winning Caplio R6 (launched March 23, 2007), which earned high recognition for its slim body, wide-angle zoom lens, vibration correction, and face recognition mode.
With a new image processing engine and a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28–200 mm in 35 mm camera format) mounted on a slim body only 20.6 mm at its thinnest point, the Caplio R7 takes digital photography to an even higher level of image quality.
Retaining the best features of earlier models, the Caplio R7 further enhances the line’s established reputation for high image quality with the introduction of:
In addition, the Caplio R7 achieves a variety of other evolutionary advances in fun and easy photography with enhanced usability for its unique ADJ. (Adjust) button function, which makes it easy to set exposure compensation and white balance. The introduction of brightness and colour-tone functions allows still image brightness and colour-tone to be adjusted in the camera after the picture is taken.
Available colours: Silver, Black and Orange
Available: September 2007 at £229.99 inc vat.
1. The introduction of the new image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine III makes higher-picture-quality photography possible.
2. The Caplio R7 comes equipped with a new high-resolution 8.15 megapixel CCD.
3. The Caplio 7 features a 7.1x wide angle zoom lens on a body measuring only 20.6mm at the thinnest point - the slimmest in its class.*
*As of August 27, among compact digital cameras with 28 mm (35 mm camera format) 5X or greater optical wide zoom lenses.
4. Enhanced usability when shooting
5. Image editing functions allow for a variety of changes to images after shooting in the camera
6. Popular vibration correction function and face recognition mode
7. Wide viewing angle, high contrast 2.7-inch LCD
8. Powerful macro functions, a Ricoh specialty
9. Three types of bracketing functions
Rechargeable Battery DB-70 / Battery Charger BJ-7 / USB Cable / AV Cable / Handstrap / Software CD-ROM / Instruction Manuals
1/2.5" Type CCD
3264 x 2448
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480 15/30 fps
320 x 240 15/30 fps
|File formats|| JPEG Exif v2.21
AVI (Motion JPEG)
7.1x optical zoom
|Optical image stabilization||Yes (CCD-shift type)|
|Digital zoom||up to 4.8x|
|Focus modes|| Autofocus
Snap focus (hyperfocal)
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|Focus distance|| 30 cm - ∞ (Wide)
1.0 m - ∞ (Telephoto)
1 cm - ∞ (Macro Wide)
25 cm - ∞ (Telephoto)
|Metering|| Multi Light Metering (256 segments)
Center-weighted Light Metering
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto ISO
|Exposure compensation||+/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Shutter speed||8-1/2000 sec|
• Scene Modes
|White balance||• Auto
• Fixed (Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Incandescent Lamp2, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual settings)
|WB fine tune||White Balance Bracket|
|Self timer||2 or 10 sec|
|Flash|| Flash Off
Range (Auto ISO): Wide: 0.2 - 3.0 m (7.9 in - 9.8 ft), Tele: 0.2 - 2.0m (7.9 in - 6.6 ft)
|LCD monitor|| 2.7" Transparent Amorphous Silicon
USB 2.0 Hi-speed (Mass storage device compatible)
|Print compliance|| EXIF 2.21
|Storage|| SD/SDHC/MMC card
24 MB internal memory
|Power|| DB-70 Li-Ion cell
Charger included (BJ-7)
|Weight (no batt)||135 g (4.8 oz)|
|Dimensions||99.6 x 55 x 23.3 mm (3.9 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)|