Ricoh Caplio R7

Announced Aug 28, 2007 •
8 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
loeblich
 
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a fine, small, good value for money camera Problems: disappointing lens quality and fragile body

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scottmontreal
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I love the 28mm wide angle, the flash works well at night on street scenes, snow scenes and inside. The images are sharp and colour is often very good if properly exposed. The AF is very accurate in descent lighting, and quite good in poor lighting with the flash. The LCD is very clear. In Mode scene, I have used the macro for bugs, frogs and plants that took impressive shots at all zoom length. My unexpected surprise is Text exposure - a complete high-contrast black or white exposure which ...

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tmi_mtc
 
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1. IQ: There are samples on the net i was largely satisfied it was what i expected from the sensor/lens/processing combo. It does ok for ISO values between 64 and 400 but 800 and 160 do push the envelope, white balance is a little to warm. 2 Ease of use: Found all i needed to know about operating the camera in about 15 mins. Good manual, quite intelligible (in contrast to some olympus manuals a few years back) I quite liked the joystick features that allows to quickly change Exp. Comp, ISO ...

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weesid
 
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Spent ages looking at reviews of different point and shoot cameras, that were compact. Decided on the R7 because - fantastic zoom - amazing macro ability - good quality pictures (from what I have seen on the net) I had the camera a day and spent a lot of time trying different shots outside and in and in different lighting conditions. Outside good light - good pictures (although I found them grainy at 100% and a lot of barrel distortion at wide angle when viewed on pc) Inside on auto - very ...

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shklov92
 
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I purchased this acmera for my grandaughter and I also tried it. The combination of IQ, zoom range, camera size is really impressive. The movie clips are quite adequate. Problems: The only problem is this camera performance in a very low night - like when taking a night shots without being able to use flash. But maybe we did not exhaust this camera modes and capabilities.

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ldvliet
 
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Have had camera 4 mo, am very pleased. I too am mystified by low image quality ratings by some others - maybe Ricoh's spotty QC ? The zoom lens range (28 mm (equiv) - 7x), and 1 cm macro focus is a great asset and must be unmatched in this camera class...amazing for such a compact camera. Problems: Stronger flash (as in Panasonic FX33) would be nice, but not a problem.

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Danny Cheung
 
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Good DC and it was with me for over 2 months, $1800 hong now, and it was increditble of 7x zoomwith this size, and good choice for traveller, battery is quite good, over 300 shots with 1/10 with flash. Pic quality was good ( did not know why so many user said it was worse or bad) overall is 4.5 star DC, recommeded to beginners. Problems: only the ' noisy mechanism ' could be a problem, it was recitified in R8, but the focusing rate + zoom rate was slow down accordingly

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mwils
 
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I have owned the R7 for about 2 months. I also cannot understand some of the other user reviews here which complain of poor image quality. I have found the camera to be very responsive, of course with an excellent wide angle/ large zoom and macro combination, and produces very good image quality for outdoor/ good light conditions. For indoor shots I had some initial problems with 'white out' faces . I changed the flash setting to 'soft' which helped and also took shots from a bit further ...

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Mortuus
 
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The people below me giving this camera such bad rating i dont understand what they are doing wrong. This camera is one of the best in this small handpocket size. When i was in the store looking for a camera all the Ixus 70/75 was out but the manager said this camera was better due to more optical zoom, 28-200mm angle vs ixus regular one and a good lcd screen. I also updated the cameras firmware first thing i did, i cant really complain on anything, its focus is good i dont feel it being very ...

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project1
 
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Somewhat inconsistent image quality and a poorly positioned flash let down what in theory could have been a super camera. Grainy and badly exposed results with poor white balance mar a number of shots, especially interiors. However, it is fast to start up, has good zoom range and is very small making it a very convenient camera to have with you at all times. Potential back-up for a DSLR. Problems: Blue coloured subjects completely throw the white balance giving very unnatural colour ...

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