Ricoh Caplio GX100

Announced Mar 28, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 24 – 72 mm (3×)
Joel Stern
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Great camera..yes you do need to take some time to learn it, but that is when the rewards begin. Shooting RAW is a bit slow but will always give you things you would have lost in jpg, but the 100 is the best ricoh for jpegs, simply wonderful in all ways.

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Matthew888
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I bought the GX100 to replace a heavily used GX which I loved. I haven't been disappointed with it. This is the camera I pocket when I don't want to take my SLR or even if I just don't want to carry the equivalent SLR lenses as it is smaller than most SLR lenses short of pancakes. Image Quality is very good, particularly with the latest firmware which has fixed some problems with over exposure in some situations. Images are sharp at all focal lengths, corner to corner although some extreme ...

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mick_finn
 
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Lovely camera with excellent manual controls and user interface. 24mm eqv lens very useful, and rather unique in its macro capabilities - a really cool combination. Small enough to fit in a medium sized pocket, large enough to handle comfortably. The small grip is surprisingly good to grip. Useful features like step zoom (like a bag full of primes) and hyperfocal focusing and two fully customisable My modes. Problems: Noise, noise, noise. I only use the cam at ISO 80, and even then it's very ...

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paul_smurf
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I bought this camera for its wide-angle lens; it was the only non-DSLR on the market that went to 24mm at the time. For outdoor shots I'm very pleased with it. The ergonomics of the camera are excellent, very well thought-out. I enjoy using this camera. If you can find it, the GX100 is a much better option than the newer GX200, as that camera squeezes more pixels onto the same sized sensor. Problems: Low-light shots can be noisy (though I'd rather have noise than blurring/loss of detail). ...

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John Gray
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I've had my GX100 for a few months now and have given it the full 5 stars for 4 categories. The 4.5 for construction is due to the fact that the lens wobbles a bit as it leaves the camera body, but attaching the LC-1 self opening lens cap helps with that a bit. When I first got the camera I read on a number of forums that dust getting into the lens housing was an issue for some and, to be honest, my camera had that problem too, there was a very noticeable dust spot in the top right corner ...

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rude
 
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excellent camera for street and landscape use. need i say more? Problems: none

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Had this cam for a year now. Bought it used from a local dealer. Has performed flawlessly. Easy to use in an advanced way with many options to customise. Front wheel and rear toggle makes it simple to shoot with, in manual mode. If you set the top function button to AE Lock this will find the cameras metered exposure quickly and then its just a matter of a couple of pushs on the rear toggle to adjust shutter or front wheel for aperture. It really couldn't be easier. I use custom setting ...

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Tom Elst
 
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I bought mine when the GX200 was released. The camera wasn't worth it's original price, but for what I paid (about € 400, including the viewfinder) it was a great deal. The reason I wanted this camera was the wide angle and RAW. I still love the wide angle, although it shows lots of distortions; it's very sharp . Some people say it's without distortion , but they are WRONG. Out of the camera's JPG are so good, that I hardly ever use RAW, which is VERY SLOW. High iso's are worthless, which ...

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Vince P
 
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Like many others I bought this as my carry anywhere compact. I wanted something to stick in pocket that could shoot raw with a good lens and wider than 35mm. I also wanted a viewfinder. That left me with only one choice. As it happens I am not disappointed it meets Alamy quality control easily at low ISO and handles like a dream no other compacty comes close. The lens is excellent up to 50mm equivalent and still very usable at 72mm. The EVF is a mixed bag since it adds a lot of bulk when it's ...

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A high quality, metal-bodied camera with a 'professional' look and feel. Practical and efficient, a camera for serious enthusiasts who like something different and individual. The GX100 is small, light, comfortable in the hand, fast-handling and very pleasant to use. It is inconspicuous and pocketable. It has comprehensive manual control which you can customise to your own needs. Especially commendable is the zoom lens which goes out to 24mm at the wide end and gives sharp results. The ...

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