Ricoh Caplio R5

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
Prognathous
 
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I'm afraid the R5 is a flawed-gem. It has what it takes to be a top-notch pocket camera, but Ricoh had a few "execution" issues, at least with my exemplar (though many other users also report issues with the AF system). I love a lot of things about this camera, including things that most people are worried about - resolution, corner sharpness, image-processing, noise levels, CA/PF levels. The zoom range and macro are great, and so is most of the user-interface. The R5 is definitely capable of ...

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Eurico Melo
 
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I got the R5 a few days ago to replace my Canon S40 snapshot that I always carry with me. Until now I only used it for landscape and monument photography. It is in general very responsive, and the image quality is quite good for such a small snapshot camera. The shadows are better than those of the camera it replaced, but I would prefer less contrasty pictures. The light measurement is accurate in normal scenes, but I got several underexposed pictures in dull lighting situations. A couple of ...

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I have taken daylight and night photos with and without flash. I have only gotten two ro three reasonable photos out of 50+ so far. Most have been very, very grainy. Very unexceptable, crappy to be exact. A freind of mine got one a fews day before I did and is getting the same results. He has emailed Ricoh, but we have not heard anything. Problems: terible results

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