Ricoh Caplio R5

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
AdamT
 
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Image quality is the best of the R series and IMO better than the CX pair also , imagine GX100 quality scaled down to a small sensor and you`re there - the R5 bugbear is that its Poorly made AND designed with lens Jams, crashes, frequent AF misses and sporadic blurred RH edge problems - add the worst designed zoom lever possible and you`ve got a right mixed bag on your hands - whether its treasure or trash depends on how good you are at keeping it running and how good the lens on your sample ...

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Emeterio
 
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I purchased the R5 to replace my defunct Praktica Luxmedia (relatively obscure make, but very nice photos). The good things are the nice zoom range, some manual controls and the dedicated button to show the last picture taken. The menus are very easy to follow and quite clear. No problems there. The macro ability is very good, with a nice control to change the focus point manually - something I hadn't seen on any other camera before. Problems: After a couple of days trying this out in various ...

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nasus
 
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I brought this camera thinking it was going to be great, but unfortunately i was really dissapointed and im sending it back Problems: poor image quality, problems with blurring, problems in low light, images are grainy looking. Very dissapointed

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aquamarine
 
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Image quality isn't as good as other cameras I have seen (grainy). When I turn the camera on I get inteference on the LCD screen like tv inteference. Zooming in the LCD picture is blurry (can't see what is being photographed) - have to move close to the subject to use zoom effectively. Low light pictures are grainy unless you up the ISO. Highest ISO settings produces a better picture at night/ in low light. Problems: TV interference (flickering) Image quality grainy

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Meer
 
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This camera has it all - on paper! Incredible zoom, lots of features, image stabilization light and fits in your shirt pocket. Unfortunately, the quality of the pictures is very erratic. I used a Canon digital IXUS 40 (SD300) before, and found the results infinitely better. The colours of the Ricoh are often weird, the flash may easily wash out your picture and at the long zoom end pictures become very grainy. Handling of contrast is very poor, your have to do a lot of bracketing and manual ...

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w4rmk
 
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You can read my mini-review and comparison with other 28mm Pocket Digicams here: http://www.w4rmk.com/canon/canonsd800is.htm

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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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