Ricoh Caplio R5

Announced Aug 24, 2006 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
manologermany
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Bought just a refurb R5 (fw.162). Fine little cam! Yes, the zoomlever is a little bit fiddly, but the R5 is mostly well constructed, nice to handle and the IQ is quiet impressive for such a flexible lens in a small package. I love the great macro capability and the bw mode, which is not coupled with a scene mode as in newer R-models. Im very glad that i found a as new R5, cause i would'nt buy one of the successors. Problems: So far, none.

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Had two R3s, both of which had blurry lower left corners. After reading lots of negative as well as some very positive reviews about the R5 (and after getting a good deal) I decided to go for it and give it a try myself. I lucked out as my copy has very good edge to edge sharpness, so far no AF problems and a smoothly functioning zoom lever. Picture quality is very good. In fact i like it better than the IQ from the R3s (blurry corners aside). To me there is more clarity in the R5 pictures ...

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sunskisurf
 
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Had two R3s, both of which had blurry lower left corners. After reading lots of negative as well as some very positive reviews about the R5 (and after getting a good deal) I decided to go for it and give it a try myself. I lucked out as my copy has very good edge to edge sharpness, so far no AF problems and a smoothly functioning zoom lever. Picture quality is very good. In fact i like it better than the IQ from the R3s (blurry corners aside). To me there is more clarity in the R5 pictures ...

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sunskisurf
 
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Had two R3s, both of which had blurry lower left corners. After reading lots of negative as well as some very positive reviews about the R5 (and after getting a good deal) I decided to go for it and give it a try myself. I lucked out as my copy has very good edge to edge sharpness, so far no AF problems and a smoothly functioning zoom lever. Picture quality is very good. In fact i like it better than the IQ from the R3s (blurry corners aside). To me there is more clarity in the R5 pictures ...

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Seems like Ricoh took a small step back with this one. I loved the R4 and expected the R5 to be better. However, the zoom rocker is definitely not as easy to use as the R4 and I can't see any improvement on the image quality either. It's still a great little cam, with the wide angle and zoom that makes the R series such a great little travel companion. But I'd still have the R4 over this version. Problems: None really.

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DIMIKON
 
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HANDLING: a bit ackward at the beginning but I got familiar to this rather quickly. MACRO: fantastic macro capabilities! BATTERY: the camera’s low consumption profile helps in taking many shots before the battery runs out, however I ‘d recommend a second battery. Camera shake correction: effective but not as much as I’d like it to be. ZOOM: fantastic 7x optical zoom. Can be extended to an incredible 34x through the Digital Zoom IMG process by cutting the outer pixels of the sensor. There is ...

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IanR99
 
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I wanted a state of the art, compact, wide angle, point and shoot camera with a long zoom. I bought this camera and I am very pleased with it. For the combination features and ease of use I think this camera is very good. If you want perfection then you will need a bigger, heavier camera and you will need something that certainly isn't point and shoot. I like the vivid colour setting which probably isn't for the purist but I do like to see a colourful world; black and white isn't for me! You ...

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Ciera Sumakata
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I love the size and the wide length (so useful!) as well as the pretty good zoom (I have a Panasonic that zooms 12x). Great 'go-anywhere' 'always-in-my-purse' camera. Picture quality is not too bad, noise with less light and some oversharpness, but great color, great lighting adjustments in shadows, takes excellent night pictures without a tripod--just need steady hand! Quick start up and takes sharp fast action pictures with the image stabilizer--love that feature! Alll in all quite a bit ...

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Paul Jerry
 
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Updated once more!*** Okay, I dropped it. Not far, maybe 2 feet to the floor. Toast. Sent it in. Got it fixed. Worked fine again. Slipped out of my hand again, maybe a foot this time. Toast again. I give up! I am generally very careful with my cameras (I own a few, some are antiques.) This thing seems like it is made of spun glass. Been shooting with this camera for a month now. I use it as my take everywhere digital (it's small enough for a shirt pocket - smaller than my Palm TX), and as the ...

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Roger S Davis
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I can't believe that a camera with this much capability and this many features costs this little. This camera is the ONLY pocket sizeed 7 megapixel camera with a 7x optical zoom. The image quality rivals a much larger more expensive camera I have and the features and flexibility amaze me. I haven't a negative thing to say about this awesome camrea. Problems: NONE!

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