Ricoh Caplio R6

Announced Mar 5, 2007 •
7 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)
eriadain
 
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I use this camera for two years and I'm rather Happy with it. It's quite perfect for wandering outdoor for landscape and nature pictures because of it's great pocketability, perfect ergonomy and long life battery. But it is a bit too fragile to carry it with when practising more sportive activities like cross sountry skiing or mountain Bike or exposing it in dusty or windy conditions Otherwise, it is a little below average camera in it's class as concern pictures of rapid subjects like animals ...

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Hrap
 
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I've shot 4,000+ photos on the R6 and find the camera to have a good mix of features, especially the lens. But the image quality in low light is simply awful, and it's gotten worse with age. The camera is pretty much worthless except in daylight scenes. I just replaced it with a Canon S90 and couldn't be happier! Problems: Mode selector switch broke. Very disappointing considering this camera is treated with care.

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manarak
 
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I can't recommend Ricoh Caplio R6. The features were great on paper, but the camera has white balance, exposure and flash issues. It is impossible to use as point-and-shoot unless in a perfectly lit outdoor setting, in which it does excellent pictures. With artificial light, the white balance is quirky and even the "auto" setting often does not find the correct balance. In darker settings (inside an apartment or at night), the flash produces pictures in which people's faces are totally ...

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Gary Wilde
 
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The camera is very easy to get to grips with. The controls and menus are very streightforward. I like the spot metering option. Image quality is quite good, although on the widest setting the corners can be blurred. The pictures are fiarly low in contrast and saturation, giving a greyish quality. If you want to take flash photos of people, then forget it. After trying all the auto options, spot metering, exporesure compensation, etc, I never got a correctly exposed picture. Every one was ...

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oceanisold
 
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Great camera. Was concerned about image-noise, but so far hasn't been an issue, even in indoor settings. Night photography is another matter. Facebook photos (i.e. pub/club photography) are likely to be blurred regardless of your steady hold of the camera. Some of these can be doctored in post-processing (re-size, sharpening etc.). A program such as a Noiseware is recommended for real image enthusiasts. Can reduce noticable noise w/o too much detail loss in mose cases. Problems: Pub ...

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mousepotato
 
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Takes stunning pictures for such a little camera. Good colour reproduction and good auto metering. Not so hot in low light - understandable given the small sensor. Wide angle shots get a little fuzzy towards the corners, and this is more pronounced to the right hand side. But not noticeable in moderately large prints, only on screen at full resolution. The in camera post processing is also a little aggressive. It takes excellent sharp macro-shots. Battery life is superb. Problems: Shots with ...

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Bal Singh
 
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I had this for a week and its going back. Compared to my old Sony DSC-L1, the pics are overexposed (especially indoor flash pics). even outdoor pics dont look very natural. Its feature packed, cheap, looks nice and has the best zoom ever .... but the pic quality wasn't too my liking!! Problems: Overexposed flash pics Un-natural colours. Menu system is not user friendly.

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Massimo Cenci
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I've used Nikon, Canon, Olympus. Ricoh not perfect camera but good choice. Easy to use, great...great macro mode, metal body, good lens. Noise is problem up 400 iso, but you can limit the auto iso sensitive, some freaks shoot in scene mode. Problems: Face detection works badly. Please need upgrade for perfect camera!

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asr4096
 
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After months of using the R6 i have to post my review here. I still like this cam. It nearly does all it claims to do. So here are my positive and negative remarks about the R6. Positive: - Excellent Lens for its size (smaller, but a bit slower than the R5 Lens) - Macro is outstanding! - Time-Lapse Mode - Serial shot mode is fast - Good Battery Life - fast operation, fast startup - pretty big screen - "no-nonsense" menu system. my style :-) no big freaky icons (like casio or whatever) - ...

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johnrm
 
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I have great respect for my R4 but so has my wife so I thought I'd get myself a R6 while they are cheap. Can't really see the point of paying another £70+ for the R7 when the differences seem to be so slight. It has all the good points of the R4 (I agree with Andrew Higgins below) but is even more pocketable. It is a wonderful partner to my Sony R1 (which is unbeatable for really high-res landscapes and buildings photography with a 24mm equiv wide angle, an amazing lens, and a CMOS sensor). ...

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