The Ricoh Caplio GX-200 replaces the GX100 and inherits the old model's 24 to 72 mm (equiv.) lens, manual controls and a removable (optional) tilting electronic viewfinder. Resolution has increased to 12 megapixels, the screen now measures 2.7 inches and the camera is controlled by the latest version of Ricoh's imaging processor - the Smooth Imaging Engine III. The GX-200 produces excellent results in a very limited set of circumstances - specifically, low ISO, bright light conditions in RAW mode.
Outside of this comfort zone, the GX-200 is at best unremarkable, and at worst, awful. At ISO 400 and above, the GX-200 has the dubious distinction of producing some of the noisiest, least pleasant images we've ever seen from a modern camera. This is a shame, because in most other respects - metering, build quality and ergonomics, it is a pleasant enough companion.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12.1 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, Auto-Hi, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–72 mm|
|Min shutter speed||180 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/MMC card, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||260 g (0.57 lb / 9.17 oz)|
|Dimensions||112 x 58 x 25 mm (4.41 x 2.28 x .98″)|