Ricoh Caplio GX200

Announced Jun 24, 2008 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 24 – 72 mm (3×)
Prognathous
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The GX200 is a wonderful pocket camera, ideal for daylight travel and street photography, but also suitable for nightscapes and indoor photography with the right accessories. Pros: + Small size without compromising ergonomics. The grip is nicer than most compacts and the button layout is great. + Superb user interface. Very customizable and easy to use. Almost every important control can be changed in an instant. + Fast RAW writings speeds with 5 shot buffer. Very important in a camera ...

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richardday
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I love my GX200, it has one of the nicest user interfaces and control set of any camera I have, or had. The handling and build quality is simply superb. I've had several P&S/compact cameras over the years, including the (IMO over rated) LX series from Pany and this is easily the best I've used. The lens is superb and the results in Raw are stunning for such a small sensor. Okay, the high ISO performance isn't super low noise, but then, none are if they aren't smeared away by noise reduction, ...

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Charles2
 
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When I bought the GX200, it was the finest compact small-sensor camera at its price. It still is except that the Canon S90 has come out since then, and in certain areas excels. The GX200 is great for snapshots except in low light. It is also a great camera for the casual photographer who wants to start learning more photography by doing and studying the results. With the GX200 I shot the first photos that I want to keep for aesthetic qualities, especially if post-processing the raw file is ...

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ktwse
 
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Let's get the negatives out of the way first: this would not be my first choice for a low light, high ISO camera. You can read about that just about anywhere. But then - that's the ONLY negative. As for the positives, there are plenty: Build quality is excellent, with a magnesium alloy construction. It feels solid yet light. The design and layout is also great, and it's very comfortable to hold and to operate. The screen is brilliant. Large, vivid and contrasty with high enough resolution for ...

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mdavi
 
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The GX200 is my little travel and street photography camera. It handles very well and the zoom lens is of a very useful range and very sharp with very little distortion. This camera has unique features like electronic level, external electronic viewfinder, Snap focus. It shoots raw in DNG format or JPG or both. I usually do not bother shooting JPG in B&W but this camera has amazing B&W JPG processing engine built-in. Higher ISO B&W look film-like to me. The Ricoh GX200 is a pleasure to use. P ...

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A distinct improvement from the GX100, with RAW/DNG use now a realistic option, as a consequence of the addition of a RAW buffer. Noise still a problem on higher ISO's and it is disappointing to see little improvement on this front from the GX100. I would have been happier sticking with 10MP and getting lower noise than stepping up to 12MP. The electronic level is a very nice feature for wide angle shots. The image quality apart from noise seems noticeably improved from the GX100. GX200 ...

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pcassel
 
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Finding myself using my wife's very cheap P&S instead of lugging my metal bodied dSLR, I realized that if I am to have my camera with me as much as I wish, it will have to be a form factor of a P&S but with the artistic control I demand in any camera. The Ricoh seemed closest to my desires / needs and in use has proved itself well. I am a wide angle person myself so the 24 mm lens on this camera immediately grabbed my attention. In fact, the lens quality is much better than I bargained for - I ...

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ofquiet
 
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I have dipped into the point-n-shoot realm many times attempting to find an alternative to lugging my DSLR around, and have never found anything that was good enough to substitute for my other cameras, until now. I had the Ricoh GX100 and was pretty happy with it, the two things that held me back were the amazingly slow RAW file writing and the inability to control the flash output (as it had a tendency to over expose). Both of these issues have been fixed with the GX200 update, making it a ...

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cgarrard
 
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For the fully featured compact, this camera still competes as the current compact king, all said and considered. Yes it is noisy from ISO 400 on, but with a nice and bright 2.5 aperture, and Camera Shake Correction, you are able to use much lower ISO's than typical compact cameras in lower light situations. Even tho noisy, it retains detail as a priority vs. smearing images. This allows the photographer to decide on noise removal, or you can just set the camera to remove noise. Enough on IQ. ...

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Rob13
 
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Overall a great camera for many who like to have a similar feature set as a DSLR. The interface is exceptionally good. I prefer taking pictures in RAW over jpeg for the additional flexibility at "fixing" my photos in post processing. The RAW files at ISO 64 are stunning. The Electronic viewfinder is useful for framing and gives better feedback on camera/user shake at lower shutter speeds. I like taking photos in the existing natural light, but unfortunately in low light conditions, noise ...

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