Ricoh Caplio GX200 review

Started Jul 31, 2008 | User reviews
Rob13 Senior Member • Posts: 1,116
Ricoh Caplio GX200 review

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 in color photos is quite noticeable at ISO 200 and its really very very noisy at ISO 400 and above. At higher ISO, convert the RAW to B&W.

That's why I gave it only a "4.0" on image quality due to its limited ISO usability in low light. If I want low light out comes my Fuji 31fd, but then you're talking jpeg files only.

Overall a great camera that brings RAW functionality along with a handy 24-72mm focal length in a Point & Shoot size camera.

If you're not taking RAW and stickiing to jpegs, then I'd recommend you look at other P&S. If you want better image quality in a similar size package and don't mind a fixed 28mm focal length, go for the DP1 or hope Sigma comes out with a zoom DP2 at Photokina in September.



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Ricoh Caplio GX200
12 megapixels • 2.7 screen • 24 – 72 mm (3×)
Announced: Jun 24, 2008
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