Ricoh Caplio R1V

Announced Jan 4, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 28 – 135 mm (4.8×)
tom boycott

I bought the camera 5 months ago and have taken a few thousand photos. It is very fast - much faster than the previous digital camera I had, and the controls are very easy to use. Also it is extremely small and light. Except for the problems listed below I have been very happy with camera.Battery life is great and it uses SD cards which are now becoming very cheap.The wide angle is a great feature. Problems: In low light, because of the small lens, the photos are not sharp, maybe because of ...

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I paid about £200 for this camera and for that sort of money it seems really good. It took a little while to get used to using a P&S (I have a DSLR as my main camera) but now feel quite used to it. It's excellent 'near instant' image capture time - what-you-snap-is-what-you-get - is excellent and the 4.8 zoom is also good. The body is solid and feels good in the hand and I image could withstand a few bashes. The macro function is excellent, but obviously requires a steady hand. Overall, I ...

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Duck Season

I bought this camera after a lot of research and with a few "must-haves" in mind : wide angle (28mm equivalent), 4x optical zoom minimum, AA-format batteries, included charger and rechargeable battery, time-lapse, fast response time and optical viewfinder. The only other small cameras which come close are the Canon Powershot S60/70 which are much more expensive. Things I would have liked are manual, AP/SP programme exposure and USB2 connectivity. The first one I got had a fault where it would ...

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