Ricoh Caplio GX200 Overview

Announced Jun 24, 2008 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 24 – 72 mm (3×)
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Announced Jun 24, 2008
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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.

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Jun 24, 2008
Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Auto-Hi, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 24–72 mm
Max aperture F2.5–4.4
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 460,000
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 0.98)

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