Ricoh R10

Announced Sep 18, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 200 mm (7.1×)

This is the 4th Ricoh I've owned starting with the fiirst Caplio R1. In my experience they just keep getting better with each iteration. So far this is the best. The menu system and ease of navigation with the 'toggle' button is just great. I am getting very good quality images for what I want and "she-who-must-be-obeyed" gets good shots of her dogs and Grandchildren when she wants and that keeps her happy. Build quality is top shelf. The wide angle lens and zoom capabilty means that you can ...

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Ok, now that I've been using it for quite a while I can definitely say that this is a small gem. Compact, fast, extremely easy to use, perfectly logical menu system. The two customisable settings are very nice, set it to snap focus, then you can pull it out of your pocket, turn it on and press the shutter button. Just perfect for street photography. Did I mention that it is a really fast camera? The macro modus is another thing that you don't want to miss, it is so good it makes you wonder, ...

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Experienced only with Canon film and digital EOS cameras, a month-long daily testing of the R10's range of adjustments has been a happy one that yielded no glitches, disappointments nor awkward engineering functions. The results continue to be astonishingly satisfying--in and out of doors, in color and in b/w. Found to be genuinely and comfortably a pocketable daily accessory--if that's what is wanted. Sufficiently convinced to anticipate adding the GX 200! Problems: None.

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