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Ricoh Caplio GX8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Ricoh Caplio GX8. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size and sensor.

portability, usability, performance, design, image quality

screen, shutter, sensor, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio GX8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Ricoh Caplio GX8 review

 

More than a year ago Ricoh introduced the Ricoh Caplio GX, a five Megapixel camera with a number of unique features. Now Ricoh introduces the Ricoh GX8 as its successor; an almost similar camera but with no less than eight Megapixels. These 8.2...

The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a different digital camera. Different because of its design and different because of a number of unique features. The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a digital compact camera with the shortest interval of release ever. It belongs to the...

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Ricoh Caplio GX8 Review

 

On paper at least the Ricoh Caplio GX8 looks like a very tempting prospect.The Ricoh GX8 is an 8 megapixel compact digital camera with a wide-angle 28-85mm lens, full creative control with Aperture Priority and Manual Exposure modes, minimal shutter...

The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a frustrating camera. It's one of the most usable, intuitive and well-designed digital cameras that I have ever reviewed. At the same time, however, the images that it produces are some of the worst that I have ever seen. Large...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Ricoh has come up with a groundbreaking compact camera that we're sure will have many of you reaching for your chequebooks. It's not pretty or fun, but it's excellent value. Bear in mind that you'll need a capacious SD card.

Detailed macro mode, interesting picture quality settings

Poor quality LCD, difficult software

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Ricoh Caplio GX8 - Digital Camera

 

An eight megapixel compact digital camera you say? Yup, says Ricoh...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The GX8 comes with an aperture-priority mode and full manual. And, in macro mode, it can focus right down to 1cm

The Caplio GX8 does everything except 'feel' right. It has a high level of photographic control but image quality is so-so, kind of like the build quality

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Mary Branscombe (thinkcamera.com)

Ricoh Caplio GX8

 

The black aluminium case of the Caplio GX8 has a traditional look but the feature list is bang up to date. In particular the 8 megapixel resolution is ahead of most digital compact cameras, particularly at the price

The ability to drop in AA batteries in place of the camera's rechargeable ones.

The lack of RAW format, Slow menu navigation

The Caplio GX8 has an unusual range of features and it's intuitive, versatile and technically impressive. But there are issues with image quality, it's too complex for someone looking for a powerful snapshot camera and serious photographers looking for...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Ricoh Caplio GX8

 

The Ricoh Caplio GX8 features a wide angle 3x optical zoom lens, an 8 megapixel sensor, and a 1.8" screen. The GX8 is available from around £240, making the GX8 extremely good value for money. The camera offers full manual controls and is quite compact...

Excellent macro mode ; Wide angle zoom lens ; Easy to use ; Very good detail ; Good to Very good colour ; Decent movie mode (unlimited 320 x 240 / 30fps with sound) ; Excellent ISO range (64 - 1600) ; Audio recording ; Full manual controls

The 8 megapixel Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a very good digital camera. The easy to use camera is capable of very good results, however you may have to work with the image(s) to get the best out of them - for example to remove noise, etc. The camera gives you...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Caplio GX8

 

The main reason you'll want to get your hands on the Caplio GX8 is the number of megapixels it packs. So far, no other manufacturer has come up with such a small digital camera - at such a low price - that can capture this level of detail.

Capable of capturing very fine detail, the GX8 offers great value for and a decent level of manual control.

Manual controls are set via a menu, which can be fiddly, and the camera's scene modes are poor. Compressed image capture is also weak, and the monitor is small and dark.

Pricewise, Ricoh has come up with a ground-breaking compact camera. However, it's not pretty or that much fun to use. Bear in mind that you'll need a capacious SD card on top, plus a steady supply of batteries

Jul, 2005

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio GX8

 

Ricoh's neat little Caplio GX8 is based on the 5-megapixel Caplio GX model and sports the same 3x optical zoom lens. With its 8-megapixel sensor, flash hot shoe and suite of manual controls, it's targeted more at the quality-conscious intermediate...

Ricoh's neat little Caplio GX8 is based on the 5-megapixel Caplio GX model and sports the same 3x optical zoom lens. With its 8-megapixel sensor, flash hot shoe and suite of manual controls, it's targeted more at the quality-conscious intermediate...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Ricoh Caplio GX8

 

The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is an 8 megapixel (CCD) digital camera with a 28mm wideangle lens with a 3x Optical Zoom. It comes with a 1.8inch LCD, 1cm Macro Mode, live histogram and 1.3 second start up time. Ricoh Caplio GX8 Reviews TrustedReviews has a...

and gives it a good recommendation writing - 'The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a different digital camera. Different because of its design and different because of a number of unique features. The Ricoh Caplio GX8 is a digital compact camera with the shortest...

Apr, 2005
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):400
Battery Type:DB-43
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display resolution (numeric):130000

Flash

Flash modes:Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):5.91 - 114.2
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 196.9

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.228 - 0.685
Lens structure:9/7
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/7
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Internal memory:26

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 3.35
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 3.35
Interface:USB 2.0, AV out
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/1.8
Maximum image resolution:3264 x 2448
Megapixel:8.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448

Video

Maximum video resolution:320 x 240
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.14
Height:2.28
Weight:7.23
Width:4.49