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Ricoh Caplio GX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and responsiveness. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the build quality. Some have doubts about the shutter and color.

portability, usability, performance, responsiveness, image quality

color, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio GX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 30 reviews)

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Ricoh Caplio GX

 

The Caplio GX is a compact and lightweight 5.13-megapixel camera with a wide angle 3x optical zoom (28-85mm in 35mm equivalent) that Ricoh claims has a shutter release time of just 0.12 of a second. Ricoh states: "The Caplio GX's shutter releases almost i

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Ricoh Caplio GX Review

 

The Caplio GX has a suggested UK RRP of £279.99 inc. VAT

The Ricoh Caplio GX builds on the strengths of the Ricoh Caplio RX, G4 and G4wide models, resulting in a camera that is exceptionally easy to use and which instantly feels "right". The 28-85mm...

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Ricoh Caplio GX

 

The 5.1 megapixel Ricoh Caplio GX is a remarkably capable and reasonably priced compact camera with a number of welcome surprises.

Uncompressed image capture, bright LCD, time lapse shooting

Huge lag to write uncompressed shots, only 6 scene modes

A very interesting take on the standard point-and-shoot camera.

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Ricoh Caplio GX review

 

Launched at the start of May 2004, the Ricoh Caplio GX is the new flagship model in the Ricoh digital camera range. The Ricoh Caplio GX has gained a lot of attention because of its unique combination of a 5-megapixel CCD sensor, wide-angle 28mm lens,...

28-85mm wide lens, speedy operation, handles well

Poor image-quality, limited aperture/shutter speed settings, dull colours

If only Ricoh could have improved the image quality, they would

Good!

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Ricoh Caplio GX review

 

Beginning of May 2004 Ricoh made the step into the 5 Megapixel class. According to the many reactions on the Internet, the introduction of the Ricoh Caplio GX was warmly welcomed. The introduction of the new series of digital cameras like the Caplio...

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Ricoh Caplio GX

 

Test shots were colour accurate with moderate saturation and contrast. Noise was negligible at ISO 100 and remained quite low up to ISO 400, becoming noticeable only at ISO 1600. Close-up capabilities were impressive and flash coverage was adequate....

Negligible capture lag ; Excellent close-up capabilities ; Well-balanced flash ; Several battery options (incl. AA)

Some colour fringing in contrasty shots ; Poor auto white balance in incandescent light [BG05

Test shots were colour accurate with moderate saturation and contrast. Noise was negligible at ISO 100 and remained quite low up to ISO 400, becoming noticeable only at ISO 1600. Close-up capabilities were impressive and flash coverage was adequate....

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Ricoh - Caplio GX

 

Ricoh is not one of the best-known digital camera makers, but it has released several effective and novel models and now has a considerable range, from fun compact cameras to high resolution semi-pro tools. The Caplio ...

The Caplio GX has two winning features - a 5.1-megapixel CCD array and a 1.3-second, fast response shutter. To keep the price down, though, a number of essentials have been relegated to optional extras.

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Ricoh Caplio GX

 

28mm equivalent wide angle zoom, flash hot shoe, fast shutter response (claimed), very close focus capability, wide ISO range

The camera is nice to use and to hold. OK, there are some irritations, like the flash system charging lock-out and the occasional reticence to shoot when ordered, but overall ¨C the Caplio GX is a camera that looks and feels like it should take great...

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Ricoh Caplio GX

 

The Ricoh Caplio GX has just been announced by Ricoh and features a 5.13 megapixel sensor, 28-85mm wide angle zoom lens (3x Optical zoom), 1cm macro mode, six handy automatic scene modes and a boasted shutter response time of just 0.12 seconds. Lets Go...

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Ricoh Caplio GX

 

The Caplio GX is simple enough for complete novices, but also has a range of features to keep enthusiasts happy. Its let down by a lack of extras and a light meter that struggles in some conditions. However, it delivers above-average p

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: Yes
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)

Recording

Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording: No
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