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Ricoh Caplio GX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the responsiveness and image quality are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the shutter and low light performance. Many are critical about the features and focus.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio GX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Ricoh Caplio GX100


Announced back in March the Ricoh Caplio GX100 is officially the successor to the GX8, but it could equally well be described as a zoom version of the flagship GR-D, as it shares a very similar design, feature set and interface. The GX100 has several...

Excellent resolution, fairly good corner sharpness even at 24mm equiv ; Unusual and creatively versatile 24-72mm equiv. zoom range ; Low distortion for such a wide lens ; Fast F2.5 maximum aperture at wide end of zoom ; Dual control dials and...

Noise and noise reduction issues at all sensitivity settings over ISO 80 - ISO 400 and up pretty much unusable for anything beyond a small print ; JPEG output a little soft, especially at smaller apertures ; Default settings produce rather 'over...

You've got to admire Ricoh, one of the oldest names in the photo market, for taking the kind of risks bigger players aren't able - or willing - to take, producing niche products that are designed by people who obviously understand photography and the...

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Ricoh Caplio GX100 reviewed


The chaps over at PhotograhyBLOG have an extensive (as in six pages) review of the handsome Ricoh Caplio GX100 that we told you about in March. Opinions from the experts concerning this 10 megapixel camera seem largely favorable, with high marks ...

Highly Recommended!

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Ricoh Caplio GX100 Review


The Ricoh Caplio GX100 is a wide and fairly slim compact digital camera that just about fits into the palm of my average sized hands, measuring 111.6 mm (W) x 58.0 mm (H) x 25.0 mm (D) and weighing around 220g. Utilising an aluminium alloy body, it's...

The Ricoh Caplio GX100 is an excellent attempt to satisfy the needs of what is quickly becoming something of a niche market - a pocketable compact camera with advanced options for the thinking photographer. At a time when most manufacturers are...


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Camera Test: Ricoh Caplio GX100


Ricoh, that merry maverick of the camera world, has taken another step in the "luxe compact" category with the Caplio GX100 ($599, exclusively at Adorama), essentially a zoom-lensed version of the Ricoh GR Digital we tested in May 2006, with the added...

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Object of Desire: Ricoh Caplio GX100


Pocket-sized and pro-worthy aren't always a contradiction in terms.

The only drawback is that its 10MP image sensor is pretty noisy above ISO 400. But you can't win them all

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Ricoh Caplio GX100 Digital Camera Review


In matter of design, Ricoh Caplio is not much for a camera, but as performance, at the quality-price rapport, it stands out good. There's no optical viewfinder on the Ricoh Caplio GX100, but there's a removable optional electronic viewfinder which...

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Ricoh Caplio GX100 review


Many photographers dream of a compact digital camera with a fine zoom range, including a true wide-angle, one that gives a high resolution and can also store images in RAW. Until recently this remained just a dream. But fortunately there is the...

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Ricoh Launches the Caplio GX100 Digital Camera


On March 28, 2007 this amazing new camera, superior model, successor to the Caplio GX8, was announced. It is the -rst digital camera to support a removable electronic view-nder. Smooth Imaging Engine II image processing and Image stabilization...

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Ricoh Caplio GX100


Lovely camera with excellent manual controls and user interface. 24mm eqv lens very useful, and rather unique in its macro capabilities - a really cool combination. Small enough to fit in a medium sized pocket, large enough to handle comfortably. The...

Noise, noise, noise. I only use the cam at ISO 80, and even then it's very noisy. For a grainy b&w image one can use ISO 400, but that's really stretching it ; The tele end quite short if one wants that

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Ricoh Caplio GX100


I bought this camera for its wide-angle lens; it was the only non-DSLR on the market that went to 24mm at the time. For outdoor shots I'm very pleased with it. The ergonomics of the camera are excellent, very well thought-out. I enjoy using this ...

Low-light shots can be noisy (though I'd rather have noise than blurring/loss of ; detail). Long-exposure shots are unsatisfactory since the camera doesn't black out after ; the shot (save for extremely long exposures): you end up with a shot marred by...

Product Specifications

The GX100's slender body accommodates a 24-72mm/f2.5(W)-4.4(T), 3x wide-angle optical zoom lens. Set to wide-angle it can be utilized for wide-perspective pan focus shooting and versatile photographic effects. At medium distances, it is effective for taking portraits or framing scenes. With the freedom to compose and wide potential for expression, the Caplio GX100 appeals to the type of photographer who seeks to enhance his expressive artistry. Striving for compact size and outstanding imagery from its 24mm wide-angle zoom lens, the Caplio GX100 boasts a high-performance lens utilizing aspherical, special low-dispersion glass lenses with a high refractive index, in a high-quality 7-group, 11-element configuration. This design effectively suppresses distortion, color aberration and light falloff at the edges. As the MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) curve demonstrates, it achieves high definition and high contrast reproduction all the way to the edges. Selectable in 12 steps from fully open to the smallest setting, the odd-numbered 7-blade iris aperture enables close control over exposures. At any setting a nearly perfect circle is achieved, permitting capture of gorgeous blur tones and shafts of light. The zoom lens' focal length can be fixed at 24/28/35/50 and 72mm. This step zoom system enables you to capture images like that of a 35mm film camera using single photo length lenses. The GX100's CCD, boasting 10.01 megapixels with superb definition, incorporates Ricoh's original "Smooth Imagining Engine II" for natural color rendition with low noise. Combining these two strengths, the GX100 achieves fine, detailed quality images that stand up to demanding enlargements.


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific/Standard form factor
Manufacturer Battery Name:Ricoh DB-60
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA/AAA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact/Prosumer
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:High sensitivity / Landscape / Macro / Night landscape / Portrait mode / Skew correction / Sports mode / Text


Model:GX100/GX100 VF KIT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh Caplio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.5-4.4
Max Focal Length:15.3mm
Min Focal Length:5.1mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.75"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.5 mm ( 1/1.75 ) / 14.5 mm ( 1/1.75" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG/MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:DNG (RAW) / JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Interchangeable: Yes
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD