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Ricoh Caplio GX200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the lens and design are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the color and focus. There are mixed comments on the low light performance and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio GX200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Ricoh GX200


Featuring a super wide-angle high performance 24-72 mm/f2.5 (wide) - f4.4(telephoto) zoom lens with superb optical performance, the GX200 compares favorably to SLR interchangeable lenses. Attaching the unique tilting electronic viewfinder which is...

A 1/1.7" CCD with 12 megapixels faithfully reproduces the world as seen

Highly Recommended!

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Ricoh GX200 Review


The Ricoh GX200 is virtually identical to the older GX100 in terms of its design, so a lot of the comments that we made in our review of that camera will be repeated here. You'd be hard-pressed to tell the GX200 and GX100 apart if you put them side by...

At first glance the GX200 seems very similar to it predecessor, but after a week's shooting it quickly becomes evident that this camera is much more refined, both in terms of speed and features - the only thing lacking is any improvement in image...

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Ricoh GX200: Camera Test


Ricoh has joined the megapixel race across its line of advanced compacts, and here's the upgrade of the GX series of wide zooms, the GX200 ($495, direct, camera only; $597 with VF-1 viewfinder). The new rig gets a boost to 12MP, up from the 10MP of its...


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Ricoh GX200 Review at Trusted Reviews


The GX200 is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the images. At lower ISO settings in good light it can certainly produce the goods. Colour and tone are very pleasant and images have plenty of punch. Sharpness is good throughout the zoom range and...

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Ricoh Caplio GX200


When I bought the GX200, it was the finest compact small-sensor camera at its price. It still is except that the Canon S90 has come out since then, and in certain areas excels. The GX200 is great for snapshots except in low light. It is also a...

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Ricoh Caplio GX200


This is only a preliminary review. I'm very familiar with the camera and the images it can produce, but have only had it for a short while. I will update the review when I have it for a longer period of time. Pros: + Small size without compromising...


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Ricoh Caplio GX200


A distinct improvement from the GX100, with RAW/DNG use now a realistic option, as a consequence of the addition of a RAW buffer. Noise still a problem on higher ISO's and it is disappointing to see little improvement on this front from the GX100. I...

The only major disappointment is the total absence of any RAW conversion software ; for Macintosh supplied from Ricoh. I cannot also find .icc profiles anywhere to use ; with Capture One or DxO. I would have thought as quite a few professionals are ;...

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Ricoh Caplio GX200


Finding myself using my wife's very cheap P&S instead of lugging my metal bodied dSLR, I realized that if I am to have my camera with me as much as I wish, it will have to be a form factor of a P&S but with the artistic control I demand in any...


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Ricoh Caplio GX200


I have dipped into the point-n-shoot realm many times attempting to find an alternative to lugging my DSLR around, and have never found anything that was good enough to substitute for my other cameras, until now. I had the Ricoh GX100 and was pretty...


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Ricoh Caplio GX200


For the fully featured compact, this camera still competes as the current compact king, all said and considered. Yes it is noisy from ISO 400 on, but with a nice and bright 2.5 aperture, and Camera Shake Correction, you are able to use much lower ISO's...

No mechanical or software malfunctions encountered to date.

Product Specifications

Attach the unique tilting electronic viewfinder, linked to the focal distance to zoom and frame your subject with the feel of an SLR or medium format camera and add GX200 host of versatile accessories to enter a wider realm of creative photography. For the photographer who knows the depth and joy of photographic expression, the GX200 transcends the limitations of a compact camera. Sharp images all the way to the picture's edge with natural gradations and coloration even in high-sensitivity shooting situations: that is the power of the Smooth Imaging Engine III image processor. With thorough noise reduction measures in both its circuit design and algorithms, the GX200 effectively eliminates noise without sacrificing resolution or saturation. The macro function brings the camera to the subject, with a minimum distance of 1 cm in wide angle and 4 cm in telephoto. Not just point and shoot those flowers and insects large, the GX200 offers a wide range of creative intentions, such as emphasizing perspective using wide-macro and making the theme conspicuous by blurring the background using tele-macro.


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AAA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Model:GX200/GX200 VF KIT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh

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:1/1.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.9 mm ( 1/1.7 ) / 14.9 mm ( 1/1.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

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
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blue / Green / Purple / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:DNG (RAW) / JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD/None