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Ricoh Caplio R10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the image quality and value for money are generally positive. The responsiveness and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder.

portability, design, responsiveness, value for money, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Ricoh R10


Continuing on the success of the R8, Ricoh has introduced the R10. It includes most of the features that made the R8 so popular such as the 7.1x optical zoom and the 10-Megapixel imaging sensor. In order to separate it, however, Ricoh has added a 3"...

The R10 compared to a standard CD disc


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Ricoh R10 Review


Announced just 7 months after its predecessor, the R8, the new Ricoh R10 is the latest addition to Ricoh's 7x zoom digital compact camera line-up. Offering the same versatile 28-200mm focal length as the R8, the most significant change to the R10 is a...

So why, you may well ask, has the Ricoh R10 still only earned our Recommended award, despite now scoring 5 in three areas? There's still one big problem with this camera which there's no getting away from - noisy images. We thought the R7 had finally...

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Ricoh R10 Review at PhotographyBLOG


The Ricoh R10 builds on the winning design of its predecessor, the R8 model, by including a handful of minor new features that add up to make this the best Ricoh R-series camera yet.


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Ricoh R10


Ricoh announced the development and release of the Ricoh R10. In addition to its 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens (28-200 mm in 35 mm film equivalent focal length), the new Ricoh R10 digital camera features a 460,000-dot HVGA monitor, an electronic...

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Ricoh R10


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...

Not really a problem-only that I think the Fn button is a waste. Surely this could be used to give some more manual control over apperture or something

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Ricoh R10


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...

none at all

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Ricoh R10


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...


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Amazon review summary for Ricoh Caplio R10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Ricoh Caplio R10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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image quality

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ricoh R10 - Digital camera - compact - 10.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 7.1 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC - blackRicoh R10 - Digital camera - compact - 10.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 7.1 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC - silver

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Ricoh R10


If there's one thing we love about Ricoh cameras, it's their design. The R10 has a sturdy, brushed-steel body with a small array of control buttons an...

Well built and designed, easy to use, good for macro shots, has a regular mini-USB port, smooth zoom function

Body attracts a lot of dirt, noticeable purple fringing, no full manual mode

This is a point-and-shoot compact camera that's suitable for any type of photography. It also looks good, but its body does tend to get dirty. Its overall picture quality is good, but in some instances purple fringing will be noticeable in your shots.

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Ricoh R10 review


It's only been eight months since the last R-series update so we wonder if it's been time well spent?

Good dynamic range ; Great macro feature ; Reliable flash

Not good at high ISO ; Some Image graining ; Poor face detection

Product Specifications

In the briefest encounter with a fleeting subject, capture the beauty with precision and clarity. For every photographic situation, the RICOH R10 has both high resolution and the ease-of-use to put it at anyone's full command. In addition to its superior color reproduction, Smooth Imaging Engine III provides sophisticated image processing even in high-sensitivity shooting. This reduces noise without compromising resolution, the result being sharp and clear outlines and non-grainy images. Image setting functions enable you to change picture qualities (contrast, sharpness, color depth, black and white, sepia, etc.) while shooting. If you select "auto levels", the camera automatically adjusts tones to create a suitable level of brightness that limits whiteout and reduces loss of detail in dark areas when shooting high-contrast subjects. In both macro and normal shooting, the AE/AF targets can be shifted alone or together to any position on the screen. This enhances shooting freedom by enabling you to change focus and exposure settings without moving the camera, even if it is fixed to a tripod. The 3.0-inch 460,000-dot LCD monitor is convenient both when shooting and viewing images. Its high contrast and wide viewing angle make for easy viewing even when shooting outdoors. Still images in the camera can be enlarged and trimmed. The trimming is easily done by specifying the trimming frame and size.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Ricoh DB-70

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5.2
Max Focal Length:35.4mm
Min Focal Length:4.95mm
Optical Zoom:7.1
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
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
Digital Zoom:4.8
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None