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Ricoh Caplio R6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the responsiveness and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and lens also get good opinions. The viewfinder and low light performance get less positive reviews. Opinions about the energy efficiency and zoom are mixed.

portability, lens, performance, image quality, responsiveness

flash, shutter, stabilizer , low-light, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 186 reviews)

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Ricoh Caplio R6 Review


The Ricoh Caplio R6 is a very compact digital camera that easily fits in the palm of your hand, measuring 99.6(W) x 55.0 (H) x 23.3mm (D) and weighing around 135g. This is one camera that you truly won't notice carrying in a trouser/shirt pocket or a...

Just 6 months on from the R5 model, the new Ricoh R6 arrives, at first glance with few new standout features. The must-have feature for all compact digicams in 2007, Face Recognition, is supposedly the headline addition to the R6, but as with most of...

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Ricoh Caplio R6


The camera is very easy to get to grips with. The controls and menus are very streightforward. I like the spot metering option. Image quality is quite good, although on the widest setting the corners can be blurred. The pictures are fiarly low in...

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Ricoh Caplio R6


Great camera. Was concerned about image-noise, but so far hasn't been an issue, even in indoor settings. Night photography is another matter. Facebook photos (i.e. pub/club photography) are likely to be blurred regardless of your steady hold of the...

Pub photography suffers - too much blur. Otherwise good.


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Ricoh Caplio R6


Takes stunning pictures for such a little camera. Good colour reproduction and good auto metering. Not so hot in low light - understandable given the small sensor. Wide angle shots get a little fuzzy towards the corners, and this is more pronounced to...

Shots with flash tend to overexpose, even with the flash set to soft mode. Additionally, the green low-light focusing aid is very bright, to the extent that it makes people squint. Combined with the powerful flash, bunny-in-headlights is often the...

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Ricoh Caplio R6


I had this for a week and its going back. Compared to my old Sony DSC-L1, the pics are overexposed (especially indoor flash pics). even outdoor pics dont look very natural. Its feature packed, cheap, looks nice and has the best zoom ever .... but the...

Overexposed flash pics ; Un-natural colours ; Menu system is not user friendly

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Ricoh Caplio R6


I've used Nikon, Canon, Olympus. Ricoh not perfect camera but good choice. Easy to use, great...great macro mode, metal body, good lens. Noise is problem up 400 iso, but you can limit the auto iso sensitive, some freaks shoot in scene mode.

Face detection works badly. Please need upgrade for perfect camera!

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Ricoh Caplio R6


After months of using the R6 i have to post my review here. I still like this cam. It nearly does all it claims to do. So here are my positive and negative remarks about the R6. Positive: - Excellent Lens for its size (smaller, but a bit slower...

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Ricoh Caplio R6


I have great respect for my R4 but so has my wife so I thought I'd get myself a R6 while they are cheap. Can't really see the point of paying another £70+ for the R7 when the differences seem to be so slight. It has all the good points of the R4 (I...

None yet on the R4 or R6 ; It is a pity that the R4 and R6 don't share the same battery size. A big compromise to get a slightly slimmer body on the R6 ; Yes, the zoom motor is noisy but you'll soon get used to it ; Oh, and the flash is a weak point...

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Ricoh Caplio R6


My last camera was a Canon Powershot S45 which had amazing image quality (4MP on an 1/1.8" CCD), but needed an update because it was too large and heavy and so I never had it ready in my pocket when I needed it. Also it was slow and I got bored of the...

See above. Also: Strange "haze" in one corner at long exposure shots (8s, beginning at ISO 400) with dark backgrounds.

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Ricoh Caplio R6


I came into Ricoh ownership with the R4, and was very impressed with its unique combination of small size, huge 28-200mm range lens, and good image quality. I sold the R4 onto a colleague at work, who now loves it too. Upgrading to the R6, I found a...

The lens zoom motor is a little noisy (screeching sound), and almost too quick to zoom, but a minor quibble really ; There are no manual settings, its is a 'point n shoot' only, but there are many useful options to set to make this a very adaptable...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


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

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.5''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


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: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Ricoh DB-70
Battery Type:Ricoh DB-70


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No