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Ricoh Caplio R7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the responsiveness and flash. The lens and image quality also get good feedback. The features and color get less positive opinions, while reviews about the glare and viewfinder are mixed.

portability, image quality, lens, flash, responsiveness

screen, shutter, focus, color, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Ricoh Caplio R7 Review


The Ricoh Caplio R7 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 161g with the battery and wrist-strap fitted. This is one camera that you truly won't notice carrying...

Just 6 months on from the R6 model, the new Ricoh R7 arrives, at first glance with very few new standout features. The increase in resolution from 7 to 8 megapixels doesn't make a lot of difference to your photos, but thankfully the new image...

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Ricoh Caplio R7 Digital Camera Review


Ricoh Caplio R7 digital camera offers 8.1 megapixels and a 7.1x wide zoom lens (28-200mm), meaning that it will bring you more optical zoom than any other camera in this range. On the first view, I can say it has a very solid build. Around the back are...

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Ricoh Caplio R7


a fine, small, good value for money camera

disappointing lens quality and fragile body


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Ricoh Caplio R7


I love the 28mm wide angle, the flash works well at night on street scenes, snow scenes and inside. The images are sharp and colour is often very good if properly exposed. The AF is very accurate in descent lighting, and quite good in poor lighting...

It is fragile, and the two cameras I and my brother had - the lens broke after drops from a small hight (on a table on in the sand) ; You can't get the quick shutter lag of an SLR ; 8 mpix on a small CCD is no match for 6 mpix on a larger SLR CCD ; The...

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Ricoh Caplio R7


1. IQ: There are samples on the net i was largely satisfied it was what i expected from the sensor/lens/processing combo. It does ok for ISO values between 64 and 400 but 800 and 160 do push the envelope, white balance is a little to warm. 2 Ease of...

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Ricoh Caplio R7


Spent ages looking at reviews of different point and shoot cameras, that were compact. Decided on the R7 because - fantastic zoom - amazing macro ability - good quality pictures (from what I have seen on the net) I had the camera a day and spent a...

After a day of testing I knew this camera wasn't what I was expecting, I also have a 5 year old Sony DSC V-1 that has been a fantastic camera and consistently takes great pics, it was a bit bulky (reason for changing) and I tested both cameras taking...

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Ricoh Caplio R7


I purchased this acmera for my grandaughter and I also tried it. The combination of IQ, zoom range, camera size is really impressive. The movie clips are quite adequate.

The only problem is this camera performance in a very low night - like when taking a night shots without being able to use flash. But maybe we did not exhaust this camera modes and capabilities.

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Ricoh Caplio R7


Have had camera 4 mo, am very pleased. I too am mystified by low image quality ratings by some others - maybe Ricoh's spotty QC ? The zoom lens range (28 mm (equiv) - 7x), and 1 cm macro focus is a great asset and must be unmatched in this camera...

Stronger flash (as in Panasonic FX33) would be nice, but not a problem.

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Ricoh Caplio R7


Good DC and it was with me for over 2 months, $1800 hong now, and it was increditble of 7x zoomwith this size, and good choice for traveller, battery is quite good, over 300 shots with 1/10 with flash. Pic quality was good ( did not know why so many...

only the ' noisy mechanism ' could be a problem, it was recitified in R8, but the focusing rate + zoom rate was slow down accordingly

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Ricoh Caplio R7


I have owned the R7 for about 2 months. I also cannot understand some of the other user reviews here which complain of poor image quality. I have found the camera to be very responsive, of course with an excellent wide angle/ large zoom and macro...

Product Specifications

new Caplio R7 digital camera. With a new image processing engine and a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28-200 mm in 35 mm camera format) mounted on a slim body only 20.6 mm at its thinnest point, the Caplio R7 takes digital photography to an even higher level of image quality. The new Caplio R7 is the successor model to the award winning Caplio R6, which earned high popularity for its slim body, wide-angle zoom lens, vibration correction, and face recognition mode. Retaining the best features of earlier models, the Caplio R7 further enhances the line's established reputation for high image quality with the introduction of: (1) Smooth Imaging Engine III, a new image processing engine capable of even more sophisticated image processing, and (2) an effective 8.15 megapixel CCD for outstanding results. In addition, the Caplio R7 makes a variety of other evolutionary advances in fun and easy photography with enhanced usability for its unique ADJ. (Adjust) button function, which makes it easy to set exposure compensation and white balance, and the introduction of brightness and color-tone correction functions, which enable still image brightness and color tone to be adjusted in the camera after the photo is taken.


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


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
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