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Ricoh Caplio RR1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and value for money are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the screen and shutter, and there are mixed comments on the memory and exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio RR1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Ricoh Caplio RR1 Camera Review - PCWorld


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Ricoh RR1 Caplio


Ricoh's new stylish and compact 4.13-megapixel Caplio RR1 digital camera offers three operating modes, digital still, voice and motion picture with audio. The camera ships with a 64MB SmartMedia card and has 8MB of fixed internal memory. Still image resol

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Digital Cameras - Ricoh Caplio RR1 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


Well, I really need to do a bit more testing to have the full story on the RR-1, which will hopefully happen after I get back from Comdex. The little bit that I played with it though, left me impressed with its good image quality. It has bright,...

Ricoh's latest digicam product actually takes them back to a device with more purely "camera" functions, with none of the exotic communication or PDA capabilities of some of their recent devices. Rather, the Caplio RR1 is a straightforward (if...


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Ricoh Caplio RR1


The 4 Megapixel digital camera field is a crowded one. Where does the RR1 fit in? Find out now..

Excellent bundle ; Great macro feature ; Decent amount of manual controls ; Very good photo quality outdoors ; Impressive movie mode ; Doubles as a personal voice recorder

Shadows are noisy in sample images ; Shutter lag can be long ; No real aperture and shutter speed controls, despite other manual controls ; Lackluster battery life ; Image transfer software leaves much to be desired ; Not a fan of the layout of...

The Ricoh Caplio RR1 is sort of a mixed bag in my opinion. It's a real multipurpose camera (doing stills, video, and audio), takes good pictures in most situations, has a superb macro mode, and has a decent amount of manual controls. The included...

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh Caplio RR1 (Andrew L. Warden, 20 Jun 03)


I purchased the RR1 six months ago after tracking down the seemingly last one available in Melbourne, Australia. I initially thought it expensive compared to other 4megapixel camera (I paid Aus$1200), but having said that, I am most impressed with it....

There are three areas to comment on ; a) The battery, which cannot be charged while in the camera ( I would have much preferred this to having to carry around a charger) ; b) The shutter speed, which is really slow (If you remain aware of this it's...

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh Caplio RR1 (W. Rucinski, 9 Jan 03)


RR1 is very handy. Have Excellent macro and text features. Good automatic exposure in day light and automatic white balance. The recorded voice is bad if played using on-board speeker or audio output (it is no problem - I bought Caplio as digital...

On the beginning of use - fingerprints on the lens

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh Caplio RR1 (Skitch, 24 Dec 02)


Please : read to the end. Because myself I'm surprised.... After one year of RR-1..... I posted two pics in the photo section. (See RR-1 ) It is picture N° 2443 and N° 2448 I took with this camera. I know this is not much... but my "little jewel"...

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh Caplio RR1 (david w gale, 30 Oct 02)


I have always used an SLR before now, but after using the Caplio RR1 I shall be putting the SLR away. Magnificent photos! Macro facility wonderful. I have many old colour slides and was thinking of buying a slide scanner, but decided to try a light box...

Should have an automatic lens cover as fingerprints can be a problem ; Slowness of transfer via the camera to computer ; Slowness of photos appearing on screen ; Battery life

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Owners Opinion: Ricoh Caplio RR1 (Dick van Breda, 10 Oct 02)


I have this camera now for eight weeks and i buy it in the Netherlands. It's a fine and very good flat camera. Easy to use and great pictures. Excellent working macro mode (1 cm)


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Owners Opinion: Ricoh Caplio RR1 (Jon Cooke, 29 Aug 02)


I have had this camera for about a week now and I have just about figured out all its features. There is an awful lot to get through and the manual is over 100 pages. Having said that the benefits of spending time getting to know the camera have paid...

Initially I had difficulty getting good photos of my children from the camera. I obtained advice form the shop where I bought it as I am a novice photographer. The problem was that the defaults on the camera were set to flash off which sets a slow...

Product Specifications

Caplio RR1 is a stunning new high-resolution digital camera designed to deliver optimal performance. Discover astonishing photo-real clarity coupled with a powerful optical 3X zoom that produces superb printouts. With impressive built-in multimedia functionality and multi-angle monitor flexibility, you'll truly appreciate its compact dynamic character. Experience your best pictures with the Caplio RR1. The Ricoh Caplio RR1 comes equipped with a 4-megapixel CCD that delivers astonishing high-resolution, true-color photo clarity. Confidently print beautiful A3-size photos on your home printer and be amazed with the exquisite detail! The Caplio RR1 allows you to get in as close as about 1cm from a subject revealing striking detail without sacrificing definition. Take clear, crisp shots of your hobby collectibles and accessories and let the details do the talking! Trimming captured images is a breeze whether it is done directly in the LCD using the Cropping Function or on your PC. Take pictures without worrying about composition - simply adjust them later for various usages, such as postcards. And since they are originally taken at 4-megapixels, even trimmed and enlarged images are of brilliant quality!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated/SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:64MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ricoh Caplio

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-3.4
Max Focal Length:21.9mm
Min Focal Length:7.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:3.6
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 150 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical