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Ricoh Caplio R30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Ricoh Caplio R30. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and lens. The size and battery are also mentioned favorably, but the shutter and color get negative opinions.

zoom, battery, size, lens, performance

image quality, color, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Ricoh Caplio R30 review


Wider and more telescopic, the R30 has a good zoom range

Good optical zoom range ; Excellent finish ; 26MB of internal memory

Poor image quality ; High image noise ; Colour rendition not even accurate

Good zoom, average images

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (

Ricoh Caplio R30


Ricoh isn't one of the best-known names in digital photography, but it's produced a number of decent models. The company also has a good track record for value, introducing an 8Mp (megapixel) compact last summer that broke the £300 barrier. The R30 is...

Shake issues aside, this is an impressive camera – we liked its macro and wide-angle features. The Caplio R30 is easy to get to grips with and has plenty of onscreen customisation and information about settings.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Steven Deare (

Ricoh Caplio R30


While it may not have a single standout feature, the R30 is a solid performer in a crowded 5 megapixel digital camera market.

Small enough to carry around in your pocket ; Customisable LCD screen ; 5.7x optical zoom lens ; High sensitivity and skew correction modes ; Good battery life ; Controls consistent with those of past Ricoh models

No support for USB 2.0 ; Full-press auto mode yields blurry images

Being familiar with some past Ricoh models, it's also noticeable that not a great deal has changed on the Ricoh LCD interface over the last year or two. While some might interpret that as a lack of innovation, we see it as a case of 'if it ain't broke,...

Feb, 2006

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Ricoh Caplio R30


Wide-angle and teleconverters are available for compact cameras, but they're usually a poor substitute for a good optical zoom range - which happens to be the Caplio R30's strongest point.

Good optical zoom range, Excellent finish, 26MB of internal memory

Poor image quality, High image noise, Colour rendition not even accurate

Good zoom, average images

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Ricoh Caplio R30


Ricoh announced today the launch of the Caplio R30 compact digital camera featuring a 5.7x optical wide zoom (28-160 mm in 35 mm camera format) in a trim body only 26mm thick. The new Ricoh Caplio R30 is positioned as a more affordable version of the...

Ricoh has historically manufactured products based on the concept of Expandability. In addition to the wide zoom, the new camera achieves increased photographic possibilities, anywhere, by employing an enhanced macro functionーRicoh's specialtyーand...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (

Ricoh Caplio R30


Ricoh doesn't believe a decent optical zoom should compromise the pocketability of its digital cameras.

This camera takes good-quality shots, has a powerful zoom and is reasonably easy to point and shoot with.

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Ricoh Caplio R30 - Digital SLR Reviews


The R30 includes a 5.7x optical zoom with a 28-160mm focal range - longer and wider angle than most compacts...

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Ricoh Caplio R30


Ricoh i my pocket. Just kidding. Every time when i want to take any photo i insert my hand in my pocket and get out with caplio R30. Great results and one thing that i like very much is its battery timing.

Small size attractive camera ; Gives good results in photo shoot ; Battery timing is enough

Sensitive parts in this camera so take very much care of this little gem

May, 2008

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Ricoh Caplio R30


Less than i had hoped for.

Quick startup, long battery life

Pictures *VERY* grainy (Poor picture quality), VERY EASY at making pictures blurry and fuzzy

Jun, 2007

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Ricoh Caplio R30


I think it's crap!!! Well its a good camera if the dam thing didn't break every few months!!! My husband bought it last Feb for a present for me before I had my baby. Since then it was sent back to be fixed in May and July as when I switched the camera...

Apr, 2007

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