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Ricoh Caplio R4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Ricoh Caplio R4. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and lens. The performance and zoom are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

portability, zoom, performance, lens, size

flash, shutter, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ricoh Caplio R4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Ricoh Caplio R4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the durability and glare. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the usability.

portability, zoom, performance, glare, durability


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Ricoh Caplio R4 - Digital camera - 6.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 7.1 x - supported memory: MMC, SD - silverRicoh Caplio R4 - Digital camera - 6.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 7.1 x - supported memory: MMC, SD - silver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (

Ricoh Caplio R4 Review


The Ricoh Caplio R4 is a very compact 6 megapixel digital camera with a massive 7x optical zoom lens that is equivalent to 28-200mm on a 35mm camera. Most cameras of this size offer a 3x or at...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Ricoh Caplio R4


Continuing the trend they set with the stylish Caplio R3, Ricoh's new model, the Caplio R4, offers something a little different to the competition. Su...

Stylish design, Huge zoom, Low noise

Picture quality was adequate

The R4 is a sophisticated compact with a big zoom that performs more than adequately in most regards.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera


The Ricoh Caplio R4 builds on the R-Series range, offering a svelte, well-styled compact digital camera that provides a level of specification and shooting options akin to a much more expensive camera. A new square-pixel type, 6-megapixel sensor...

Styling, good metering and colour capture, superb specification and lens, excellent auto white balance performance

No optical viewfinder, fingers cover flash in use, excessive noise at highest sensitivity setting

The Ricoh Caplio R4 houses a class leading lens with a sophisticated feature set that not only works but works very well indeed. Despite a couple of niggles the benefits easily outweigh them. True versatility, excellent optics and a wide range of...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Ricoh Caplio R4 review


Can the R4 avoid the criticism levelled at its predecesor?

Excellent macro feature

Some image noise at higher ISOs

The Ricoh R4 performs admirably and it's a good improvement on its predecessor

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Michael Haynes (

Ricoh Caplio R4


Ricoh has never been afraid to be different, but the Caplio R4 sees the company plunging firmly into the mainstream.

This is a good camera with a far-reaching lens and fast startup times, but it's up against some tough competition. While many of the ingredients are right, they're often a little raw.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Kim Fong (

Ricoh Caplio R4


The Ricoh Caplio R4 is a great point and shoot camera with impressive zoom capabilities, but it's not for those with large fingers or tight jeans pockets.

Impressive optical zoom ; Wide angle lens ; Easy operation ; Large 2.5\" LCD

Buttons can be cumbersome ; Bulky compared to some compacts ; Software lacks simplicity

Picture quality is good and with the various scene modes, you can maximise the colour and details of your subject.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : D-Photo (

Ricoh Caplio R4 Review – 012


Like most second-tier manufacturers, Ricoh goes all out to grab you with little features that other camera makers either don't offer, or only offer on their top-of-the-line models. For instance, this camera has an interval timer that lets you select a...

There is a good reason why you should only use the digital zoom. The handbook warns you that the camera will pick up the noise of any buttons that are pressed while filming, so that definitely cancels out the optical zoom!

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (

Ricoh Caplio R4


Announced on the 23rd of Febuary 06, the Ricoh Caplio R4 is a new 6 megapixel update to the Ricoh Caplio R3 - it has a 7.1x optical zoom lens - this is impressive considering that the camera is roughly the same size as other cameras with only a 3x...

Very compact and stylish with a solid metal body (will easily fit in pockets) ; Built in Vibration Reduction image stabilisation helps acheive blur free low-light / zoom photos ; 2.5" screen, with 150,000 pixels ; 7.1x optical zoom lens ; Very fast...

The Ricoh Caplio R4 is a minor update to the Ricoh Caplio R3, with a higher resolution 6 megapixel sensor, a higher resolution screen, and longer battery life. I suspect that there have been more improvements made in the background as the camera seems...

Jun, 2006

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Ricoh Caplio R4


7.1x zoom range.; 28mm wide angle.; Excellent image quality.; Vibration correction is very effective.; High quality LCD screen with a good anti-reflective coating.; Very responsive for a compact

Noise at ISO800

May, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Ricoh Caplio R4


The Ricoh Caplio R4 digial camera is a 6 megapixel (CCD) digital camera with a nice large 7.1x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent of 28-200mm). Despite the large lens the camera weighs in at just 135 grams and is only 26mm thin. It features a high...

It features a high resolution 2.5 inch LCD (154,000 pixels), anti-shake technology and boasts the ability to take 330 images per charge

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Type:DB-60 / Rechargeable
Number of batteries supported:1


Scene modes:Landscape, Night
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / Silver


Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):114000


Flash modes:Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):5.51 - 70.9
Flash range (wide):7.87 - 94.5


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):1- ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.3- ∞
Macro focusing range (tele):0.14 - ∞ / 0.14- ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.01 - ∞ / 0.01- ∞
Manual focusing range (tele):1.0 - ∞
Manual focusing range (wide):0.3 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:3.6
Focal length range (f-f):0.181 - 1.3
Optical Zoom:7.1

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Internal memory:26
Maximum memory card size:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 7.87
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:6040000
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Effective sensor resolution:6040000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 7.87
Light exposure type:TTL-CCD
Power Source:DB-60
Shooting capacity:310
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Image sensor size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Megapixel:6 / 6.04
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,2048 x 1536,2784 x 1856,2816 x 2112


Maximum video resolution:320 x 240
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions