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Ricoh Caplio R5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews of Ricoh Caplio R5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The portability and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the battery and screen, and there are some critical reviews about the exposure and low light performance.

usability, zoom, portability, size, image quality

durability, flash, reliability, low-light, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ricoh Caplio R5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Ricoh Caplio R5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and zoom. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the usability and focus.

portability, image quality, size, zoom, design

reliability, durability, focus, usability

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Ricoh Caplio R5 Review

 

The Ricoh Caplio R5 was announced at the end of August, just 6 months after its predecessor, the R4. New features on the Ricoh R5 include a 7 megapixel sensor, a higher resolution LCD screen,...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : dcworld (digitalcameraworld.com)

Ricoh Caplio R5 Review

 

However, with that portability comes an almost universal frustration in the shape of a virtually ubiquitous 3x zoom lens, which fails to supply a decent wide-angle view at one end of its range or g

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Ricoh Caplio R5

 

Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Masamitsu Sakurai) has announced the release of the new Caplio R5 digital camera featuring a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28-200 mm in 35 mm camera format), the highest zoom in the compact class (among compact...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Ricoh Caplio R5

 

Ricoh proves that it can match the big boys for specification and image quality.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera

 

My first impressions of the R5 are of a svelte, compact digital compact, its all-metal body is both sturdy and nice to hold thanks to a subtle curve (accentuated by the body styling) on the right side of the body. I wanted to heartily recommend this...

Anti shake, great macro capability, all-metal build, good ergonomics and styling

AF problems, image noise issues, camera crashes, lens zoom control fiddly

I wanted to heartily recommend this camera to you but on balance, I can’t. The Ricoh Caplio R5 straddles the gap between full control and automation nicely, its feature set and build quality almost perfect for the market it’s aimed at – and as the...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Ricoh Caplio R5 review

 

Aims to get you closer and show you the bigger picture

Sharp picture throughout lens range

Too much image noise

Certainly ticks lots of boxes, but image noise is a headache

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Steven Deare (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R5

 

Strong zoom features including the new auto resize zoom should interest those who take plenty of shots at distance. Be wary though of the device's occassional freeze.

7.1x optical wide angle zoom ; Auto resize zoom improves picture quality of close-ups ; Choice of colours: red, silver or black ; Included carry case and leather belt pouch

Prone to freezing ; Image review mode sometimes doesn't work

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (pcanswers.co.uk)

Ricoh Caplio R5

 

You can't beat the convenience of a slimline compact camera. Slip it into a spare pocket and take it just about anywhere. However, with that portability comes an almost universal frustration...

Sharp picture throughout lens range

Too much image noise

Certainly ticks lots of boxes, but image noise is a headache

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Ricoh Caplio R5

 

Ricoh's digital compacts typically offer a combination of something a little different from the competition - a wide-angle lens here, high ISO sensitivity there, macro down to 1cm - plus very keen pricing

Operation is commendably zippy, When there's plenty of light, sharp natural images are achievable, Lightweight enough for one-handed operation

Rather plasticky

Packed with features, the Ricoh produces good work if handled with care

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Ricoh Caplio R5

 

If you're in the market for a sub-£250 7 megapixel camera, the Ricoh Caplio R5 is a good place to start.

7-megapixel resolution allows for poster-sized prints, biggest zoom range on test, keenly priced, vibration correction

Slightly cheap and plastic feel to the body, noisy lens mechanism, small fiddly controls

The noisy lens operation is a little off-putting, as is the plastic feel to the body, but some may consider that its price and features go some way to making amends.

Dec, 2006

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