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Ricoh R8B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Ricoh R8B. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and portability. The image quality and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the shutter and sensor. There are some critical views about the viewfinder and image stabilizer.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, lens

reliability, focus, flash, stabilizer , viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh R8B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ricoh R8B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Ricoh R8B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the lens and usability. Some have doubts about the reliability and image quality.

size, portability, zoom, price, performance

image quality, reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Ricoh R8B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Ricoh R8B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Ricoh R8 Concise Review

 

Ricoh is a camera manufacturer that tends to swim against the stream, not only in terms of product range but also in the way it schedules its product announcements. While all the big boys announced their new toys just before or right at PMA in Las...

Very compact body for the zoom range Good lens with a very versatile zoom range Sharp and detailed results at low ISO (although some artifacts visible 'up close') Effective macro mode Good responsiveness and overall speed (although focus slows down a...

Very slow focus and focus hunting in low light Face Detection unreliable and only available as a shooting mode Ineffective image stabilization system, not available in movie mode Zoom and focus pretty noisy White balance under artificial light not...

I can honestly say that I very much enjoyed using the Ricoh R8 while working on this review but I'll also quote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who once wrote: 'There is strong shadow where there is much light'. So, if you are thinking about purchasing an...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The Ricoh Caplio R8 is a 10 megapixel compact digital camera featuring a 2.7 inch 460,000-pixel HVGA LCD, and a 7.1x optical wide angle zoom (28-200 mm in 35 mm focal length). The Ricoh R8 also features dual vibration correction … Continue reading →

Ricoh's popular and powerful macro functions are included, enabling shooting of objects as close as 1 cm with wide macro and as close as 25 cm with telemacro.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Trenholm (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The Ricoh R8 may lack traditional manual controls, but it's still endlessly customisable even with a dead simple button and menu layout. The large screen, wide angle lens and long zoom make it worthwhile twiddling the menus to overcome some image issues.

Endlessly tweakable ; Clean, accessible design ; Large screen ; Generous wide-angle zoom lens

No full manual control

Although we miss actual control over the aperture and shutter, the Ricoh R8 allows you to wield an enormous amount of power over your images. There are a huge amount of customisable options, with the emphasis on acessibility as opposed to dumbing down....

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Ricoh Caplio's R series undergoes complete redesign

Design, Protruding mode dial, 460k pixel LCD, Dynamic range

Aggressive noise reduction, Fringing, Over-sharpening

Every six months a new R series compact seems to appear, often delivering few improvements on its predecessor. But Ricoh has gone a step further with the R8 in completely redesigning the body, and while the extra bulk may be off-putting at first, the...

May, 2008

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The Ricoh R8 is a compact camera with impressive features, a wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, and a high resolution 2.7 inch screen.

Good image quality ; Great wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens ; CCD-shift image stabilisation helps with zoom and low light ; Excellent high resolution 2.7" screen ; Excellent macro mode ; Images are sharp ...

The Ricoh R8 looks and feels great, and is capable of taking some great photos. The camera has a sharp wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, and is almost ultra compact, similar in size to other ultra compact cameras such as the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Review: Ricoh Caplio R8 digital camera

 

An updated design with excellent ease of use and reasonable pictures

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

I can't BELIEVE Ricohs are still even being stocked by stores... Read the reviews - everyone is having issues with them. Even in cnets review they say the camera crashed whilst they were trialing it...

NOTHING

Everything

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

love it

gr8 pic quality and gr8 service

did break after 1 year but they fixed it free no probs

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

what a piece of crap! after only 1 month of good use, the lens broke! it stopped retracting on shutdown. i mailed it to ricoh repair but the lesson is clear: DO NOT BUY RICOH

cheap, 1cm macro, good zoom

lens broke after only 1 month

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Bought an R7 online in Aug 08. After a short OS trip, it needed repair to a stuck zoom, which also caused auto focus to fail. After 2 months, returned only to have flash fail after 30 mins use. Another 2 months later, have just got it back and lens...

Fast recycle, good battery life

Spends most time in repairs shop

Sep, 2009
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