Ricoh Caplio R6

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The Ricoh Caplio R6 (announced 05 March’07) is a point-and-shoot digital camera equipped with effective 7.24 million pixels CCD sensor, a 7.1 optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-200), CCD Shift Image Stabilization, and a 2.7″ LCD Screen. The camera measures 99.6 x 55 x 23.3 mm (3.9 x 2.2 x 0.9 in), weighs 135g (4.7oz) and priced at around 229.99 (inc. VAT). (Download Brochure)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Ricoh Caplio R6 Reviews

CNET.AU reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“.. the camera’s smaller, more stylish body, and larger screen, the improved zoom control is also a very welcome addition. Image quality is very good, especially outdoors and the camera has rich colours and good exposure. The Ricoh Caplio R6 is the smallest digital camera to feature a wide-angle 7.1x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation. The camera is very good value for money and I would recommend this camera. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET.AU reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“In very bright lighting conditions, picture quality wasn’t compromised while using a lower ISO setting and reduced exposure with foreground subjects were well lit without using the flash. In low light, the strong flash compensated well. While attempting to shoot macro images, the image stabilisation feature also came in handy. Compared with the Caplio R4, we found the light meter on the R6 had improved considerably.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ricoh Caplio R6 – Video Tour

GoodGearGuide reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“Our final test is for image noise, and again the results were satisfying, with the R6 scoring 0.80%. There was slight fuzz visible in our test shots, but it wasn’t distracting unless we zoomed in considerably. The level of noise scaled how we anticipated it would with shots being usable up to about ISO 400, at which point they lost a lot of clarity. However, we should note that even at the highest supported, the noise produced was quite soft. As such, if you are shooting with standard 4in x 6in prints in mind, you may be able to use higher settings.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“The Ricoh Caplio R6’s image quality is above average. The Ricoh Caplio R6’s main drawback in terms of image quality is noise, with ISO 400 showing some noise and blurring of detail. The noise gets progressively worse as you go from ISO 400 to ISO 800 and finally the completely unusable 1600 setting…he night photograph was OK, with the maximum shutter speed of 8 seconds allowing you to capture just enough light for most situations. Macro performance is the stand-out highlight, allowing you to focus as close as 1cm away from the subject, although there is a lot of lens distortion and shadowing at such a close distance. Overall, a slight improvement on previous Caplio R models.”
Rating: ★★★★½

ePhotozine reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“There are some great features on the Caplio R6, starting off with the design which is stylish and modern. The zoom is great, really one of the fastest we’ve seen on a compact, and tied in to a 28mm wide angle setting, really gets the camera off to a flying start. The face recognition focus system works well, finding faces where ever they are on the screen, but the portrait mode, with its desire to make everything seem nice and fluffy, rather hammers the detail….It’s the noise really, and the over-aggressive portrait mode that keep this camera from scoring top marks because the performance otherwise has much to offer and it’s a genuinely nice camera to hold and use.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ThinkCamera reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“Overall, Ricoh’s Caplio R6 is very impressive. Ricoh have made some very good choices in how it operates, so it can be full-auto when required, or it can give the photographer control when they want it. This level of control is backed up by an impressive feature set that by and large is well implemented – face detection aside. All this, and it’s responsive and easy on battery life as well…In all, Ricoh have squeezed a lot into a very small package. Credit must go to them for making a camera that performs so well and does so much. Slip an R6 in your pocket and you’ll be ready for all occasions.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCW reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“Pros: Solid build; good zoom range; rapid operation; face recognition; big LCD; live histogram. Cons: Small buttons; aggressive zoom mechanism; no storage card bundled. Overall: A respectable point-and-shoot digicam with wide lens, novel shooting features and clean output, although you’ll need slender fingers for comfortable operation”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoReview reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“Shots taken with the test camera were bright and detailed with modest colour saturation but the expected limited dynamic range of small-sensor digicams…The CCD-shift anti-shake system was reasonably effective in bright light, especially with the lens at full zoom. However, it was unable to compensation for dim lighting, particularly with indoor shots. Battery life was excellent. Plenty of capacity remained at the end of our tests. Ricoh claims users should expect around 330 shots per charge.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Ricoh Caplio R6 and writes;
“Despite its compact design the lens performs extremely well, producing very little distortion at the wide angle end with good corner sharpness. In almost all exposure situations the metering system performed superbly, coping with high contrast, backlighting, bright colours and low light with equal precision….The Ricoh Caplio R6 is a fantastically versatile all-round camera, an improvement in almost every way on the already impressive R5, offering a winning combination of style, build quality, performance and image quality. It is loaded with more features than almost any other camera on the market, and certainly more than any other in its price range. I would happily buy a Caplio R6 myself.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ricoh Caplio R6 Demo Video

Ricoh Caplio R6 Samples

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Ricoh Caplio R6 User Manuals (PDF)

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– Download Ricoh Caplio R6 User Manual in English (PDF – 3.91 MB)
– Download Ricoh Caplio R6 User Manual in Deutchs (PDF – 4.0 MB)

Ricoh Caplio R6 Firmware

– Download Ricoh Caplio R6 Firmware Update V.1.39
Details: Modified the following phenomena: After you change a mode, the step zoom setting may become OFF, The skew correction feature may not work properly, If you turn a camera power with set to the [LANDSCAPE] in the SCENE mode, the message, ‘Settings have been changed’ will appear.

Ricoh Caplio R6 Press Release

Tokyo, Japan – March 5, 2007 – Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Masamitsu Sakurai) has developed and launched the new Caplio R6 digital camera. The new Caplio R6 features such as a 7.1x wide zoom and high performance CCD-shift vibration correction from the Caplio R5 (open priced, launched September 15, 2006, featuring 7.24 megapixel CCD). Vibration Correction eliminates the shake from hand movement, which is the main cause of blurred images. The Caplio R6 also incorporates advancements over its predecessor with new features such as a slim body 20.6 mm at its thinnest point (26 mm for the Caplio R5) and a face recognition mode that automatically recognizes the subject’s face or faces and records the image at the optimal settings. In addition to functional advancements, the Caplio R6 adopts the Caplio R5’s design image while creating an anticipation of high performance through new design features. Those features include generous use of metal to house the lens, a distinctive strap attachment, and curves on the top. The Caplio R6 also features improved feel of robustness and texture.

*As of February 21st 2007. Among compact cameras with 28 mm (35 mm camera format) 5x or greater optical wide zoom lenses.

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