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The Ricoh Caplio R7 features 28mm to 200mm wide-angle & zoom Lens in a Ultra Slim 20.6mm wide body, High-resolution 8.15 megapixel CCD, CCD-shift image stabilization, ISO range from 64 to 1600, and a 2.7 inch transparent amorphous silicon TFT LCD. The camera measures 99.6 x 55 x 23.3 mm (3.9 x 2.2 x 0.9 in) and weighs 135 g (4.8 oz). (Download Brochure)
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Ricoh Caplio R7 Reviews
Cameras.uk reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“The Caplio R7 has an excellent specification and low shutter lag times. It worked well in most outdoor situations and I really like the colours. With a longer than standard wide angle, zoom lens this camera has a lot going for it. ”
ePhotozine reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“Noise doesn’t start rearing its head until ISO200. Even then it can only be seen at full size image and is very mild. It gets steadily worse through the different steps, but pleasantly, only gets rainbow artefacts at ISO1600. ”
PhotographyBlog reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“In summary the Ricoh Caplio R7 is an intuitive, unassuming, very responsive point and shoot compact camera with the obvious attraction of the 7x zoom lens…The Ricoh Caplio R7′s image quality is above average. The Ricoh Caplio R7′s main drawback in terms of image quality is noise, with ISO 400 showing some noise and blurring of detail. ”
TrustedReviews reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“The overall level of detail is very good, although no better than I would expect from an 8MP camera, but once again it is the lens that is the stand-out feature, providing excellent corner-to-corner sharpness and detail across the focal length range, with virtually no barrel distortion at all at wide angle, and only the tiniest hint of chromatic aberration in the corners of the frame. Noise control at higher ISO settings is also excellent, with usable images right up to 800 ISO.”
ThinkCamera reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“The R7 lens is equally responsive and goes from in your face to the distant horizon in no time at all. However, as is often the case with supped-up compacts, the image quality tends to drop off a little when it’s fully extended, with some barrel distortion and less detail towards the edges of the image.”
CNET.uk reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“Battery life is good, with the large screen not seeming to drain to much power as we were able to take more than 200 pictures in our tests without the camera dying… Shot-to-shot performance is respectable, even in low light. With the flash disabled and the focus locked we managed a gap of 1.5 seconds between pictures.”
ComputerActive reviews the Ricoh Caplio R7 and writes;
“In low light, the camera produced grainy, blurred pictures despite using the image stabiliser feature, which should have compensated for camera shake on longer exposures. Enabling the flash corrected the fuzziness, but bleached the whole image out, making a softly-lit lounge look more like the scene of an X-Files alien abduction.”
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Ricoh Caplio R7 Press Release
Tokyo, Japan August 28, 2007 Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) has developed and introduced the new Caplio R7 digital camera. With a new image processing engine and a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28-200 mm in 35 mm camera format) mounted on a slim body only 20.6 mm at its thinnest point, the Caplio R7 takes digital photography to an even higher level of image quality.
The new Caplio R7 is the successor to the award winning Caplio R6 (launched March 23, 2007), which earned high recognition for its slim body, wide-angle zoom lens, vibration correction, and face recognition mode.
With a new image processing engine and a 7.1x optical wide zoom lens (28“200 mm in 35 mm camera format) mounted on a slim body only 20.6 mm at its thinnest point, the Caplio R7 takes digital photography to an even higher level of image quality.
Retaining the best features of earlier models, the Caplio R7 further enhances the line’s established reputation for high image quality with the introduction of:
1. Smooth Imaging Engine III, a new image processing engine capable of even more sophisticated image processing, and
2. An effective 8.15 megapixel CCD for outstanding results.
In addition, the Caplio R7 achieves a variety of other evolutionary advances in fun and easy photography with enhanced usability for its unique ADJ. (Adjust) button function, which makes it easy to set exposure compensation and white balance. The introduction of brightness and colour-tone functions allows still image brightness and colour-tone to be adjusted in the camera after the picture is taken.
Available colours: Silver, Black and Orange
Available: September 2007 at Â£229.99 inc vat.
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