Ricoh GX200

Last update (26 February’09):
– Review & Sample Photos @ RicohGRDiary

The Ricoh Caplio GX200 is the successor to the Ricoh Caplio GX100 point-and-shoot digital camera. The camera features 12.1 million effective pixels, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-72mm), Image stabilization, 2.5″ LCD display, and a removable electronic viewfinder. The camera is measuring in at 111 x 58 x 25 mm (4.4 x 2.3 x1.0 in) and weighing approx 208g (7.8oz). (Download Ricoh GX200 Brochure)

Ricoh Caplio GX200
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Ricoh Caplio GX200 Reviews

RicohGRDiary reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“There is no perfect camera available and although the GX200 comes very close in many respects it falls short in other areas. If you already have a GX100 there is no real need to update unless you need the faster RAW mode or the electronic leveler but are prepared to sacrifice image quality at high ISO and in JPG mode.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“if you’re a serious photographer looking for a small, portable alternative to your SLR set-up, Ricoh’s GX200 is a very good value for money compact considering the amount of features packed inside. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“Buy this camera if you’re looking for a well-built pocketable camera with above-average wide-angle coverage, a good range of user-adjustable controls and adequate image stabilisation… ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PopPhoto reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“Keep the GX200 to ISO 400 or below and you’ll get great pictures. The image stabilization helps here, providing up to two more stops handholdability in our tests using DxO Analyzer 3.0.1 — a very good performance for so short a lens. ”
Rating: N/A

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“The Ricoh GX200 is a professional / enthusiast level camera that provides a great combination of quality and performance. The super-wide 3x optical zoom lens, 12-megapixel imager and slew of creative features make this perfect as a small easy to carry alternative to a dSLR in some circumstances. ”
Rating: N/A

DigicamReview reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
” Image quality is generally good – with good colour, saturation and contrast. Noise is higher than average compared to the competition, but detail is generally good (until ISO400 and above where results could be classed as unusable). There was some red eye in group photos, but generally red-eye was low. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET.UK reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“The GX200 would make a good second camera for keen photographers who don’t always want to carry around their regular kit, but its appeal otherwise might be limited. After all, everyday snappers just looking for an easy-to-use camera which takes great pics can find something just as handy for half the price.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhotozine reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
Plus points: Excellent build, Good macro, AF/AE adjustment, Good portrait mode. Minus points: Bad noise, Separate viewfinder, Still no shutter priority ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ThinkCamera reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“24mm wide angle shots add a real edge, the macro mode is better than any other compact out there, Raw shooting in Adobe DNG and the level detector make for some excellent features all tied into a portable and discreet body. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“The Ricoh GX200’s image quality is good. It handled chromatic aberrations very well indeed with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. Macro performance is also a stand-out highlight.. ”
Rating: ★★★★½

TrustedReviews reviews the Ricoh Caplio GX200 and writes;
“The GX200 is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the images…At lower ISO settings in good light it can certainly produce the goods…. From ISO 400 and over image noise spoils the pictures. ISO 400 is gritty but usable, but 800 and 1600 are frankly abysmal ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ricoh Caplio GX200 Samples

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Ricoh Caplio GX200 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
Ricoh Caplio GX200 Sample Photos @ DigicamReview
Ricoh Caplio GX200 Sample Photos @ ePhotozine
Ricoh Caplio GX200 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
Ricoh Caplio GX200 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
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Ricoh Caplio GX200 User Manuals (PDF)

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Ricoh Caplio GX200 Press Release

Tokyo, Japan June, 24, 2008 Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) has announced today the development and release of the GX200. The GX200 is able to reproduce high quality images from edge-to-edge with low noise and natural gradation. This camera succeeds the award winning Caplio GX100 compact digital camera introduced in April 2007.

The GX200 inherits the popular features of the GX100 such as a 24 to 72 mm (35 mm ?lm equivalent focal length) high-performance wide-angle optical zoom lens on a 25 mm thin pocketable compact body, a wide variety of manual shooting functions, and a removable tilting electronic view?nder. The new GX200 achieves increased resolution via its 12 megapixel CCD and dramatic noise reduction with the addition of the new image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine III.

Already a popular part of the Caplio GX100, the high-resolution wide-angle lens unit has been further con?gured to enable picture taking at an even higher resolution.

With a large wide-viewing angle 2.7-inch 460,000 dots HVGA LCD and an electronic level function, for horizontal and vertical shooting, the GX200 contains extensive shooting functions to enable camera lovers to enjoy and create stunning photographs.

This model comes in two package types with different accessories. The GX200 package contains: rechargeable lithium ion battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, CD-ROM, strap, and lens cap. The GX200 VF KIT package contains all the above accessories plus the electronic view?nder.

*The lens focal lengths used in this document are the equivalent focal length for a 35 mm camera.

One Response to “Ricoh GX200”

  1. Ross Andrews says:

    The GX200 is, to me, the almost perfect answer for lightweight photography as a bushwalker in Australia.
    The quality of the RAW, 12 meg images exceeds what many friends with older models of the top name DSLRs can manage.
    The external viewer is an absolute essential in our cloudless sunny environment, which makes lcd screens useless.
    Linked up to a light tripod and being able to screw on infrared and other filters gives this little beauty professional-level capabilities – which includes HDR via the full-manual settings, by using fixed aperture with a range of shutter speeds. cheers, ross

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