Ricoh R10

Last update (11 February’09):
Review & Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews

Ricoh R10 is a 10 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 7.1x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28-200 mm), step zoom and auto resize zoom, Smooth Imaging Engine III for high image quality, CCD shift method image stabilizer, Face Detection, ISO 80-1600, and 3.0-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 102.0 mm (W) x 58.3 mm (H) x 26.1 mm (D) and it weighs Approx. 168g. [ Download Brochure ]

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

Ricoh R10 Reviews

TrustedReviews reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“R10 is a stylish, well-designed and well-made camera with an unusual specification and some innovative and useful features. It has a clever and easy-to-use interface, great handling and impressively fast performance, however it is let down badly by inferior image quality, especially at higher ISO settings,”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TechRadar reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“It hasn’t lost any of the quirky eccentricity that makes Ricoh’s compacts so likeable, but when its refined functionality is weighed against our expectations, we can’t help feel a little let down by the Ricoh R10.”
Rating: ★★★★½

GoodGearGuide reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“It also looks good, but its body does tend to get dirty. Its overall picture quality is good, but in some instances purple fringing will be noticeable in your shots.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ricohgrdiary reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“Overall, I can only recommend the R10 if you are looking for a well built and very versatile point and shoot camera that you can always carry with you.”
Rating: N/A

CNET.UK reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“We like the Ricoh R10 a great deal, just as we liked its predecessors. Sadly, it hasn’t made enough headway with the same issues — namely noise. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

ePhotozine reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“As a consumer, I’d be happy to own this camera from a looks point of view, but as a photographer, I can’t accept that level of image quality. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

DigicamReview reviews the Ricoh R10 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: ★★★★☆

VNunet reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“the R10 is easy to use and is capable of impressive pictures. The long zoom lens is a definite plus point, particularly as it doesn’t greatly increase the size of the camera. True, this isn’t exactly a pocket model (unless you have big pockets) but it offers a good balance between portability and features.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Ricoh R10 and writes;
“with noise and blurring of detail evident at the relatively slow speed of ISO 200. I’d hesitate to use ISO 400, never mind 800, making the Ricoh R10 a camera for sunny, outdoor days only.. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ricoh R10 Samples

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Ricoh R10 User Manual (PDF)

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Ricoh R10 Press Release

7.1x Optical wide-angle zoom digital camera with 3.0-inch HVGA monitor and internal electronic level
Tokyo, Japan, August 19, 2008 Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and release of the RICOH R10. In addition to its 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens (28-200 mm in 35 mm film equivalent focal length), this new digital camera features a 460,000-dot HVGA monitor, an electronic level, and other new capabilities to further enhance its utility as a tool for easy photography with advance photographic functions.

The new RICOH R10 is the successor model to the very popular RICOH R8 ( launched March 7, 2008), which featured a 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens, a high-resolution 10 megapixel CCD, Smooth Imaging Engine III, and a body combining operability and portability.
Inheriting many distinctive characteristics from its predecessor, the RICOH R10 also has a wide range of advanced capabilities, such as (1) a 3.0-inch 460,000-dot HVGA monitor, (2) the electronic level that is a very popular feature on the GR DIGITALII (launched November 2007) and the GX200 (launched July 2008), and (3) a flag function enabling quick call-up of selected images.
Inheriting the RICOH R8 design concept “A tool you will want to use every day,” the RICOH R10 has a top cover with the same beauty and solid, metal feel. And an easier-to-hold grip has been added to further increase ease of use as a photographic tool.
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Main Features of the New RICOH R10

1. High-resolution 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot HVGA monitor.
• The large, high-resolution 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot HVGA monitor has a wide viewing angle and high contrast for easy viewing even when shooting outdoors.
2. Electronic level utilizing an acceleration sensor.
• The new electronic level is convenient for keeping the camera level when shooting landscapes, buildings, and other scenes where tilting of the subject is a concern. The level indicator shown on the LCD display makes it possible to confirm that the image is level while shooting.
• It is also possible to check whether the image is level using the level sound setting. When this setting is on, a level sound is continually emitted at a set interval if the camera is level.
• The acceleration sensor also makes it easier to view images on the LCD display by automatically rotating the images to horizontal or vertical during playback.
3. A 28 to 200 mm 7.1x optical zoom on a body featuring both operability and portability.
• Ricoh’s original double retracting lens system has made it possible to mount a 7.1x optical wide-angle zoom lens on a body measuring only 22.6 mm at its thinnest point. This lens can handle a wide range of conditions from wide-angle shooting of both expansive landscapes and tight indoor scenes (with limited space between camera and subject) to high-impact telephoto shooting.
• With the step zoom function, it is possible to change the optical zoom magnification in seven fixed steps (28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, and 200 mm equivalent). The step zoom can be easily switched on and off by assigning it to the new Fn (function) button.
4. High image quality with a high-resolution CCD and the highly evaluated image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine III.
• For high-quality images with both high resolution and low noise, the RICOH R10 combines an effective 10 megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD with Smooth Imaging Engine III, an image processing engine capable of handling a wide range of shooting conditions.
5. New image flag function facilitates quick display of desired images from among the many photographs taken.
• With the image flag function, it is possible to flag up to three image files for quick display from among the images in the camera. When traveling, this function is convenient for calling up images shot for future reference (for example, photographs of maps and time tables).
6. The RICOH R10 takes the concept of “A tool you will want to use every day” to a new level of functionality.
(1)Fn (function) button
• The Fn (function) button makes it possible to switch selected settings with just one push. Custom defining a frequently used setting, such as target shift or AE lock for auto shooting mode, will make it possible to quickly switch functions by just pushing the Fn button during shooting.
(2)Enhanced grip and design sense
• The change to a grip popular for its ease of use has made the camera easier to hold while enhancing its design sense. The RICOH R10 achieves utility plus styling that intensifies a simple, functional beauty and eliminates design frills.
7. Easy shooting mode to enjoy shooting with simple operations
• With easy shooting mode only frequently used functions are engaged, and it is possible to shoot using operations easy for almost anyone. By pushing the Fn button when in easy shooting mode, it is possible to specify backlight compensation, which is convenient to use for backlit scenes.
8. Extensive shooting functions enhance enjoyment of image creation.
• Even when shooting in high-contrast situations, the camera can use an auto level compensation function to automatically adjust tones to achieve an appropriate level of brightness in the recorded image while reducing areas that are overly bright or dark.
• A flash light intensity adjustment function makes it possible to adjust light intensity from -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.
• When you want to take multiple pictures using the self timer, the custom self-timer function can be used to specify the number of pictures to be taken (1 to 10) and the shooting interval (5 to 10 sec.).
• Aspect ratio (vertical/horizontal ratio) 1:1 square format photography is possible.
9. Superior macro photography functions.
• The highly rated Ricoh macro photography functions are included. Get as close to the subject as 1 cm at maximum wide angle* and 25 cm at maximum telephoto. *32 mm equivalent
• For macro shooting, the minimum macro distance display function can be used to show the minimum shooting distance on the LCD display.
10. Image stabilizer function and face recognition mode.
• The RICOH R10 contains Ricoh’s original CCD-shift image stabilizer function, which compensates for camera shake when it is detected. This reduces the blurring that tends to occur in situations such as telephoto and macro photography.
• Face recognition mode automatically identifies faces in a scene and optimizes focus, exposure, and white balance for the faces.

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