Camera Review: Ricoh Caplio R10
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The article originally featured in January 2009’s ‘What Digital Camera’ Magazine.
Price (Jan 09): £200
Tested by: Paul Nuttall
A new design and bigger LCD, but little else that
months on and another R series update from Ricoh. The latest model follows on, at least in
release chronology if not in name, directly from the Ricoh R8. The previous release in the series saw a
large leap with regards to design – while the R7 was encased within a thin
body, tapering in at one end and similar to many of its competitors, the R8
reverted to a wider, more retro body. The R10 continues the design trend.
As a result of
the R10’s similarity in style to the R8 it’s difficult to distinguish between
the two. Examining the specification of
each model doesn’t make differentiating one from the other any easier – the
only real standout change is the slight increase in LCD size, from 2.7in to
3in, even though the resolution remains the same 460k dots.
Apart from the
increase in LCD size, nearly every other facet of the R10’s specification is
the same as that of the R8 – a hazard, perhaps, of what happens when a series
is updated with such regularity.The
R8’s 10MP, 1/2.3in CCD sensor remains the same, as does the maximum ISO 1600,
though the minimum ISO is clipped from 64 to 80. The useful 7.1x wide-angle optical zoom also
remains, providing a 35mm equivalent focal range of 28-200mm.
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