For example, if you’ve zoomed to the maximum 4. Compared with the older Caplio R4, the new model has more resolution both in its CCD sensor and its 2. In our latest buying guide we’ve selected some cameras that while they’re a bit older, still offer a lot of bang for the buck. The Ricoh Caplio R5 has a 2. Gear of the Year – Richard’s Choice: Further improvements to stress-free response.

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It’s a shame because, apart from this one flaw, the R5 is a seriously handy pocket camera.

Ricoh Caplio R5

Gear of the Year – Richard’s Choice: The most notable, and one of the few truly new features of the R5, is its digital zoom function called auto resize zoom. The maximum aperture is f3.

Most cameras of this size offer a 3x or at best a 4x optical zoom, but Ricoh have squeezed a 7x zoom wide-angle lens into a body that is only 26mm thick.

Senior Editor Barney Britton’s pick this year is the camera that he describes as “close to perfect” for the kind of photography he does. To help compensate for the effects of handshake, Ricoh have included a Vibration Correction system that should ensure sharper photos at slower shutter speeds than normal. Officials say ‘rogue drones’ have caused ‘chaos’ and shut down London’s Gatwick airport.


Furthermore, those images shot can be displayed on the LCD while shooting. The first shot without the auto resize zoom appears a little more blurry than the second shot using auto resize zoom. This has to be used for composing shots because there’s no separate viewfinder, the lack of which is now common in digital compact cameras.

Shooting interval with vibration correction off and start time are both rapid, at approx. As with many motorised zooms, you don’t get a smooth progression but rather a lurching from one zoom setting to the next, in this case stepping between 28, 35, 50, 85,and mm. Sigma releases X3F Raw conversion plugin for Photoshop. The auto resize zoom feature, which we’ll get to shortly, can close in even further. The surprising ease with which she was able to share her photos across capioo using Google Photos makes it her pick.

The first shot was taken with digital zoom of 3. High-level image processing is enabled and images with low noise are produced through the development of a new image processing engine that achieves high-speed processing and a new algorithm that makes the most of the image engine.

Is it enough acpilo a refresh to keep up with the times?

The Ricoh R5 retains the same massive 7x optical zoom lens, which is equivalent to mm on a 35mm camera. Pincushion and barrel distortion at the telephoto and wide-angle zoom extremities was also less than we were expecting, considering the generous 7x range.


Features The R5’s seven megapixels can produce a top picture resolution of x pixels. The other auto resize zoom magnifications are 1. Time from depressing the shutter button with focus locked half-press until exposure actually starts is a speedy 0. The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine. Page 2 Ease of Use.

Ricoh Caplio R5 | TechRadar

With emphasis on robustness and quality, the camera embodies reliability and functionality. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. To compose your images, you can use the LCD monitor – there is no optical or electronic viewfinder.

Powerful macro function—a Ricoh specialty. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier. Skin tones were natural, vivid cappilo were recreated with passion and the camera did a good job of maintaining both lowlight and highlight details in high contrast scenes. Dec 22, video. The flash range is 20cm – 2.

The R5 offers video recording of x VGA at 30fps, which Ricoh quite fairly claims is good enough for publishing on the web.