Ricoh Caplio R2 Reviews from camera owners|
Dessy Tileva - Macedonia
September 24th 2005 - 09:00 GMT
In many ways this is a great camera. I'll first say what is good about it
and then what isn't. Good:
1. fast startup,
2. almost no shutter lag,
3. 4.8 times zoom,
4. good resolution,
5. excellent battery life (six hours on playback or 500 shots),
6. accepts AA batteries,
7. supercompact (considering 4.8x zoom and AA batteries),
8. well built,
9. big screen,
10. good looking,
11. wide angle (=28mm) The bad point is
NOISE! If not for this then it would be the perfect compact camera.
|| personal rating: 90%
Kingsley Neumann - Australia
September 18th 2005 - 17:00 GMT
I am very pleased with this camera. I bought it for my daughter who quickly
understood most of the functions. The large LCD display is great for instant
replays and works OK with a bit of practice for composing shots. The only
draw back is in strong sunlight when you have to create some shadow to view
(no optical view finder).
She loves the multi frame option and the macro. The 4.8 optical zoom is very
useful. All settings are clearly indicated with useful icons. The Li battery
lasts for ages and the AA dry cell option when charging is perfect.
The R2 was sold to us as a great camera for someone who doesn't want a huge amount of creative options, but wants quick shots and easy replay.
The bundled software doesn't work. Use Adobe.
|| personal rating: 95%
Doris - United States
November 8th 2006 - 14:30 GMT
I love the Ricoh Caplio R2 digital camera. I've had it for several months and have taken many pictures some of which I've blown up to 8x10 with great results. No complaints about this camera!
|| personal rating: 100%
Luuk Jurrien - Germany
December 21st 2005 - 23:00 GMT
After using it over the summer I can confirm that the wide zoom range is of
big value in many situations. The limitations are : noise at higher ISO
settings so I use fixed '100' but have to cope with motion blur because the
camera has no image stabilizer. I miss a 640x480 option for motion pictures
and find the firmware limitation most annoying. Finally the size of the
JPEG compressed image files on the flash card is fixed (limited) for every
image size. That leads to unnecessarily distorted images if highly noisy
objects like trees are captured because the firmware compresses the image
until it fits. Obviously this is done to achieve a 'remaining image capacity
counter' - too bad. Other than that, I most enjoy this small digital camera.
|| personal rating: 90%