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Ricoh Caplio R1 digital camera
Caplio R1
at a glance
2304 x 1728
4.8x optical zoom
1.8" lcd viewer
SD, multimedia
2 AA batteries
Ricoh Caplio R1 review summary
camera date Aug 04  out of production
pixels / class 4.2M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  3 reviews
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Ricoh Caplio R1 specifications
lens / zoom  28 mm - 135 mm (4.8x) (dig: 3.6x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 60 cm / 1 cm
metering mode  center-weighted / spot / multi
aperture  F3.3 - F4.8
white balance  auto | manual - 4 presets
shutter  auto / 8s - 1/1000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal 5 modes / 0.13m - 2.7m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800
image size  2304x1728 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480
image format  tiff / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  fine / normal
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s / 2s
video options  avi 320x240 / 160x120
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC / PAL)
storage  12MB internal, SD, multimedia
platform  Windows 98/2000/ME/XP, Mac OS 8.6+
Ricoh Caplio R1 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
15Nov04 Ricoh Caplio R1 review by PhotographyBLOG
Introductions, previews and other reviews
26Sep04 Ricoh Caplio R1 review by LetsGoDigital
26Sep04 Ricoh Caplio R1 review by LetsGoDigital (nl)
News, guides, hints & tips
09Dec04 Ricoh releases firmware 1.07
22Aug04 Ricoh press summary
Forum discussions  Ricoh Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Ricoh Caplio R1 announcement clippings

The Caplio R1's 28mm wide-angle lens is a truly versatile feature that adds to the fun and excitement of photography. It is ideal for capturing the beauty of expansive landscapes and fitting in a large number of people in a group photo without having to take the picture from a far distance. In limited spaces where the subject is apt to fill up most of the image sans background, the Caplio R1's wide-angle lens provides the scope to include more background. With an incredible 75-degree angle of view, it can preserve a surprising amount of scenery (and people!) on a single image – far more than with the mere 62 degrees offered by conventional 35mm digital cameras. The applications and advantages of the 28mm wide-angle lens are boundless.

Underlying the Caplio R1's stunning picture-taking abilities is its unique lens design incorporating the Retracting Lens System, RICOH's innovative technology that allows a part of the lens group to slide out from the cone and become thin enough to store in the compact body. The development of this amazing mechanism was the key in achieving a powerful 4.8x wide-angle optical zoom lens (equivalent to a 28-135mm telephoto lens on a regular 35mm camera) in a body as thin as 25mm. Coupled with a 3.6x digital zoom lens for an outstanding 17.3x zoom, distant objects are brought ever closer to the camera, while a superior lens structure featuring nine lenses placed in seven groups effectively controls and balances wide-angle zooming operations to obtain clearer images than ever before. A superb 4.0 megapixel CCD and the "smooth imaging engine,” Ricoh's unique image processor, ensure sharp, rich colors and clean high-quality images even in large printed formats.

Because picture-perfect moments are too precious to miss, Ricoh has relentlessly pursued the fastest possible shutter response time. Incredibly, the Caplio R1 can start up and be ready to shoot in less than 0.8 seconds. Moreover, the release time is almost instantaneous – as short as 0.05 to 0.1 seconds calculated from the time the user presses the shutter button, and a miraculous 0.003 seconds or less from the time when focus lock is achieved – so the Caplio R1 is highly unlikely to miss those exquisite picture-perfect moments. A hybrid auto focusing system also ensures quality images of fast-moving objects. Furthermore, with a shooting interval of 0.9 seconds or less, continuous shooting is smooth and stress-free.

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