Ricoh is extending its digital line-up further with the new Caplio R2, a 5MP camera that includes a 4.8x optical zoom 28mm wide-angle lens. The R2 incorporates a retracting lens system, enabling the zoom to fit into a 25.5mm deep body. Like other cameras in the Caplio range, the R2 promises quick responses including a 0.06 second shutter response – decreasing to 0.03 seconds with focus lock – and a 0.8 second start-up, as well as 1cm macro capability. The back of the camera includes a 2.5-inch LCD screen, featuring a one-touch brightness control. The R2 can be powered from three different types of battery including lithium-ion and AA cells, promising 500 and 200 images respectively from a single charge, according to CIPA standard. The Caplio R2 should be available now for £249.99. Go to www.ricohpmmc.com or call 0208 261 4031 to find out more.