Ricoh impresses with the sexy slimline design of the 7MP R6 model.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

87%

Ricoh Caplio R6

Overall score:87%
Features:90%
Value:90%
Performance:80%
Image Quality:85%
Design:90%

Pros:

  • Lens length and performance, Size, Design

Cons:

  • Noise at mid to high ISO, Slow focus

Product:

Ricoh Caplio R6 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£175.00

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Ricoh impresses with the design of the R6. This sexy slimline model not only incorporates a 2.7in LCD screen and 7MP sensor within its compact body, but also fits in a 7x optical zoom lens, which quickly extracts on start-up to provide 28mm to 200mm of pure zoom power. On top of that, the CCD-shift system offers essential camera shake correction, while a host of modes provide Ricoh’s usual standard of care. Face recognition, something that fast gained popularity in 2007, also features in the spec.

The camera is tough and feels comfy, with a clean, easy-to-use layout, a bright LCD screen and a clear menu system. It’s not the fastest focusing camera, but once the image is locked, the camera’s shutter is quick and ready for the next shot. The lens performs well, but image noise rapidly enters the equation over ISO 100 and is intrusive after ISO 400. Colour and exposure are pleasing though.

Verdict

A solid performance and an impressive lens make the R6 a compact to consider.

Full Specification

Dimensions:
99.6 x 55x 23.3mm
Power:
Li-ion

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Memory Card:
SD + SDHC compatible

Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync
White Balance:
5 modes

ISO Range:
64-1600
Metering System:
Multi, Center, Spot

Exposure Modes:
11 Scene mod
Shutter Speeds:
1/2000sec

File Formats:
JPEG
LCD:
2.5in

Lens:
28-200mm
Sensor:
7.2MP

Weight:
135g
Other:
-

Sample Photos: