Ricoh Caplio R7 Review

November 14, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 12 Comments |

Ricoh Caplio R7The Ricoh Caplio R7 is an 8 megapixel digital camera with a 7x zoom lens equivalent to 28-200mm on a 35mm camera, yet it’s only 23mm thick and weighs just 135g. A mere 6 months on from the previous R6 model, the Ricoh R7 adds more megapixels and a slightly tweaked user interface, whilst retaining the optical image stabilizer and 1cm macro mode of the R6. Does the new Ricoh R7 offer a better all-round package than the R6, and is it still our point-and-shoot camera of choice? Read our Ricoh R7 review to find out.

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#1 Barrie Keall

EXCELLENT

9:42 am - Friday, November 23, 2007

#2 Catherine

Great review, but I don't think you mentioned that the WAV recording functionality (great for narration and general comments) which has been available since the R1 has been unfortunately dropped for the R7.

12:47 pm - Monday, November 26, 2007

#3 I Davies

An in depth review, well written. My ONLY criticism is that you skipped the substantial manual controls/over-rides available (focus, metering, exposure compensation etc.). As the R7 is primarily 'point & shoot', that's reasonable; however it's also a pocketable 'tool' for the serious photographer.

8:25 pm - Wednesday, December 19, 2007

#4 Lesley Hirst

Many thanks for your very helpful review. I'm looking forward to being able to test the camera myself now as your review convinced me that it was the camera that was just right for what I need from a pocket camera.

1:00 pm - Wednesday, December 26, 2007

#5 Pat Keller

Thanks for bringing this camera to my attention. The review was thorough, and quite helpful. My only question would be that the purple fringing appeared worse in the sample photos than the text would imply. But overall an excellent discussion of what appears to be an excellent camera.

8:39 pm - Friday, February 1, 2008

#6 Pierre Wouters

Great review, on my way to order :-)
Thanks.

3:37 pm - Monday, February 25, 2008

#7 Simon Chambers

Great review and very useful. I would, however, like to know more about how to take good indoor portrait shots using the flash. I currently find the portrait mode heavily overexposes peoples faces. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

12:23 pm - Thursday, March 20, 2008

#8 smau

Very good review with good analysis of
sensibility and noise. Thanks.

2:12 pm - Sunday, March 30, 2008

#9 Bill McKain

I,like most people,want a camera to take photos of my family and friends.Yet the reviewer posts 29 Samples of fields etc and only one of a person and that is a portrait.Why?However he is not alone in this, most professional reviewers are the same. And surely he could have found something more realistic to demonstrate ISO instead of some gray slates.

4:44 pm - Friday, October 24, 2008

#10 Dave wood

Exellent review..made me go out and buy one as a replacement for my dimage x60
Thanks

12:02 pm - Monday, November 3, 2008

#11 Maureen

Very helpful review. Doesn't mention audio tags though -- are they possible with an R7? Audio tags are one thing that draws me to the competing Lumix FX500 and FX37. Even the Ricoh website doesn't specifically mention if audio tags are possible.

3:30 am - Sunday, November 16, 2008

#12 xavi

This camera only has a serious problem. The reliability es very poor. The lens mechanism, are very fragile as you can see in meny forums. Frequently dust specks put into the lens, appearing a spot in the photos or worse even, spoiling the mechanism of the lens. I had two Caplio R7 and the two had problems with the lenses. First of them, worked fine only 3 weeks. I changed it for another but in less than a year, The new R7 can't close the lenses. The shop (pixmania.com) retourned me the money again, and I will not buy another Caplio again.

2:06 pm - Friday, September 4, 2009