Ricoh Caplio RR530 Announced

September 15, 2005 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras | Comment | |

Ricoh Caplio RR530The Ricoh Caplio RR530 digital camera is introduced. The Ricoh RR530 is a point and shoot 5 megapixel model with a 3x optical zoom lens and 1.8 inch LCD screen. The RR530 will be available from October at SRP £129.99 inc Vat.

Ricoh UK Press Release

Northampton 15th September 2005 - Ricoh is delighted to announce the release of the Caplio RR530 - a compact 5.0 megapixel, digital camera that makes the joy of digital photography accessible even to novice users.

The Caplio RR530 is the latest addition to the popular, award-winning Ricoh Caplio series, whose high performance, excellent value and style has won favour with digital photographers around the world. The RR530 consistently produces stunning, crystal-clear images that mark it out from the other cameras in its class. Boasting a 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom for a combined 12x zoom, the RR530 is equipped to capture a wide range of scenes.

Weighing in at just 130g*, the Caplio RR530’s stylish, compact body fits easily into your palm and your pocket. The RR530 makes taking quality photos easier than ever before – it really is as simple as “point and shoot”. With this little smoothie, even absolute beginners will find digital photography a breeze. For those who wish to get a little more creative, the RR530’s Mode dial enables the user to choose a movie mode or four scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sports or Night. What’s more, the brightness of the 1.8-inch LCD monitor is easily adjusted, meaning your images can be viewed clearly in any light. Transferring photos to your PC is fast and simple with the RR530’s USB connector. The handy 12 MB internal memory means the RR530 is ready to shoot straight out of the box, but it also supports an optional SD Memory card, a popular and widely used storage medium.

If you are looking for a stylish, compact digital camera, look no further than the Caplio RR530!
It will introduce you the world of digital photography.

* Without batteries, Hand strap and SD Memory card

Major Features of the Caplio RR530
1. 5.0 megapixel CCD deliver high image quality.
  5.0 megapixel CCD deliver high image quality. Prints, even as large as A4 size, turn out and bright, sharp and full of rich detail from Caplio RR530 photos.

2. Optical 3x zoom, plus digital 4x zoom.
  Optical 3x zoom offers you long reach for most scenes. When you need to go further, use the digital 4x zoom for a total of 12x zoom.

3. Movie and four scene modes.
  Your Caplio RR530 records movie, plus has four scene modes that provide the best effect according to the type of subject.

4. Get in as close as 6cm with macro.
  Enter the world of macro photography with detailed close-ups of flowers and other tiny objects.

5. Internal 12MB memory and SD Memory Card compatible.
  The Caplio RR530 features 12MB of internal memory. To expand the capacity, just insert an SD Memory Card(sold separately).

6. Accepts regular AA batteries.
  With easy-to-find AA batteries, you can keep shooting. Perfect for whenever you’re on the move.

7. Everything you need by a computer.
  Connect your camera to a computer with the USB cable then enhance photos and even create panorama images with our software.

8. Webcam function *
  * only can use in MS Windows OS

Ricoh Caplio RR530Specifications

Effective 5.0 million square pixels (5.2 million pixels), 1/2.5-inch primary color CCD


< Focal length>

f5.4 -16.2 (equivalent to 32-96mm for 35mm cameras)

< Brightness >

(F value) F 2.8 (W)-4.8 (T)

Optical 3x zoom (up to 12x zoom when combined with digital zoom)

Object Distance approx. 0.5m-∞, Macro: approx. 0.06m-∞ (Wide), approx. 0.35m-∞ (Telephoto) 

1-1/2000 sec.

Recording Format

Compressed: JPEG (Exif ver. 2.2) DCF compliant, DPOF support

AVI (Motion JPEG Format compliant)

Recording Media
SD Memory Card (3.3V 32 - 512MB),
Internal Memory (12MB)

Resolution (pixels)

2560 x 1920,2048 x 1536,1280 x 960,640 x 480

320 x 240

Recording Mode
Still(Program,Auto), Scene Mode (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene), Movie

Picture Mode

Storage Capacity
(No.of Pictures)
(Internal 12MB Memory)

2560x 1920(F:4,N:8,E:17), 2048x1536(F:6,N:13,E:27)

Storage Capacity(Time)
(Internal 12MB Memory)

56 seconds (320x240)

ISO Sensitivity

Auto/ Red-Eye Reduction/ Mandatory Flash/ Flash Off
Flash Range: approx. 0.6m-2.4m (Wide), approx. 0.6m-2.1m (Telephoto)

Auto Focus, Macro, Infinity

Exposure Compensation
Manual Compensation (+2.0 to -2.0EV in 0.3EV steps)

White Balance
Auto/ Fixed (Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Tungsten, Fluorescent)

LCD Monitor
1.8 inch TFT LCD (approx. 130,000 pixels)

Real-image optical zoom finder

Self Timer
Operating Time: approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec./10+2 sec.

PC Interface
USB1.1 (supported by Windows98/98SE/2000/Me/XP, or Mac OS 9.0 or higher with built-in USB port)

AV Interface
AV Out

Video Signal Method
NTSC/PAL switchable

AA alkaline or Rechargeable battery x2

Shooting Capacity*
Based on CIPA Standard: using AA alkaline, approx. 80 pictures

Dimensions (W x D x H)
91.0mm(W) x 27.0mm(D) x 61.0mm(H)

Approx. 130g (without batteries, Hand strap,SD Memory card)

Operating Temperature

* Battery performance was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions and the brand of the battery. 
* Windows is a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A. and other countries.
* Mac OS is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries.