Ricoh Caplio GX100 Review

Review Date: June 20th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

CCD Effective 10.01 million pixels (total 10.30 million pixels ), 1/1.75-inch primary-color CCD
Lens
Focal length:

f=5.1 - 15.3 mm (35mm camera equivalent, 24-72mm)

Aperture (F value):

F2.5(Wide) - F4.4(Tele)

Lens construction:

11 elements in 7 groups

Vibration Correction Function CCD shift method
Digital Zoom
Optical : 3X (35mm camera equivalent, 24-72mm)
Digital : 4X (Maximum 12X when combined with optical)
Shooting Distance Approx. 30 cm - infinity from lens tip (Wide and Tele)
Macro Shooting Distance Approx. 1 cm - infinity from lens tip (Wide),
approx. 4 cm - infinity from lens tip (Tele)
Approx. 1 cm - infinity from lens tip (Zoom macro mode)
Shutter Speed
Still
image
180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1-1/2000 sec.
Movie 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Pixels
Still
image
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536,1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Movie 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Picture mode* 1 F (Fine) / N (Normal) / RAW * 2
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
Flash Off, Auto, Red-eye reduction, On, Slow synchro, Soft Flash
Flash range* 3: Approx. 0.2 - 5.0 m (Wide), 0.15 - 3.0 m (Tele)
Focus Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Snap (Fixed Focus), Infinity
Exposure Adjustment

TTL-CCD Metering method (AE lock possible for all meterings.) : Multi light metering (256 segments), Center-weighted light metering, Spot metering

Exposure Compensation

Manual exposure Compensation +2.0EV - -2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (–0.3EV, 0, +0.3EV / –0.5EV, 0, +0.5EV)

White Balance Auto, Fixed (Outdoors, Cloudy, Incand., Fluores., Manual) / White Balance Bracket
Memory Type SD Memory Card ( 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB, 1, 2 GB), SDHC Memory Card (4 GB),
Multi Media Card, Internal Memory (26 MB)
Storage Capacity (No.of Pictures)*4
(Internal 26MB Memory)
Still
image
3648 x 2736 (RAW:1 F:6 N:11), 3648 x 2432 (RAW:1 F:7 N:13)
2736 x 2736 (F:8), 3264 x 2448 (N:14), 2592 x 1944 (N:22), 2048 x 1536 (N:35),
1280 x 960 (N:62), 640 x 480 (N:276)
Storage Capacity (Time)(Internal 26 MB Memory)
Movie 640 x 480 @30 frames/sec. (12 sec.), 640x480 @15 frames/sec. (24 sec.),
320 x 240 @30 frames/sec. (39 sec.), 320 x 240 @15 frames/sec*5. (1 min. 16 sec.),
Storage Data Capacity (Sizes are approximate)
Still
image
3648 x 2736 (RAW:14.4 MB/Screen F:3.61 MB/Screen N:2.07 MB/Screen)
3648 x 2432 (RAW:12.8 MB/Screen F:3.21 MB/Screen N:1.85 MB/Screen
2736 x 2736 (F:2.71 MB/Screen), 3264 x 2448 (N:1.67 MB/Screen)
2592 x 1944 (N:1.06 MB/Screen)
2048 x 1536 (N:672 KB/Screen), 1280 x 960 (N:356 KB/Screen)
640 x 480 (N:83KB/Screen)
Recording Modes Still image modes (Still Image / CONT / S-CONT / M-CONT), Program Shift/ Aperture-Priority/
Manual Exposure modes, Scene modes (Portrait / Sports / Landscape / Nightscape /
Skew correction / Text / Zoom macro / High Sensitivity) , Movie mode, My Setting1 & 2.
Recording Format
Still
image
JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21)DCF*6, RAW (DNG)* 7
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format Compliant)
Sound WAV (Exif Ver. 2.21 μ law)
LCD Monitor Display 2.5-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD (approx. 230,000 pixels)
Self Timer Operation time: approx. 10 sec. / approx. 2 sec.
Interval Timer Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 3 hours (5 sec. steps)* 8
PC Interface USB2.0 High-Speed ( mini-B cable ), Choice of Ricoh original or Mass Storage driver* 9
AV Interface Audio Out , Video Out
Video Signal Format NTSC /PAL
Dimensions 111.6 mm (W) x 58.0 mm (H) x 25.0 mm (D) (excluding projections parts)
Weight Approx. 220 g (excluding batteries, Memory Card, strap), Accessories: approx. 30 g (battery, strap)
Battery Rechargeable battery (DB-60) x 1, optional AC adaptor (AC-4c),
AAA battery (alkaline / oxyride / NiMH) x 2
Shooting Capacity * 10
Conforms to CIPA standard: using the DB-60, approx. 380 pictures (Using AAA alkaline batteries: approx. 35 pictures * 11)
Operating Temperature 0C-40C
   
* 1 Settable picture modes depend on image size.
* 2 Simultaneous recording with same size Fine/Normal modes or Normal 640 mode JPEG image
* 3 When the flash range is set for ISO AUTO or ISO 400
* 4 Estimated number of still images it is possible to record
* 5 Max. recording time of 184 min. 57sec. with 4GB SD Memory Card.
* 6 Conforms to DCF, compatible with DPOF. DCF is the abbreviation for the JEITA Design Rules for Camera Files System.
(It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)
* 7 The DNG file format is a raw image file format. It is a standard file format of Adobe Systems Inc.
* 8 With flash OFF.
* 9 Mass Storage driver is compatible with Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS9.0-9.2.2, and, Mac OSX10.1.2-10.4.8
It is not compatible with Windows 98SE or Mac OS 8.6.
* 10 Battery performance measured under conditions conforming to CIPA standards. These values are guidelines only.
The actual performance may vary according to usage conditions and the battery manufacturer.
* 11 With AAA alkaline batteries manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. (under the logo of Panasonic).
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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