Ricoh Caplio GX8

Review Date: October 13th 2005

Page 1
Introduction / Price
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Features
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Specifications
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Design
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

Specifications

CCD Effective 8.24 million pixels (8.50 million pixels), 1/1.8-inch primary-color CCD
Lens
Focal length f: 5.8-17.4mm (equivalent to 28-85mm for 35mm film cameras)
  Step-zoom intervals: 4 steps (28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
Aperture F: 2.5 (W)-4.3 (T)
Lens structure 9 glass elements in 7 groups
Optical Zoom 3.0x (up to 12.0x in combination with 4.0x digital zoom)
Object Distance Approx. 0.3m-∞ (Macro: Approx. 0.01m -∞,
Telemacro: Approx. 0.10m -∞)
Shutter
Still 30,15,8,4,2,1-1/2000 sec.
(electronic/mechanical shutter), During long-term exposure, has noise Elimination function.
Motion 1/30-1/2000 sec.(electronic shutter)
Pixels
Still 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Text 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536
Motion   320 x 240, 160 x 120
Picture Mode*1 Fine, Normal, Non-compression
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800, ISO1600
Flash*2 Auto, Red-eye Reduction, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Distance: Approx. 0.2-5.0m (W), 0.15-2.9m (T)
Focus Autofocus,Manual Focus, Fixed Focus (Snap), ∞ (includes AF auxiliary light)*3
Exposure Adjustment TTL-CCD photometric system: Multi (256 segments), Center Weight, Spot
Exposure Compensation Manual compensation (+2.0--2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps), Auto-bracket (-0.5 EV, ±0,+0.5 EV)
White Balance Auto/Fixed (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light, One Push, White blance-bracket)
Recording Media SD Memory CardTM (32/64/128/256/512MB/1GB), Multi Media Card,TM Built-in Memory 26MB
Storage Capacity
(No.of Pictures)*4
(Internal 26MB Memory)
Still 1 (3264 x 2448 Non-compression),
8 (3264 x 2448 Fine), 14 (3264 x 2448 Normal)
23 (2592 x 1944 Normal), 36 (2048 x 1536 Normal),
64 (1280 x 960 Normal),
280 (640 x 480 Normal)
Storage Capacity
(Time)
(Internal 26MB Memory)
Motion 39 seconds (320 x 240), 2 minutes 27 seconds (160 x 120)*5
Sound 57 minutes 26 seconds*6
Storage Data Capacity
(File Sizes)
Still Approx. 15.2MB (3264 x 2448 Non-compression), Approx. 2.83MB (3264 x 2448
Fine), Approx. 1.63MB (3264 x 2448 Normal),
Approx. 1.04MB (2592 x 1944 Normal), Approx. 672KB (2048 x 1536 Normal),
Approx. 356KB (1280 x 960 Normal), Approx. 83KB (640 x 480 Normal)
Recording Mode
Still (Continuous,S-Continuous,M-Continuous), Aperture-Priority/Manual exposure,
Scene (Portrait,Sports,Landscape,Night Scene,Text,High-Sensitivity),Motion,Sound
Recording Format
Still JPEG (Exif ver. 2.21) DCF *7 compliant, TIFF (non-compression YUV)
Text TIFF (MMR system ITU-T.6)
Motion AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
Sound WAV (Exif ver. 2.21 µ law)
View Finder*8 Real-image optical zoom finder
LCD Monitor 1.8 inch low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD (approx. 130,000 pixels)
Self Timer Delay: 10sec., 2sec.
Interval Timer Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 3 hours (5 sec. steps)*9
PC Interface USB2.0 (Hi-Speed USB), (choice of Ricoh original or mass storage driver*10 )
AV Interface Audio Out, Video Out
Video Signal Method NTSC/PAL
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
113.6 x 29.0 x 58.0mm (excluding projections)
Weight Body: approx. 205g
With AA batteries (included), SD Memory Card, and hand strap (included): approx. 261g
Power Source rechargeable battery (DB-43) x 1, AA battery (alkaline/NiMH rechargeable battery) x 2,
AC adaptor (AC-4a)
Shooting Capacity*11
Based on CIPA standard Using DB-43: Approx.400 pictures (normal)
Using AA alkaline batteries: Approx. 80 pictures (normal)*12
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C

*1: In Fine/Non-compression mode, resolution is 3264 x 2448.
*2: Distance is valid when ISO auto or ISO400 are set.
*3: In dark places, the flash may pre-flash before the camera shoots.
*4: Average number of still images.
*5: Max. recording time of 88 min. 31 sec. with 1GB SD Memory Card.
*6: Max. recording time of 2,063 min. 25 sec. with 1GB SD Memory Card.
*7: DCF is the abbreviation of JEITA Standard "Design rule for Camera Files system". (It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)
*8: When shooting at wide-angles, the vignette can be seen at the bottom left-hand corner of the view finder this has no affect on captured images.
*9: With flash OFF.
*10: Mass storage driver is compatible with Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 9/OS X 10.2-10.3.8. It is not compatible with Windows 98/98SE or Mac OS 8.6. Images can only be downloaded from the camera.
*11: Battery performance measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.
*12: With AA alkaline batteries (Included).

Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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