Ricoh Caplio R1
Review Date: November 15th 2004
Ricoh have launched a number of stylish and innovative digital cameras during 2004, with the Caplio R1 being the latest model. The Ricoh R1 retains the wide-angle 28mm lens of the slightly older Caplio RX, but now extends the zoom range to a very useful 135mm, whilst still maintaining a slim camera body of 25mm. As usual with Ricoh cameras, the Caplio R1 has the world's fastest shutter response and start-up times (at least according to Ricoh when it was first announced in August 2004), being ready to shoot in less than 0.8 seconds, and taking less than 0.1 seconds to fire the shutter release. The Ricoh R1 also has a has a pretty amazing Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is just 1cm away from the camera. So does all of this add up to make the Ricoh Caplio R1 a great digital camera? Carry on reading to find out!
The recommended retail price of the Ricoh Caplio R1 in the UK is £199 and in Europe it is 299,00 €.
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