Ricoh Caplio R1

Review Date: November 15th 2004

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

Specifications

Item

Description

Recording Format

<Still>       JPEG (Exif ver. 2.21) Non-compressed (TIFF) DCF*1 compliant

<Text>       TIFF (MMR system ITU-T.6)

<Motion>   AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)

<Sound>    WAV (Exif ver. 2.21)

Video Signal Method

NTSC/PAL

Recording Media

SD Memory CardTM (32/64/128/256/512MB), MultiMediaCardTM

CCD

Effective 4 million pixels (4.19 million square pixels)

Resolution

<Still>       2304 x 1728, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480

<Text>      2304 x 1728, 1280 x 960

<Motion>   320 x 240, 160 x 120

Recording Mode

Still (Continuous, S-Continuous, M-Continuous)

Scene (Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Scene, Text, High-Sensitivity), Motion, Sound

Picture Mode

Fine, Normal

Storage Capacity

(No. of Pictures)

(Internal 12MB Memory)*2

<Still>       6 (2304 x 1728 Fine), 12 (2304 x 1728 Normal),
10 (1600 x 1200 Fine), 20 (1600 x 1200 Normal),
15 (1280 x 960 Fine), 29 (1280 x 960 Normal),
127 (640 x 480 Normal)

Storage Capacity (Time)

(Internal 12MB Memory)

<Motion>   17 seconds (320 x 240), 68 seconds (160 x 120)*3

<Sound>    26 minutes 15 seconds*4

Storage Data Capacity

<Still>       Approx. 1.54MB (2304 x 1728 Fine),

                 Approx. 804KB (2304 x 1728 Normal),
Approx.964KB (1600 x 1200 Fine),

                 Approx. 495KB (1600 x 1200 Normal),
Approx. 626KB (1280 x 960 Fine),

                 Approx. 326KB (1280 x 960 Normal),
Approx. 83KB (640 x 480 Normal)

Lens

<Focal range>      f: 4.6-22.2mm (equivalent to 28-135mm for 35mm film cameras)

                          Step-zoom intervals: 5 steps (28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm)

<Brightness>       F: 3.3 (W)-4.8 (T)

<Lens structure> 9 glass elements in 7 groups

Digital Zoom

x 3.6 (Maximum x 17.3 in combination with optical zoom)

Shutter

<Still>       8,4,2,1-1/2000sec.

<Motion>   1/30-1/2000 sec.

Object Distance

Approx. 0.3m-∞ (Macro: Approx. 0.01m-∞, Telemacro: Approx. 0.13m-∞)

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800,

View Finder*5

Real-image optical zoom finder

LCD Monitor

1.8" translucent amorphous silicon TFT LCD (approx. 110,000 pixels)

Flash*6

Auto, Red-eye Reduction, On, Slow Synchro, Off

Distance: Approx. 0.2-2.7m (W), 0.13-2.1m (T) (ISO auto)

Focus

Autofocus, Manual Focus, Fixed Focus (Snap), ∞

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)

Self Timer

Delay: 10sec., 2sec.

Interval Timer

Shooting interval: 30sec.-3hours (30 sec. steps)

PC Interface

USB1.1

AV Interface

Audio Out, Video Out

Power Source

AA battery (alkaline/nickel mercury rechargeable battery) x 2,

rechargeable battery (DB-50) x 1, AC adaptor (AC-4b)

Shooting Capacity*7

Using DB-50: Approx. 500 pictures (normal)

Using AA alkaline batteries: Approx. 200 pictures (normal)

Dimensions
(W x D x H)

100.2 x 25.0 x 55.0mm (excluding projections)

Weight

Approx. 150g (excluding battery, SD Memory Card, hand strap)

Operating Temperature

0-40°Cs

*1: DCF is the abbreviation of JEITA Standard ”Design rule for Camera Files system.”
(It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)
*2: General guide for still-picture recording capacity
*3: Max. recording time of 46 min. 42 sec. with 512MB SD memory card
*4: Max. recording time of 1,073 min. 11 sec. with 512MB SD memory card
*5: When you look through the finder during wide-angle shooting, a black rim (vignetting) may be visible at the left bottom edge of the lens. It will not affect your actual image.
*6: Distance is valid when ISO auto or ISO400 are set.
*7:  Under Ricoh measurement parameters. Actual performance may vary depending on the condition of use.
Normal mode: Approx. 30 second intervals using flash and zoom for 1 out of 2 photos, AA alkaline batteries allow usage of approx. 100 minutes.

SD Memory Card Storage (Number of Images and Time)

Mode

Recording pixels

Picture mode

Built-in memory

32MB

64MB

128MB

256MB

512MB

Still

2304 x 1728

Fine

6 images

16 images

33 images

68 images

136 images

275 images

Normal

12 images

31 images

64 images

130 images

260 images

523 images

1600 x 1200

Fine

10 images

26 images

53 images

108 images

216 images

436 images

Normal

20 images

51 images

104 images

211 images

421 images

849 images

1280 x 960

Fine

15 images

38 images

79 images

159 images

318 images

641 images

Normal

29 images

72 images

149 images

301 images

600 images

1209 images

640 x 480

Normal

127 images

315 images

645 images

1305 images

2600 images

5239 images

Text

2304 x 1728

—

20 images

51 images

104 images

211 images

421 images

849 images

1280 x 960

—

128 images

315 images

645 images

1305 images

2600 images

5239 images

Motion

320 x 240

—

0'17"

0'44"

1'30"

3'02"

6'03"

12'13"

160 x 120

—

1'08"

2'48"

5'45"

11'37"

23'10"

46'42"

Sound

—

—

26'15"

64'38"

132'13"

267'17"

532'38"

1073'11"

*   Number of recordable pictures and recordable time may vary depending on the manufacturer and shooting conditions.

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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