Ricoh Caplio R6 Review

Review Date: May 10th 2007
Author: Mark Goldstein

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

Specifications

CCD Effective 7.24 million pixels (total 7.41 million pixels), 1/2.5-inch primary-color CCD
Lens
Focal length: f4.6-33mm (equivalent to 28-200mm for 35mm cameras. When setting Step Zoom, seven fixed possible steps: 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, and 200mm)
Aperture (F value): F 3.3 (Wide-angle)-5.2 (Telephoto)
Vibration Correction Function CCD shift method
Zoom Optical 7.1x zoom (equivalent to 28-200mm for 35mm film cameras);
Digital zoom: 4.8x , Maximum: 34.1x (equivalent to 960mm) when used with optical zoom.
Auto Resize zoom: 4.8x * 1, Maximum: 34.1x* 1 (equivalent to 960mm) when used with optical zoom.
Subject Distance From lens tip: approx. 0.3m-∞ (Wide), approx. 1.0m-∞ (Telephoto)
Macro Subject Distance From lens tip: approx. 0.01m-∞ (Wide), approx. 0.25m-∞ (Telephoto), approx. 0.01m -∞ (Zoom Macro)
Shutter
Still 8,4,2,1-1/2000 sec.
Movie 1/30-1/ 2000 sec.
Pixels
Still 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Text 3072 x 2304, 2048 x 1536
Movie 640 x 480 (30 frames/sec.,15 frames/sec.),
320 x 240 (30 frames/sec.,15 frames/sec.),
160 x 120 (30 frames/sec.,15 frames/sec.)
Picture Mode* 2 Fine, Normal
ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO64 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
Flash (includes AF auxiliary light) Flash Off / Auto / Red-eye Flash / Flash On / Flash Synchro / Soft Flash
Distance:* 3 Approx. 0.2-3.0m (W), 0.25-2.0m (T) ( ISO auto )
Focus Autofocus, Manual Focus, Fixed Focus (Snap), ∞(includes AF auxiliary light)
Exposure Adjustment TTL-CCD Metering Method: 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 (Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Incandescent Lamp2, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual settings) / White Balance Bracket
Recording Media*4 SD Memory Card TM(32/64/128/256/512MB/1GB/2GB), SDHC Memory CardTM (4GB), Multi Media CardTM , Internal Memory 54MB
Storage Capacity (No.of Pictures)
(Internal 54MB Memory)
Still 3072 x 2304 (Fine: 19, Normal: 34), 3072 x 2048 (Fine: 22), 2592 x 1944 (Fine: 27, Normal: 47),2048 x 1536 (Fine: 38, Normal: 74), 1280 x 960 (Fine: 70, Normal: 133), 640 x 480 (Normal: 580)
Storage Capacity (Time) ( Internal 54MB Memory)
Movie 51 seconds (640 x 480: 15 frames/sec.), 2 minutes 40 seconds (320 x 240: 15 frames/sec.), 9 minutes 23 seconds (160 x 120: 15 frames/sec.) 26 seconds (640 x 480: 30 frames/sec.), 1 minutes 22 seconds (320 x 240: 30 frames/sec.), 5 minutes 6 seconds (160 x 120: 30 frames/sec.)
Storage Data Capacity (File Sizes)
Still 3072 x 2304 F: 2.57MB/Screen N: 1.48MB/Screen, 3072 x 2048 F: 2.28MB/Screen, 2592 x 1944 F: 1.84MB/Screen N: 1.06MB/Screen, 2048 x 1536 F: 1.32MB/Screen N: 672KB/Screen, 1280 x 960 F: 686KB/Screen N: 356KB/Screen, 640 x 480 N: 83KB/Screen (Sizes are approximate.)
Recording Mode
Still Mode (Still, Continuous, S-Continuous, M-Continuous),
Scene Mode (Portrait, Face Recognition, Sports, Landscape, Nightscape, High-sensitivity, Zoom Macro, B&W, Sepia, Skew Correction, Text, Movie) My Setting 1, 2s
Recording Format
Still JPEG (Exif ver. 2.21) DCF*5 compliant
Text JPEG (Exif ver. 2.21) DCF*5 compliant
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
Sound WAV (Exif ver. 2.21 low)
LCD Monitor 2.7" Transparent amorphous silicon TFT LCD (approx. 230,000 pixels)
Self Timer Delay: 10sec., 2 sec.
Interval Timer Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 3 hours (5 sec. steps) * 6
PC Interface USB2.0 Hi-speed(Mini B cable), (choice of Ricoh original or mass storage driver* 7 )
AV Interface Audio Out , Video Out
Video Signal Method NTSC /PAL
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
99.6(W) x 55.0 (H) x 23.3mm(20.6 at the thinnest part) (D) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 135g (without battery, SD memory card, hand strap),
Accessories approx. 26g (rechargeable battery, hand strap)
Power Source rechargeable battery (DB-70) x 1
Shooting Capacity * 8
Using DB-70: Approx.330 pictures
Operating Temperature 0C-40C
   
* 1 VGA image size.
* 2 Only F (Fine) is available for 3072 x 2048 size. Only N (Normal) is available for 640 x 480 size.
* 3 When the flash range is set for ISO auto.
* 4 Estimated number of still images it is possible to record
* 5 DCF is the abbreviation of JEITA Standard "Design rule for Camera Files system."
( It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)
* 6 With flash off.
* 7 Mass Storage driver is compatible with Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS9.0-9.2.2, and, Mac OS X 10.1.2-10.4.8.
It is not compatible with Windows 98/98SE or Mac OS 8.6.
* 8 Shooting capacity was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. This is only an estimate, and performance may vary according to usage conditions.
   
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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