Ricoh R8 Review

Review Date: March 13th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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

Specifications

No. of Effective Pixels Approximately 10 million pixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD (total pixels: approx. 10.30 million pixels)
Lens Focal length 4.95 - 35.4 mm
(Focal length at the equivalent of 28-200 mm for 35 mm cameras. With Step Zoom set, option of seven fixed lengths: 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 105 mm, 135 mm, and 200 mm.)
F-aperture F3.3 (Wide) - F5.2 (Telephoto)
Shooting
Distance
Normal shooting: Approx. 30 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 1.0 m - infinity (Telephoto) (From lens tip)
Macro shooting: Approx. 1 cm - infinity (Wide), approx. 25 cm - infinity (Telephoto) (From lens tip)
Zoom Magnification Optical: 7.1x zoom (equivalent to 28-200 mm focal length for 35 mm cameras), Digital: 4.8x, Maximum: 34.1x (equivalent to 960 mm) when used with optical zoom
Auto Resize: 5.7x*1, Maximum: 40.5x*1 (equivalent to 1130 mm) when used with optical zoom
Focus Modes Multi AF (CCD method), Spot AF (CCD method), Manual Focus, Fixed Focus (Snap), Infinity (focus lock, AF auxiliary light)
Vibration Correction Function CCD shift Image Stabilizer
Shutter Speed*2 Still image 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000 sec.
Movie 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Exposure Control Exposure
Metering Mode
Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center Weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD metering method)
Exposure
Mode
Program AE
Exposure
Compensation
Manual Exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps), Auto Bracket Function (-0.5EV, 0, +0.5EV)
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO64 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
White Balance Mode AUTO / Outdoors / Cloudy / Incandescent / Incandescent 2 / Fluorescent / Manual, White Balance Bracket Function
Flash Flash Modes Auto flash (fires automatically in low-light conditions and when the subject is backlit), Red-eye Flash, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Soft Flash, Flash Off
Built-in flash Range Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (Wide-angle), approx. 25 cm - 2.0 m (Telephoto)(ISO Auto, from the front of the lens)
Picture Display 2.7-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD (approx. 460,000 pixels)
Shooting Mode Auto Shooting Mode / Scene Modes (Portrait / Face / Sports / Landscape / Nightscape / High Sensitivity / Zoom Macro / Black&White / Sepia / Skew Correction / Text), My Settings Mode / Movie Mode
Picture Quality Mode *3 F(Fine) / N(Normal)
Number of Recorded Pixels Still image [4 : 3] 3648 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
[3 : 2] 3648 x 2432
[1 : 1] 2736 x 2736
Movie 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Recording Media SD memory card (3.3V: 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB, 1GB, 2GB), SDHC memory card (4 GB, 8 GB), MultiMedia card, Internal memory (approx. 24 MB)
Storage Capacity Number of Pictures /Time*4 (on internal 24 MB memory) Still Image 3648 x 2736 F:6 N:11, 3648 x 2432 F:7, 2736 x 2736 F:8, 3264 x 2448 N:13, 2592 x 1944 N:21, 2048 x 1536 N:32, 1280 x 960 N:58, 640 x 480 N:219
Movie*5 640x480@15 frames/sec. (36 sec.), 320 x 240@15 frames/sec. (1 min. 10 sec.), 640x480@30 frames/sec. (18 sec.), 320240@30 frames/sec. (36 sec.)
Recording File Format Still Image JPEG (Exif ver.2.21)*6
Text JPEG (Exif ver.2.21)*6
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
Other Major Shooting Functions Cont / S-Cont / M-Cont, Self-Timer (operation time: approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec.), Interval shooting (Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 3 hours (5 sec. steps)*7, Color Bracket function, Fix Min. Aperture, AF/AE Target Shift, Record Dual Size, Histogram, Grid Guide, Enlarge Photo Icon, Playback Image Rotation function
Other Major Playback Functions Grid View, Enlarged Display (maximum 16x), Resize, Level Compensation, White Balance Compensation, Trim
Interface USB 2.0 mini-B, High-Speed USB, Mass storage compatible*8
Audio Out / Video Out
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL
Power Supply Rechargeable Battery (DB-70) x 1, AC adapter (AC-4f optional)
Battery Consumption *9 Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-70, approx. 270 pictures*9
Dimensions 102.0 mm(W)x 58.3 mm(H) x 26.1 mm (22.6 mm at the thinnest part) (D) (excluding projecting parts)
Weight Camera: Approx. 168 g (excluding battery, SD memory card, and strap), Accessories: approx. 23 g (battery and strap)
Operating Temperature 0C - 40C
   
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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