Ricoh Caplio R3 Review

Review Date: December 13th 2005

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Introduction / Price
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links


CCD Effective 5.13 million pixels (5.25 million square pixels), 1/2.5-inch primary-color CCD
Focal length f: 4.6-33.0mm (equivalent to 28-200mm for 35mm film cameras)
Step-zoom intervals: 7 steps (28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm)
Aperture F: 3.3 (W)-4.8 (T)
Vibration Correction function CCD shift method
Zoom 7.1x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-200mm for 35mm film cameras);
3.6x digital zoom
Subject Distance From lens tip: approx. 0.3m-∞ (wide angle), approx. 1.0m - ∞(zoom)
Macro Subject Distance From lens tip: approx. 0.01m -∞ (wide angle), approx. 0.14m -∞ (telemacro)
Still 8,4,2,1-1/2000 sec.
Motion 1/30-1/2000 sec.
Still 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Text 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536
Motion 320 x 240 (30 frames/sec.,15 frames/sec.),
160 x 120 (30 frames/sec.,15 frames/sec.)
Picture Mode*1 Fine, Normal
ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800,
Flash Auto, Red-eye Reduction, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Distance:*2 Approx. 0.2-2.4m (W), 0.14-1.8m (T) (ISO auto )
Focus Autofocus, Manual Focus, Fixed Focus (Snap), ∞(includes AF auxiliary light)
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, Tungsten Light 2, Fluorescent Light, One Push)
Recording Media SD Memory CardTM(32/64/128/256/512MB/1GB), Multi Media CardTM, Built-in Memory 26MB
Storage Capacity
(No.of Pictures)
(Internal 26MB Memory)*3
Still 2592 x 1944 (Fine: 13, Normal: 22), 2592 x 1728 (Fine: 14),
2048 x 1536 (Fine: 18, Normal: 36),
1280 x 960 (Fine: 33, Normal: 63), 640 x 480 (Normal: 277)
Storage Capacity (Time)
(Internal 26MB Memory)
Motion 1 minutes 17 seconds (320 x 240: 15 frames/sec.), 4 minutes 38 seconds (160 x 120: 15 frames/sec.)*4
39 seconds (320 x 240: 30 frames/sec.), 2 minutes 26 seconds (160 x 120: 30 frames/sec.)
Sound 56 minutes 45 seconds*5
Storage Data Capacity
(File Sizes)
Still Approx. 1.83MB (2592 x 1944 Fine), Approx. 1.06MB (2592 x 1944 Normal),
Approx. 1.63MB (2592 x 1728 Fine),
Approx. 1.31MB (2048 x 1536 Fine), Approx. 672KB (2048 x 1536 Normal),
Approx. 686KB (1280 x 960 Fine), Approx. 356KB (1280 x 960 Normal),
Approx. 83KB (640 x 480 Normal)
Recording Mode
Still Mode (Continuous, S-Continuous, M-Continuous),
Scene Mode (Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Scene, Skew Correction, Text, Zoom Macro,High-sensitivity),
Motion mode, Sound mode
Recording Format
Still JPEG (Exif ver. 2.21) DCF*6 compliant
Text TIFF (MMR system ITU-T.6)
Motion AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
Sound WAV (Exif ver. 2.21 μ low)
LCD Monitor 2.5" translucent amorphous silicon TFT LCD (approx. 114,000 pixels)
Self Timer Delay: 10sec., 2sec.
Interval Timer Shooting interval: 5 sec. - 3 hours (5 sec. steps)*7
PC Interface USB1.1 (choice of Ricoh original or mass storage driver*8)
AV Interface Audio Out, Video Out
Video Signal Method NTSC/PAL
Dimensions (W x D x H) 95.0 x 26.0 x 53.0mm (excluding projections)
Approx. 135g (excluding battery, SD Memory Card, hand strap)
Accessories (battery, hand strap) approx. 30g
Power Source rechargeable battery (DB-60) x 1, AC adaptor (AC-4c)
Shooting Capacity*9 Using DB-60: Approx.310 pictures
Operating Temperature 0-40°Cs

*1: For 2592 x 1728 pixel images, only Normal is available. For 640 x 480 pixel images, only Normal is available.
*2: Distance is valid when ISO auto or ISO400 are set.
*3: Average number of still images.
*4: Max. recording time of 168 min. 30 sec. with 1GB SD Memory Card.
*5: Max. recording time of 2,063 min. 25 sec. with 1GB SD Memory Card.
*6: DCF is the abbreviation of JEITA Standard “Design rule for Camera Files system.”
(It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)
*7: With flash OFF.
*8: Mass storage driver is compatible with Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 9/OS X 10.2-10.4. It is not compatible with Windows 98/98SE or Mac OS 8.6.
*9: Number of shots measured using CIPA standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions.

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