og Posted May 30, 2004 Share Posted May 30, 2004 I have been looking at the various digital Point&Shoots over the years, but never considered them over my Olympus Mju-II/Epic... until this <a href="http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/caplio/gx/">Ricoh Caplio GX</a>!<p> Summary:<br> - Small (114x58x29mm [45mm grip included] / 205g) and Black<br> - Good design & construction. You can use a hood and 37mm filters.<br> - Very responsive (start-up=1.2s / total lag=0.12s)<br> - Lens: 28-85mm f/2.5-4.3<br> - 5MP on 1/1.8" and 64-1600 ISO<br> - Control (Aperture [3=Min/Medium/Max] & Manual modes) with dial<br> - Macro, 2 standard AA batteries OR lithium-Ion, Spot, Real-time Histogram, SD card...<br> - Price on the net is about 320 euros (vs 470 euros for Canon S60)<p> Here is a first look by <a href="http://www.letsgodigital. org/html/firstlook/ricoh/CaplioGX/index_en.html">LetsGoDigital</a>. Reviews in English should be available soon. Meanwhile, here is a <a href="http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2004/0525/dcr015.htm">review in Japanese</a>.<br> There are some issues, though: No RAW, some <a href="http://forums. dpreview.com/forums/read.asp? forum=1000&message=8909486">Purple-Fringing</a> and noise is about average for small digicams.<p> Could this be the digital GR1 (or Epic...) we have been looking for ? <p> Olivier Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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