• The Caplio GX100 compact digital camera with 24 to 72 mm equivalent wide zoom lens is a first in the digital camera category with a removable electronic viewfinder.
• The Caplio GX100 is a superior model that achieves high picture quality thanks to the high-speed F2.5 aperture and high-performance 24 to 72 mm wide zoom lens (35mm film equivalent), 10.01 megapixel CCD, and "Smooth Imaging Engine II" crammed into a compact body just 25mm thick - a first in the digital camera category.
• The Caplio GX100 is the successor to the popular Caplio GX8. Caplio GX8 was a highly practical superior model featuring comprehensive manual shooting functions and the expandability to allow system upgrades to meet various applications.
• The Caplio GX100 is a high-performance camera cram packed with advanced functions including:(1) a 24 to 72 mm equivalent high-performance wide zoom lens(Caplio GX8: 28 to 85 mm equivalent) that can be expanded to even ultra-wide-angle shooting equivalent to 19 mm using the optional wide conversionlens:
• (2) being the first digital camera to support a removable electronic viewfinder (LCD viewfinder), and (3) high image quality thanks to the 10.01 megapixel effective CCD (Caplio GX8: 8.24 megapixel) and popular Smooth Imaging Engine II image processing.
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Reviewed by 2 customers
Finding a compact camera with a wide angle lens can be a challenge. Finding one with manual controls and optical image stabilization that takes great pictures is almost impossible, but Ricoh managed to pull it off. I wish I could've given the camera 4.5 stars instead of 4 because it's better than good, just not perfect. The GX100 has the versatility to produce everything from smooth, highly saturated images reminiscent of slide film to gritty black and whites; it's all in the settings. If you're the type of person who likes some semblance of photographic control then you should find the GX100 rewarding.
As with many of us, the move away from a viewfinder is akin to the loss of a friend; dependable, performs in a pinch and renders wonderul reflections from immediate histories; our specular story-teller. Although the transformation has been excruciating (and, there will always be a need for the Leica), the Ricoh Caplio GX100 has lifted me from my malaise and provided a window of wonderment. The manual dexterity of the camera is excellent; the image quality is refined and will become better as I learn; its scale is fine for my linen jacket pocket and it weighs just enough to remind me of its presence next to my hip. It would be easy to critique certain fetures, but then I can also find my own inadequacies. Nothing will relplace the Leica, but the Caplio is quickly finding its way into the alleys and backwaters of my travels, and, at this point it is close.