Ricoh Caplio GX100 Compact 10mp Digital Camera with 24-72mm Zoom Lens (35mm equiv.) without VFI LCD Viewfinder - U.S.A. Warranty

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About Ricoh

• 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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Ricoh Features

  • 24 to 72 mm (35mm equiv) high-performance wide zoom lens in a compact body
  • Body size of 25mm is the smallest that can accommodate a zoom lens of 24 mm or longer
  • Easy to carry and enjoy photography anywhere
  • 7 blade iris aperture enables fine tuning and achieves beautiful blurred backgrounds
  • First camera to support a tilted and removable electronic viewfinder (Viewfinder not included in this version)
  • Offers 100% viewfinder coverage without parallax and multi information display similar to an LCD monitor
  • Great for photography in bright outdoor environments
  • Take photographs as though using a conventional film camera
  • The 10.01 megapixel CCD combined with an advanced image-processing engine achieves high picture quality with low noise.
  • Smooth Imaging Engine II achieves low noise as well as high picture quality precisely reproducing even details.
  • Twin dials and other controls offer wide array of functions such as simple manual operations
  • The Mode Dial on top of the body, the Up-Down Dial at the front of the body, the ADJ lever at the rear of the body and function buttons on the upper part of the body, etc. allow a wide array of manual settings
  • Directly select "My Settings" on the Mode Dial to take photos using the arbitrarily allocated settings.
  • New features such as the square mode with a 1:1 aspect ratio and the sepia mode further enhance the range of expression.
  • Excellent expandability with a broad range of accessories for both exclusive useand general purpose.
  • The Caplio GX100's hot shoe accepts an electronic viewfinder, an external flash, or an external viewfinder available on the market.
  • The optional hood and adaptor allow use of the 19 mm wide conversion lens or other 43 mm diameter accessories, such as various filters available on the market.
  • An optional cable switch is also available.
  • Crystal-clear 2.5-inch 230,000 LCD panel with a wide 170° view angle.
  • Retaining the conventional popular macro mode that focuses down to 1 cm (on the wide side), the Caplio GX100 permits macro photography using the blur effect down to 4 cm even on the telephoto side.
  • Compatible with three different power sources: high-capacity rechargeable batteries, AAA batteries, and AC adaptor
  • The Caplio GX100 gets approximately 380 exposures with the included high-capacity rechargeable batteries or approximately 35 exposures using AAA drybatteries.
  • The optional AC adaptor, which is convenient for indoor shooting, can also be used as a third power source.
  • Images can be captured in various combinations of resolution and compression.
  • RAW compression and RAW with JPEG can be selected for ultimate quality
  • An aspect ratio of 3:2 and 1:1 can be selected. Ratio of 3:2 is the same aspect ratio as 35mm and most digital SLR's that allows images to be printed in standard sizes without cropping.
  • Vibration Correction function, based on a CCD shift method.
  • When camera movement from hand shake is detected, the vibration correction system, based on Ricoh's own CCD shift method, moves the CCD in the opposite direction to make corrective adjustments

Ricoh Specifications

CCD
Effective 10.01 million pixels (total 10.30 million pixels ), 1/1.75-inch primary-color CCD
Pixels
Still image: 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3264 x 2448, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Text: 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Movie; 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Lens
Focal length f=5.1 to 15.3 mm
(equivalent to 24 to 72 mm for 35 mm film cameras)
Aperture (F value): F 2.5 - F9.1 (Wide-angle)
F4.4 - F15.8 (Telephoto)
Lens structure: 11 glass elements in 7 groups
Vibration Correction Function
CCD shift method
Digital Zoom
4.0x
Object Distance
Approx. 0.3 m - 8 (wide and telephoto)
Macro Object Distance
Approx. 0.01 m - 8 (wide), approx. 0.04 m - 8 (telephoto)
Approx. 0.01 m - 8 (Zoom macro mode)
Shutter Speed
Still image: 180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1 to 1/2000 sec.
Movie: 1/30 - 1/2000 sec.
Picture modes
F (Fine) / N (Normal) / RAW
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO, AUTO-HI, ISO80 / ISO100 / ISO200 / ISO400 / ISO800 / ISO1600
Flash
Flash Off, Auto, Red-eye Flash, Flash On, Flash Synchro, Soft Flash Flash Range*3: Approx. 0.2 - 5.0 m (wide-angle), 0.15 - 3.0 m (telephoto)
Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Snap, Infinity
Exposure Adjustment
TTL-CCD Metering Method: Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center-weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation
Manual exposure Compensation +/-2.0EV (1/3EV Steps),
Auto Bracket Function (-0.3 EV,±0,+0.3EV / -0.5EV,±0,+0.5EV)
White Balance
Auto, Fixed (OUTDOORS, CLOUDY, INCAND., FLUORES., MANUAL) / White Balance Bracket
Memory Type
SD Memory Card ( 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB, 1, 2 GB), SDHC Memory Card (4 GB), Multi Media Card, Internal Memory (26 MB)
Picture Capacity w/Internal 26 MB Memory
Still image: 3648 x 2736 (RAW:1 F:6 N:11), 3648 x 2432 (RAW:1 F:7 N:13) (*4 2736 x 2736 (F:8), 3264 x 2448 (N:14), 2592 x 1944 (N:22), 2048 x 1536 (N:35), 1280 x 960 (N:62), 640 x 480 (N:276)
Storage Data Capacity
Still image> 3648 x 2736 (RAW:14.4 MB/Screen F:3.61 MB/Screen N:2.07 MB/Screen) 3648 x 2432 (RAW:12.8 MB/Screen F:3.21 MB/Screen N:1.85 MB/Screen 2736 x 2736 (F:2.71 MB/Screen), 3264 x 2448 (N:1.67 MB/Screen) 2592 x 1944 (N:1.06 MB/Screen) 2048 x 1536 (N:672 KB/Screen), 1280 x 960 (N:356 KB/Screen) 640 x 480 (N:83KB/Screen) (Sizes are approximate.)
Recording Modes
Still image modes (Still Image, CONT., S-CONT, M-CONT), Program Shift, Aperture-Priority, Manual Exposure modes, Scene modes (Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Nightscape, Skew correction, Text, Zoom macro, High Sensitivity) , Movie mode, My Setting1 & 2.
Recording Format
Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.21)DCF*6, RAW (DNG) *7
Movie: AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format Compliant)
Sound: WAV (Exif Ver. 2.21µ law)
LCD Monitor Display
2.5-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD (approx. 230,000 pixels)
Self-Timer
Operation time: approx. 10 sec./ approx. 2 sec.
Interval Timer
Shooting interval: 5 sec. to 3 hours (5 sec. steps)*
PC Interface
USB2.0 High-Speed ( mini B cable ), Choice of Ricoh original or Mass Storage driver*
AV Interface
Audio Out, Video Out
Video Signal Format
NTSC /PAL
External Dimensions
4.4"W x 2.3"H x 1"D / 111.6 mm (W) x 58.0 mm (H) x 25.0 mm (D) (excluding projections parts)
Weight
Approx. 7.75 oz / 220 grams (excluding batteries, Memory Card, strap), Accessories: approx. 30g (battery, strap)
Battery
Rechargeable battery (DB-60) x 1, optional AC adaptor (AC-4c), AAA battery (alkaline/oxyride/NiMH) x 2
Shooting Capacity
Conforms to CIPA standard: using the DB-60, approx. 380 pictures (Using AAA alkaline batteries: approx. 35 pictures *11)
Operating Temperature
0°C - 40°C
Warranty
Ricoh U.S.A.

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Wide Angle Compact

By

from Phoenix, AZ  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A move from my Leica.

By

from Saint Augustine, Florida  -  Semi-Professional

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.

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