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Ricoh R8


$400.00 Released March, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Allows you good control of the different camera settings, nice for experimentation. LCD is great, shows lots of color and detail. Enough detail in most pictures to be able to crop them down a bit.

The Cons:Noise is apparent in most pictures when you blow them up to full resolution. Low light pictures just tend to look black.

The Ricoh R8 is a compact 10 megapixel digital camera with 7.1x optical zoom. The wide-angle 28mm lens gives perspectives impossible to capture with a 35mm camera and the Double Retracting LENS System makes space for the 28-200mm zoom lens.

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Product Shot 2 The macro mode lets you get as close as 1cm from your subject letting you get in on the finest details while AF target selection lets you fix your camera on a tripod and choose your focal points using buttons rather than moving the camera. The CCD-shift vibration correction function automatically adjusts for handshake giving clear and sharp images even when zoomed in and the face recognition mode automatically focuses on multiple faces in a single shot. The skew correction function automatically adjusts distion seen in rectangular objects when shot on an angle. The My Setting Mode lets you save your two favorite settings and easily access them on the turn dial and the ADJ button lets you easily adjust setting such as exposure and allows you to quickly browse through the menu.

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:
    • 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: 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 (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:640x480@15 frames/sec. (36 sec.), 320 x 240@15 frames/sec. (1 min. 10 sec.), 640x480@30 frames/sec. (18 sec.), 320×240@30 frames/sec. (36 sec.)
  • Recording File Format:
    • Still Image: JPEG (Exif ver.2.21)
    • Text: JPEG (Exif ver.2.21)
    • 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, Audio Out / Video Out
  • Video Signal Format: NTSC, PAL
  • Power Supply: Rechargeable Battery (DB-70) x 1, AC adapter (AC-4f optional)
  • Battery Consumption, Based on CIPA Standard: Using the DB-70, approx. 270 pictures
  • 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: 0°C - 40°C

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    allows you good control of the different camera settings, nice for experimentation

  • 1

    LCD is great, shows lots of color and detail

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    enough detail in most pictures to be able to crop them down a bit

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    easy to work with, controls are simple

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    feels solid and robust, good build quality

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    easy to clean and maintain, protects the lens automatically

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    noise is apparent in most pictures when you blow them up to full resolution

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    low light pictures just tend to look black

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