Ricoh R10 Review

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Ricoh R10




Features & Controls


Ricoh R10

The R10 features a wide angle 28mm - 200mm (7.1x) optical zoom lens. This double retracting lens makes it possible to fit the large zoom into the compact body. The aperture range is F3.3 (Wide) - F5.2 (Telephoto).

The contrast detection AF system has a focus range of approx. 30cm to infinity (wide-angle), approx. 1.0m to infinity (telephoto).




Ricoh R10

The built in flash offers Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Synchro modes. Flash range is 7.9 in. to 9.8 ft. (20cm to 3.0m wide-angle and 25cm to 2.0m telephoto).




Ricoh R10

On the top you'll find the Power On/Off button, and Mode Dial which has positions for: Scene, Movie, My Mode 1 & 2, Auto and Easy. Next to that is the shutter release with the camera's zoom controls coupled around it.



Ricoh R10

The top button on the back of the camera is the play button, allowing you to enter play mode to view your images. Next is the 4-way, joystick controller. Pressing it left enables macro mode and right allows you to change your flash settings. In playback mode, left and right move to the next or previous image, while up and down jump a few images. There are then 4 buttons under the 4-way controller. First is the menu button, allowing you to change the camera's settings and access its various functions. The second button is the Fn button, which in auto shooting mode allows you to set your point of focus, and in playback mode allows you to view your flagged images. Next is the Self Timer/Delete button. Finally the bottom button is the DISP. button allowing you to change your display information.


Ricoh R10

The I/O ports are on the side: The Audio-Video Out lets you connect to a TV set with the supplied cable. The video signal is selectable for NTSC or PAL standard. The USB 2.0 (high-speed) port connects the camera to a computer to download the images and movies. The R10 is High-Speed USB, Mass storage compatible.



Ricoh R10

The R10 is equipped with 54MB of internal memory and also features a SD/MMC card slot. Ricoh does not specify the maximum card size allowed, however we had no problems using this OCZ (Class 6) 16GB SDHC card.


Storage Capacities (approximate)


Mode Picture mode Recording pixels Built-in memory 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB
Still Fine 3648 (10M) 14 images 247 images 503 images 989 images 2022 images 4126 images
Normal 3648 (10M) 24 images 431 images 878 images 1724 images 3524 images 7191 images
Fine 3 : 2 (9M) 16 images 278 images 563 images 1107 images 2263 images 4618 images
Fine 1 : 1 (7M) 19 images 330 images 668 images 1311 images 2681 images 5471 images
Normal 3264 (8M) 30 images 534 images 1078 images 2117 images 4327 images 8831 images
Normal 2592 (5M) 48 images 839 images 1707 images 3352 images 6852 images 13983 images
Normal 2048 (3M) 74 images 1313 images 2671 images 5246 images 10724 images 21884 images
Normal 1280 (1M) 133 images 2323 images 4726 images 9282 images 18973 images 38717 images
Normal 640 (VGA) 497 images 8632 images 15359 images 30159 images 61643 images 125792 images
Text 3648 x 2736 24 images 431 images 878 images 1724 images 3524 images 7191 images
2048 x 1536 74 images 1313 images 2671 images 5246 images 10724 images 21884 images
Movie 640x480 (15frames/sec.) 01'22" 23'42" 48'13" 99'08" 193'30" 394'53"
640x480 (30frames/sec.) 00'41" 11'59" 24'23" 50'10" 97'55" 199'49"
320x240 (15frames/sec.) 02'40" 46'19" 94'11" 193'41" 378'02" 771'25"
320x240 (30frames/sec.) 01'22" 23'42" 48'13" 99'08" 193'30" 394'53"




Ricoh R10

The R10 can be powered by either the included DB-70 3.6V 1000 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack. Ricoh claims approx. 300 shots using the included Li-ion battery pack.





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