First Look posted 11/10/01 Full review posted 11/20/01
Ricoh's new stylish and compact 4.13-megapixel Caplio RR1 digital camera offers three operating modes, digital still, voice and motion picture with audio. The camera ships with a 64MB SmartMedia card and has 8MB of fixed internal memory. Still image resolution up to 2272 x 1704 pixels, pivoting 2-inch color LCD monitor, 3x optical zoom, 0.4-inch super-macro, continuous shooting and time lapse recording modes.
The RR1's powerful features will satisfy the most discerning photographer and the automatic exposure control makes the camera remarkably easy to use. Unique features includes text mode, which records printed material or a whiteboard in a black-and-white image that can be made even more readable by adjusting density. In-camera cropping trims images directly on the LCD so initial composition is less critical. The camera has dual shutter releases positioned for vertical or horizontal pictures. Portrait mode images are automatically rotated during playback.
The slim Caplio RR1 is only 1 inch thick with a sleek metallic body design that fits comfortably in a shirt pocket and weighs just 9.5 ounces. Power is supplied by a lithium rechargeable battery that is included with the camera, as is the AC power rapid charger which is also included.
Caplio RR1 features:
4.13-Megapixel CCD imager
Still image sizes: 2272 x 1704, 1120 x 840 and 640 x 480 pixels
JPEG (Fine/Norm/Economy) or uncompressed TIFF format
3x optical F2.6-3.4 zoom (35-105mm) with 2x-3.6x digital zoom
2-inch color LCD monitor with 122,000 pixel resolution
Color LCD tilts up/down and rotates 270 degrees
Single, Continuous, Self-timer or Time-lapse modes
Still, Movie, Text and Audio recording modes
Matrix, Center-weighted or Spot metering modes
Ten second audio notes can be added to pictures
288x216 resolution AVI movies with audio
Voice recorder limited only by available memory
Shuter speeds 1/2000 to 1 sec (Automatic)
Timed Exposure mode with 2, 4 and 8 sec shutter speeds
Exposure adjustment of +/- 2EV in 1/4EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3 shots
White balance with 5 presets and manual
Playback cropping (horiz or vert) 1120x840 or 640x480
Monochrome and Negative recording modes
ISO sensitivity: Auto (150), 200, 400 or 800
Auto or Manual focus with Macro to 0.4 inches!
Built-in flash with Auto, Slow Synchro, Red-Eye, On and Off modes
Flash output settings for Soft, Normal or Strong
Video output switchable NTSC or PAL
High-speed USB port for image downloading
Powered by lithium rechargeable battery, included
8MB of internal image storage memory
64MB SmartMedia card supplied with camera
Image and audio data can be copied to/from internal and SM cards
The Ricoh Caplio RR1 is available now for a suggested retail of $699.00 and includes the camera, padded carrying bag, wrist strap, rechargeable battery, AC charger, A/V cable, USB cable, 64MB SmartMedia card, software CD and manuals.
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