Ricoh R10 Review

Ricoh R10

Review posted 10/9/2008

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Continuing on the success of the R8, Ricoh has introduced the R10. It includes most of the features that made the R8 so popular such as the 7.1x optical zoom and the 10-Megapixel imaging sensor. In order to separate it, however, Ricoh has added a 3" 460,000-dot HVGA monitor and an electronic level.

Ricoh R10 Features

  • 10-megapixel CCD imager for up to poster size prints
  • f= 4.95 - 35.4 mm lens(35mm film equivalent focal length 28 to 200mm)
  • Macro focus as close as 1cm
  • 3.0-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD (approx. 460,000 dots)
  • Compact and lightweight body
  • Auto Shooting Mode, Easy Shooting Mode, Scene Modes (Portrait, Face, Sports, Landscape, Nightscape, Night Portrait, High Sensitivity, Zoom Macro, Skew Correction, Text), My Settings Mode, Movie Mode
  • Movie mode w/sound, 640x480 or 320x240 at 30 or 15fps
  • Special Shooting Modes: Cont, S-Cont, M-Cont, Self-Timer (operation time: approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. / custom self-timer), Interval Timer (Shooting interval: 5 sec. to 3 hours (5 sec. steps)
  • Metering options: Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center Weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering(TTL-CCD metering)
  • Exposure compensation: ±2EV in 1/3-step increments
  • White Balance: AUTO, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent, Incandescent 2, Fluorescent, Manual, White Balance Bracket Function
  • Shutter speeds: 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000 sec.
  • Time-lapse interval recording
  • Selectable ISO settings from 80 to 1600
  • Standard hot shoe for external flash
  • Battery: DB-70, approx. 300 pictures
  • USB 2.0 mini-B, High-Speed USB, Mass storage compatible Audio Out / Video Out
Accessories Included:
USB Cable, AV Cable, CD-ROM, Hand Strap, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery: DB-70, Battery Charger: BJ-7, Instruction Manual (Camera User Guide), Warranty Card

Optional accessories include:
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery DB-70
Battery charger BJ-7
Soft case (black) SC-80BK
Soft case (brown) SC-80BN
Neck strap ST-2

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The R10 compared to a standard CD disc.

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Features & Controls

Ricoh R 10 Specifications

Imaging Sensor 1/1.75" primary-color CCD with 10.01 million effective pixels (total pixels: 10.3 million)
Focal length 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm on a 35mm camera)
F-aperture F2.4 to F11 (+F7.1 in auto mode is with ND filter)
Shooting distance Approx. 30cm from lens tip to infinity
Approx. 1.5cm from lens tip to infinity (macro)
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups (two aspherical lenses/three aspherical surfaces)
Digital Zoom Magnification Approx. 4.0X digital zoom. Approx. 5.7X auto-resize zoom (VGA images)
Focus Mode Multi AF (CCD method)/Spot AF (CCD method)/Manual focus/snap/Infinity
(focus lock and AF auxiliary light also available)
Shutter Speed
Still image 180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1 to 1/2000 sec.
(Max. and min.Shutter speeds change according to shooting mode and flash mode)
Movie 1/30 to 1/2000 sec.
Exposure Adjustment
metering mode
Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center-weighted Light Metering, Spot Metering (TTL-CCD Metering Method, AE lock available)
Program shift AE/Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure
Manual compensation (+2.0 to -2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps),
Auto bracket function (-0.5 EV, ±0, +0.5 EV / -0.3 EV, ±0, +0.3 EV)
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO/AUTO-HI/ISO80/100/200/400/800/1600
White Balance Mode Auto/Outdoors/Cloudy/Incandescent Lamp/Fluorescent Lamp/Manual Settings/Detail, White balance bracket function
Flash mode Auto (fires automatically when subject poorly lit or in backlight situations)/ Red-eye/Flash On/Flash Synchro/Flash Off
Built-in flash range Approx. 20 cm to approx. 3.0 m (ISO AUTO)
Flash compensation ±2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Picture Display 2.7-inch Transparent Amorphous Silicon TFT LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels
Shooting Mode Auto Shooting Mode/Program Shift Mode/Aperture Priority Mode/Manual Exposure Mode/Scene Mode (skew correct/text/movie)/My Settings Mode
Picture Quality Mode F(Fine)/ N(Normal) / RAW (DNG file format)
Number of Recorded Pixels
Still image 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 2736, 3264 x 2600, 2592 x 1944,2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
Movie 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Text 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536
Recording Media SD memory card, SDHC card, Multi media card, Internal memory (approx. 54MB)
Storage Capacity/ Time (Built-in approx. 54 MB storage)
Still 3648 x 2736 (RAW: 2, F: 14, N: 24), 3648 x 2432 (RAW: 3, F: 15, N: 27),
2736 x 2736 (RAW: 3, F: 18, N: 32), 3264 x 2600 (N: 30),
2592 x 1944 (N: 47), 2048 x 1536 (N: 73), 1280 x 960 (N: 133), 640 x 480 (N: 497)
Movie 640 x 480 @ 30 frames/sec. (41 sec.),
640 x 480 @ 15 frames/sec.(1 min 22 sec.),
320 x 240 @ 30 frames/sec. (1 min 22 sec.),
320 x 240 @ 15 frames/sec. (2 min 40 sec.)
Recording File Formats
Still JPEG (Exif ver2.21) , RAW (DNG)
Movie AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG Format Compliant)
Other Major Shooting Function Continuous/S-Cont/M-Cont, Self-Timer (delay: approx. 10 sec./ approx. 2 sec.),Interval (shooting interval: 5 sec. to 3 hrs. in 5-sec. intervals), Color Bracket,Double Tone, Color Space Set, Noise Reduction, Histogram Display, Grid Guide Display, Depth of Field Display, Enlarge Photo Icon, Electronic Level (accuracy: ±0.5°), Hot Shoe
Other Major Playback Function Auto Rotate, Three-frame View/Grid View, Magnifying (up to 16X), Resize
Interface USB2.0 (High-Speed USB) Mini-B cable, Mass storage, AV output
Video Signal Format NTSC, PAL switchable
Power Source Rechargeable Battery (DB60) x 1, AC Adapter (AC-4c option), AAA Alkaline Batteries x 2, AAA Oxyride Batteries x 2, AAA Nickel-Hydrogen Batteries x 2
Battery Consumption When CIPA-standard compliant DB60 used: approx. 370 pictures When AAA alkaline batteries used: approx 45 pictures*10
Dimensions 107.0 mm x 58.0 mm x 25.0 mm (W x H x D); does not include protruding parts
Weight Camera: Approx. 168 g (excluding battery/SD memory card/strap); Accessories: Approx. 30 g (battery/strap)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)

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