anyone knows about the ricoh caplio gx?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mike Henley, May 20, 2004.

  1. Mike Henley

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    Mike Henley, May 20, 2004
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    The Caplio G3 is already the best camera at its price point, but it
    does have some annoying limitations. With the new GX, Ricoh solved
    them all:

    * 28mm wide angle instead of 35mm
    * 5 MP instead of 3 MP
    * Manual and Aperture Priority
    * Rugged metal body
    * Large, high resolution LCD (1.8"/130,000 pixels instead of
    1.5"/80,000)
    * Live histogram
    * Hotshoe
    * TIFF (the G3 only supported this format in Text mode)
    * Dedicated manual White-Balance button

    The quick responsivnes of the G3/G4/RX remains, making the Caplios and
    the new GX very unique among the slew of laggy digicams. The fixed LCD
    is the only missing feature that prevents it from being a
    5060/G5/5700-killer.

    I had a G3 for a while and liked it a lot (see
    http://snipurl.com/caplio_g3). The GX looks very tempting indeed, too
    bad I got a nice-but-sluggish 5060 last month...

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    Prognathous, May 20, 2004
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    Prognathous, May 24, 2004
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    Mike Henley, May 24, 2004
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  5. Mike Henley

    Prognathous Guest

    The GX is not going to become a G5-killer, for two reasons:

    1. Ricoh doesn't have the reputation that Canon enjoys in the field of
    digital cameras.
    2. The camera doesn't have a flip-out & twist LCD screen.

    Personally, I would pick the GX any day over the G5. The 28mm lens,
    the shorter shutter lag and the compact dimensions simply make for a
    more attractive camera, especially for a carry-anywhere one. The
    Olympus C5060 is a nice compromise between the two, albeit at a higher
    price.

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    Prognathous, May 25, 2004
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