updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue August 28, 2007
Ricoh ships Caplio R7
Ricoh has rolled out its new Caplio R7 digital camera with 7.1X optical zoom and an 8.15-megapixel CCD. The new camera features a 28-200mm wide-angle and zoom lens alongside a new image processing engine. The Caplio R7 offers vibration correction, a 1cm macro, high-sensitivity ISO 1600, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen with an anti-reflection coating. A face recognition mode accompanies dual size recording and long drive 300 shot capability. A new ADJ button allows users to toggle easily between key settings like exposure, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. Users can scan through the operation menu with one hand, and the camera offers presets for up to four shooting settings from the menu with the ability to add or change settings as desired. Ricoh's Caplio R7 is priced at $350, and comes in assorted colors which include silver, black, and orange.
The new camera includes easier-to-use menus with rearranged tabs and more legible lettering for easy browsing of settings, according to Ricoh. The company aims to ease playback with a scrolling screen, and PictBridge compatibility lets users print photos directly from a camera with a compatible USB-enabled printer without the need for a computer.