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MeanGreeny Mar 30, 2006 12:03 PM

Waiting to see a review of this before I make my decisionbetween it andthe Panasonic FX-01.

Thanks in advance

MeanGreeny Apr 20, 2006 5:20 PM

If you want a job done properly - do it yourself :-)

MeanGreeny Apr 21, 2006 8:29 PM

........ and another one :D

MeanGreeny May 7, 2006 7:08 PM

.......................... Yet again


Over Achiever May 15, 2006 12:26 PM

Where would one go to buy a Ricoh R4 in the US?

MeanGreeny May 17, 2006 7:29 AM

I'm told that the only place in the USA is at:

Best of luck

Overzeetop May 20, 2006 10:11 AM

The modesoft review is very good, and has a link to some full sized images which can be downloaded with EXIF data still attached. Certainly the best of the two reviews available.

I'm a bit bummed that this camera doesn't offer FMV, but I suppose if I want a video camera I should just go get one. *hrumph* (well, a new one, as my current one is an 8 year old Digital8 w/o an LCD)

I do have three questions, should anyone actually have one in their posession:

1. How fast is the autofocus? Most cameras are in the 0.5s to 0.7s range - is this any better or worse?

2. How fast does the lens retract when you shut the camera off? When I'm running around with my three year old, I'll want to snap a shot and put this back in my pocket quickly.

3. Does the front element of the lens have a automatic cover? This is a follow to question 2, as the camera will probably share a jeans pocket with a key ring, loose change, various bits of casual dirt/sand and/or a small pocket knife. No, really - I know that I'll make a freaking mess of the outside of the camera, and possibly scratch the LCD - I don't care. But I _do_ care that the pics that come out the other end still look good.

****EDIT: Yes, is has an integral lenscover. Also more pics (including a bit of the banding issue) in which is the ephoto review with more pics ****

I really like the 28mm end of the zoom, the 7x, and the compact size. If this thing turns out to be "pocket safe" it might be the camera for me. TIA for any help on those three questions.

heros29 May 24, 2006 2:47 AM


Caplio R4 is a very nice Cam. The R4 have one problem in very strong back light.

In picture are develop strips.

Show here:


MeanGreeny May 25, 2006 10:09 AM

Having looked through several compact reviews and tracked their progress on the forums I think it's fairly safe to say that only waterproof digicams are truly pocket dirt safe - and even then only for a finite time.

You might look at the Olympus waterproof ones if being dirt safe is your prime concern. Your choice.

Overzeetop May 25, 2006 10:36 AM

I haven't seen any waterproof cameras which are pocketable (though, I suppose they would be pocket safe in that way ;-))

I keep coming back to how horrible the (ultra)compact cameras are when it comes to noise. I'm not looking for dslr, just decent. Unfortunately, Steve's doesn't really test for noise in any meaningful way at the higher ISOs, so its hard to compare the cameras on that item - which is a shame because so many other things are well done here.

All I really want is an F2 lens and good ISO200 perfomance in a 5-6MP camera with a 7x zoom and 640x480x30 video capture in a Minolta X50/Sony T7-like case. Oh, and maybe world peace. Is that too much to ask?

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