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Old Dec 29, 2005, 9:11 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Has anybody tested this camera? I can't find any review of it.

I have the slight impression that Ricoh is a bit despised.

It looks great with its zoom and wide angle.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 2:33 PM   #2
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Yes, the R3 looks phantastic at first glance, but only at first glance. Image quality is simply way below the average of 5 MP cameras. It's Ricoh's old disease noise, which also ruins this camera.
In the Caplio R3 thread below you find a very good review of this camera by w4rmk, which confirms the above statements.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 9:51 AM   #3
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Hi Kuchen

Two French magazines have just published a review of the Ricoh R3 in their January 2006 issues, their conclusions being:

CHASSEUR D'IMAGES :
pros : optical performance - build quality - ergonomy - image stabilisation
cons : (acoustical) operating noise - distorsion at wide angle

MICRO PHOTO HEBDO :
pros : wide angle 7x zoom - mechanical image stabilisation - correct noise
cons : no optical viewfinder - poor screen - poor finishing


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