First Look review posted for Ricoh Caplio RR-1!|
(Friday, November 9, 2001 - 13:34 EST)
Ricoh's 4 megapixel MP3 digicam is coming to the USA, and we've got the review for you...
It looks like I actually got out there first with this one! This camera was announced in Europe a couple of months ago, but is only just about to be announced in the US. (The formal announcement will apparently happen Monday at Comdex.)
Stephanie and I took a quick look at it, and it's really a very decent camera. In fact, I think it's Ricoh's best camera to date. Color is pretty bright and accurate, resolution is good (it's a 4 megapixel model), and image quality is overall pretty good. (A little contrasty, slight tendency to overexpose, but not too bad.)
Given that it comes with a total of 72 MB of memory (8 internal, plus 64 MB SmartMedia card), and has a LiIon battery with charger included, it's a pretty good deal for a 4 megapixel camera, at its introductory price of $699. Check it out!