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PRESS RELEASE: Ricoh announces the Caplio GX8 Creative Set

Caplio GX8 Compact Digital Camera
Featuring CCD with 8.24 Effective Megapixels and Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens plus accessory kit.

London - UK February 23rd 2006, RICOH EUROPE B.V. announced the launch of the "Caplio GX8 Creative Set," including the Caplio GX8 digital camera, featuring high image quality with 8.24 effective megapixels, combined with an exciting package of accessories designed to enhance the enjoyment of photography. The accessory bundle includes a wide conversion lens DW-4, hood and adapter HA-1, rechargeable battery DB-43, charger BJ-2, and camera case and neck strap.

The Caplio GX8 faithfully carries on the Caplio GX concept. Attaining even higher performance standards in a compact format, it meets the needs even most demanding users. Its CCD with 8.24 effective megapixels ranks it among the best compact digital performers, enabling the Caplio GX8 to accurately render details in stunningly vivid, high-quality images.

The GX8 comes equipped with a 28-85mm (when converted to 35 mm format camera) wide-angle optical zoom lens. The outstanding structure of this lens ensures an adequate amount of peripheral light at wide-angle edges while providing impressive, powerful wide angles, thus expanding the opportunities for truly eye-catching images.

Additional features of the Caplio GX8 are Aperture Priority mode for precise control of depth of field and Manual Exposure mode, which allows setting shutter speed to match the intended subject. All modes can easily be set by dialling the desired setting. With its industry-leading quick response, the Caplio GX8 appeals to every creative photographer.

The wide range of accessories included in the Creative Set boosts the expandability of the Caplio GX8 to meet the requirements of users who are not satisfied by ordinary compact digital cameras.

The package of accessories in the Caplio GX8 Creative Set consists of the wide conversion lens DW-4, hood and adapter HA-1, rechargeable battery DB-43, and charger BJ-2. The wide conversion lens ensures superb optical performance while enabling ultra wide-angle 21mm photography, and the hood combined with the wide conversion lens prevents unwanted light during wide-angle photography. Around 400 shots of high-resolution photography are possible with the long-life rechargeable battery fully charged by the large-capacity charger.

The Caplio GX8 Creative Set is designed to stimulate the user's creativity, resulting in stunning, vividly expressed images.

The Caplio GX8 Creative Set Package includes:

Caplio GX8 Creative Set Package Contents
Caplio GX8
Rechargeable Battery (DB-43)
Battery Charger (BJ-2)
Wide Conversion Lens (DW-4)
Hood & Hood Adapter (HA-1)
Camera Case (SC-35)
Neck Strap (ST-1)

Price and Availability:

The Caplio GX8 Creative Set Package will be available from March RRP 349.99 inc VAT

Ricoh's Caplio GX8 Creative Set. Courtesy of Ricoh, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

(First posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 12:35 EST)

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