Ricoh R4 Review
|Full model name:||Ricoh Caplio R4|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Shutter:||1/2000 - 8 sec|
3.7 x 2.1 x 1.0 in.
(95 x 53 x 26 mm)
|Full specs:||Ricoh R4 specifications|
Effective resolution has been boosted from five to six megapixels (the press release mentions a 3:2 aspect ratio mode is available too, although the spec sheet we received didn't indicate this). As with the R3, Ricoh has mounted the R4's sensor on a moving platter, where it can be moved for a CCD shift-type image stabilisation system, dubbed "Vibration Correction" in Ricoh parlance. Other features include a 2.5" LCD display (but no optical or electronic viewfinders), macro focusing to 1cm, and Ricoh's skew correction function which automatically corrects distorted shots of whiteboards and the like. Images are stored on SD / MMC cards or 26MB of built-in memory, and transferred via USB connection to a computer. The camera also supports PictBridge for direct printing, and offers a video output connection for reviewing images on your TV.