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Ricoh Caplio 500G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Ricoh Caplio 500G. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The usability and lens also get good views, but there are some negative reviews about the size and price. Reviews are divided on the low light performance.

durability, lens, usability, performance, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio 500G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera


Six months after it was first announced, Ricoh has finally released the 500G in the UK. The Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide provides a tough package in terms of build, ease of use and versatility. Image quality is good thanks to a nice lens, fast, accurate...

Build, simple to use, nice wide-angle lens, image quality at lower ISOs, quite probably the perfect family or beach camera, ideal builder’s snapper.

Big and clunky, horrible to look at, image noise at higher ISOs, price, horrible to look at … and did I say it looked horrible?

The Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide provides a tough package in terms of build, ease of use and versatility. Image quality is good thanks to a nice lens, fast, accurate focusing and good metering with the caveat on image noise at higher sensitivities.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide review


A waterproof wide-angle with a rugged build

Waterproof ; 8 megapixels

Don't mistake this for an underwater camera

The tough build and waterproofing will appeal if you spend a lot of time in deserts or swimming pools

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : (

Shockproof and waterproof 8-megapixel camera that's also a barcode scanner and GPS-ready


On January 25, 2008, Ricoh introduced the 8.1 megapixel Ricoh 500SE Digital Camera with integrated barcode scanning capabilities to the US market. Designed for barcode-based workflows that require high-quality images, the 500SE, also known as the Ricoh...

8-megapixel camera with barcode capability, Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, Optional laser scanner, Can survive 3.3-foot drops and 14 degree temperature, IP67 rating (waterproof to 3.3 feet), Works via Bluetooth with GPS receiver, Data-Imaging and...

Fairly expensive, Only QVGA movies

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide


The Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide is an 8 meagpixel (CCD) digital camera that comes in a water, dust and shock resistant casing with a 3x Optical Zoom which widens to the equivalent of 28mm and zoomes to 85mm. Also available is a wide angle conversion lens...

The Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide has a 2.5 inch LCD and an ISO setting of up to 1600. It is water resistant to a depth of 1 meter and will handle being dropped from around that height also

May, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Hanlon (

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide covers even more terrain


June 13, 2006 Over the last few years Ricoh has developed a lucrative niche in the form of the ruggedised digital camera and the latest incarnation of this range for adventurers and extremists will hit the shelves in August. The Caplio 500G Wide is a...

The Caplio 500G Wide boasts the same impressive water resistance as its predecessors, surpassing JIS protection grade 7 performance. In addition to taking pictures in the rain or snow, it is capable of capturing underwater images in depths of up to one...

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