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Ricoh Caplio R4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Ricoh Caplio R4. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and lens. The performance and zoom also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and viewfinder get critical reviews, while there are some mixed comments about the image quality.

portability, zoom, performance, lens, size

flash, shutter, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Ricoh Caplio R4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the durability and glare are generally positive. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the usability.

portability, zoom, performance, glare, durability


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera


The Ricoh Caplio R4 builds on the R-Series range, offering a svelte, well-styled compact digital camera that provides a level of specification and shooting options akin to a much more expensive camera. A new square-pixel type, 6-megapixel sensor...

Styling, good metering and colour capture, superb specification and lens, excellent auto white balance performance

No optical viewfinder, fingers cover flash in use, excessive noise at highest sensitivity setting

The Ricoh Caplio R4 houses a class leading lens with a sophisticated feature set that not only works but works very well indeed. Despite a couple of niggles the benefits easily outweigh them. True versatility, excellent optics and a wide range of...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Ricoh Caplio R4 review


Can the R4 avoid the criticism levelled at its predecesor?

Excellent macro feature

Some image noise at higher ISOs

The Ricoh R4 performs admirably and it's a good improvement on its predecessor

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Michael Haynes (

Ricoh Caplio R4


Ricoh has never been afraid to be different, but the Caplio R4 sees the company plunging firmly into the mainstream.

This is a good camera with a far-reaching lens and fast startup times, but it's up against some tough competition. While many of the ingredients are right, they're often a little raw.

Jul, 2006

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Ricoh Caplio R4


Announced on the 23rd of Febuary 06, the Ricoh Caplio R4 is a new 6 megapixel update to the Ricoh Caplio R3 - it has a 7.1x optical zoom lens - this is impressive considering that the camera is roughly the same size as other cameras with only a 3x...

Very compact and stylish with a solid metal body (will easily fit in pockets) ; Built in Vibration Reduction image stabilisation helps acheive blur free low-light / zoom photos ; 2.5" screen, with 150,000 pixels ; 7.1x optical zoom lens ; Very fast...

The Ricoh Caplio R4 is a minor update to the Ricoh Caplio R3, with a higher resolution 6 megapixel sensor, a higher resolution screen, and longer battery life. I suspect that there have been more improvements made in the background as the camera seems...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by (

Ricoh Caplio R4


7.1x zoom range.; 28mm wide angle.; Excellent image quality.; Vibration correction is very effective.; High quality LCD screen with a good anti-reflective coating.; Very responsive for a compact

Noise at ISO800

May, 2006

Expert review by (

Ricoh Caplio R4


The Ricoh R4 performs admirably and its a good improvement on its predecessor. Aesthetically pleasing, the handling is straightforward with easy access to a number of shooting modes and the long zoom is excellent. There is some image noise at higher...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Ricoh Caplio R4 - Digital SLR Reviews


Ricoh's 6 megapixel R4 offers a 7.1x optical lens, first seen on the R3 and a (35mm equivalent ) zoom of 28-200mm....

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (

Ricoh Caplio R4


Continuing the trend they set with the stylish Caplio R3, Ricoh's new model, the Caplio R4, offers something a little different to the competition. Su...

Stylish design, Huge zoom, Low noise

Picture quality was adequate

The R4 is a sophisticated compact with a big zoom that performs more than adequately in most regards.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Kim Fong (

Ricoh Caplio R4


The Ricoh Caplio R4 is a great point and shoot camera with impressive zoom capabilities, but it's not for those with large fingers or tight jeans pockets.

Impressive optical zoom ; Wide angle lens ; Easy operation ; Large 2.5\" LCD

Buttons can be cumbersome ; Bulky compared to some compacts ; Software lacks simplicity

Picture quality is good and with the various scene modes, you can maximise the colour and details of your subject.

Jun, 2006

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Ricoh Caplio R4 Review


The Ricoh Caplio R4 is a very compact 6 megapixel digital camera with a massive 7x optical zoom lens that is equivalent to 28-200mm on a 35mm camera. Most cameras of this size offer a 3x or at...

Jul, 2006

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