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Ricoh Caplio R40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and lens are overall positive. The zoom and size also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the durability. There are some critical comments about the shutter.

portability, size, zoom, lens, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh Caplio R40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The R40 is a great compact model. It doesn't offer anything really innovative, but the solid image quality combined with a wide angle lens and a larger than normal zoom make it a nice choice

Well balanced shots, Wide angle lens, Looks great

Nothing of note

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (

Ricoh Caplio's R40 6 megapixel digital camera


Ricoh Caplio just announced their new R40 digital camera. This 6 megapixel followup to their 5 megapixel R30 features a 5.7x optical wide zoom (28-160mm 35mm equiv) double retracting lens, 2.5-inch LCD, 350 shot battery, and virtually non-existant 0.09...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Ricoh Caplio R40


The Ricoh Caplio R40 is a 6 megapixel digital camera with a 2.5 inch LCD screen and 5.7x Optical Zoom lens. It has the ability to shoot in macro mode at up to 1cm and has the battery power to take around 350 shots without charging. Following are some...

It has the ability to shoot in macro mode at up to 1cm and has the battery power to take around 350 shots without charging

May, 2006

Consumer review (



I have had my Richo R40 for about 3-4 years now and it's still going wonderfully. The video function is a little grainy, but I didn't want it for video anyway, I have a video camera for that. It manages to take photos in fairly low light and the macro...

Light and small. Takes fantastic photos. Great battery life. Good zoom.

None realy. I love it.

Jan, 2010

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The r40 started out as the bullet proof camera I was after while traveling through europe, then the issues began. Firstly with close to a full gig of photos on the memory the camera lagged big time when accessing the review photo menu, secondly the...

quality feel, huge optical zoom for such a small camera, long battery life.

durability when traveling.

Oct, 2007

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We had a Canon powershort before and this camera is just as easy to use but is smaller and more economical because of the rechargeable battery. Whenever I went to use the old powershort the batteries would either be dead or within minutes of use would...

small but large screen for it's size, macro function is great for close ups, love the rechargeable battery and it does last a very long time

the video function is quite often grainy

Jun, 2007

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This camera is cute, light, can fit in your pocket and best of all it takes the photo in an instant. You don't have to wait a few seconds before the photo is taken. Good price. Photos come out great. I am really happy with this camera.

Small compact, lightweight, Instant photos

Jun, 2007

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