Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Ricoh R8B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Ricoh R8B. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the lens and portability are overall positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback. Opinions about the shutter and sensor are different, and many are critical about the viewfinder and image stabilizer.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, lens

reliability, focus, flash, stabilizer , viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh R8B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 58 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 50 of 58 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (8)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Ricoh R8B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Ricoh R8B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and price. The zoom and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and image quality. Reviews about the lens and usability are different.

size, portability, zoom, price, performance

image quality, reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Ricoh R8B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Ricoh R8B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Ricoh Caplio's R series undergoes complete redesign

Design, Protruding mode dial, 460k pixel LCD, Dynamic range

Aggressive noise reduction, Fringing, Over-sharpening

Every six months a new R series compact seems to appear, often delivering few improvements on its predecessor. But Ricoh has gone a step further with the R8 in completely redesigning the body, and while the extra bulk may be off-putting at first, the...

May, 2008

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The Ricoh R8 is a compact camera with impressive features, a wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, 10 megapixel sensor, and a high resolution 2.7 inch screen.

Good image quality ; Great wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens ; CCD-shift image stabilisation helps with zoom and low light ; Excellent high resolution 2.7" screen ; Excellent macro mode ; Images are sharp ...

The Ricoh R8 looks and feels great, and is capable of taking some great photos. The camera has a sharp wide angle 7.1x optical zoom lens, and is almost ultra compact, similar in size to other ultra compact cameras such as the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Review: Ricoh Caplio R8 digital camera

 

An updated design with excellent ease of use and reasonable pictures

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Ricoh is a camera manufacturer that tends to swim against the stream, not only in terms of product range but also in the way it schedules its product announcements. While all the big boys announced their new toys just before or right at PMA in Las...

Very compact body for the zoom range ; Good lens with a very versatile zoom range ; Sharp and detailed results at low ISO (although some artifacts visible 'up close') ; Effective macro mode ; Good responsiveness and overall speed (although focus slows...

Very slow focus and focus hunting in low light ; Face Detection unreliable and only available as a shooting mode ; Ineffective image stabilization system, not available in movie mode ; Zoom and focus pretty noisy ; White balance under artificial light...

I can honestly say that I very much enjoyed using the Ricoh R8 while working on this review but I'll also quote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who once wrote: 'There is strong shadow where there is much light'. So, if you are thinking about purchasing an...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Trenholm (cnet.com.au)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The Ricoh R8 may lack traditional manual controls, but it's still endlessly customisable even with a dead simple button and menu layout. The large screen, wide angle lens and long zoom make it worthwhile twiddling the menus to overcome some image issues.

Endlessly tweakable ; Clean, accessible design ; Large screen ; Generous wide-angle zoom lens

No full manual control

Although we miss actual control over the aperture and shutter, the Ricoh R8 allows you to wield an enormous amount of power over your images. There are a huge amount of customisable options, with the emphasis on acessibility as opposed to dumbing down....

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : jonathanb (dcamerareview.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The Ricoh Caplio R8 is a 10 megapixel compact digital camera featuring a 2.7 inch 460,000-pixel HVGA LCD, and a 7.1x optical wide angle zoom (28-200 mm in 35 mm focal length). The Ricoh R8 also features dual vibration correction … Continue reading →

Ricoh's popular and powerful macro functions are included, enabling shooting of objects as close as 1 cm with wide macro and as close as 25 cm with telemacro.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Easy to use, quick, good quality images, good backup camera, good size.

Not full manual, but close with storable presets.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

The build quality and features

No RAW format, no manual mode and no in-camera battery charger

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Excellent zoom and macro, which were main reasons I purchased.

The navigation button more difficult to use than on a previous Caplio model I had.

May, 2008

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Ricoh Caplio R8

 

Easy to use, quick, good quality images, good backup camera, good size

Not full manual, but close with storable presets

May, 2008
1
2

Price comparison for Ricoh R8B

No prices for this product

Top 5 Digital Cameras