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Ricoh RDC-5300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and performance. The price and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery. Comments about the reliability and size are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh RDC-5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Adele Dyer (What PC?)

Ricoh RDC-5300


With over two million pixels on its CCD and 3X zoom, the Ricoh is certainly well specified. But does it cut the mustard on image quality?

Jonson's Photopia 01782 753322

Dec, 1999

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Ricoh RDC-5300


With the look and feel of a 35-mm range finder, the RDC-5300 combines advanced design with a limited feature set. The on/off slider switch protects both the LCD and the 3X auto-focus lens. The contoured nonslip grip makes holding and shooting easy and...

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Ricoh RDC-5300


The Ricoh RDC-5300 is a 2.3 megapixel camera with an image resolution of 1792 x 1200, 896 x 600 or 640 x 480 (digital zoom mode only). It is an upgraded RDC-5000 with a F3.2 3X optical zoom lens covering the 35mm equivalent range of 38-114mm. Common with

Jun, 1999

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Digital Cameras - Ricoh RDC-5300 Digital Camera Review


With its sturdy design and good physical protection when shut down, the RDC-5300 offers convenient pocketability with carefree operation. Exposure modes like Time-Lapse, Soft focus, Slow Shutter and Monochrome expand your creative options without...

Jan, 2000

Expert review by : George Schaub (

First Look The Ricoh RDC 5300


The digital camera market has seen a lot of new introductions lately, many of which are in the 3.3Mp family. There have also been many introductions of cameras with less pixel power, all priced accordingly. Along with this range of prices and pixel...

The RDC-5300 does not pack the pixels of the latest generation of digital cameras recently announced and coming out sometime this summer. If you want a 3.3Mp digital camera then wait it out. But the 2.3Mp chip in the Ricoh camera delivers startlingly...

Jun, 2000

Expert review by : Dc Resource (

Expert Review


Not too long ago, Ricoh came out with an entry in the 2.3 Mpixel digital camera market, the RDC-5000. Jeff Keller reviewed it in June, and already the folks at Ricoh have come out with its successor, the RDC-5300. The 5300 has apparently supplanted the...

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Reading the manual pays off


UPDATE: This camera is now defunct. It began after two years of moderate use, about 1500 pictures. The camera just began shutting off. At first, it was an occasional event, but it eventually became a real problem. It would shut off just after I took ...

An incredible camera at a great price with many features.

A few minor gripes, but nothing to dissuade someone from purchasing. Lifespan.

Jan, 2002

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Ricoh RD-5300


We needed a digital camera at work and since I owned my own (a Ricoh RD-4300) I was elected to choose own for the office. We use the camera to document failures or wear of our products so we needed to be able to document hairline cracks and other tiny...

Great resolution, super macro feature, Easy to use

No manual focus with super macro, Horrible battery life using lcd screen

Jul, 2001

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Just Say No To Ricoh


When I got the Ricoh 5300 home and tried to connect the USB port to my G-4 Mac I ran into trouble. First, the USB portal is behind a rubber "door" which flops down instead of having hinges. This is a flimsy set up. Then I had to load some...

Good Resolution, 3x zoom,

Needs a "firmware" update from manufacturer before it will interface with Mac.

Apr, 2001

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A Pleasant Surprise


About two years ago I became interested in purchasing a digital camera. I spent time researching and trying them out and decided that the technology was just not quite there yet. Recently the urge to find a digital camera reappeared. Both my partner...

Easy to Use, Fantastic Image Quality

I honestly don't feel like there are any!

Oct, 2000

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