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Ricoh Caplio R5 - Test Shots - Full Res Crops

By Cliff Smith



Our Score:


A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.



1/12th, f/4.8, ISO 64

At the lowest ISO setting the image is, as one should expect, clear and noise free.


1/15th, f/4.8, ISO 100

Just 1/3rd of a stop faster at 100 ISO the image is still completely noise free.


1/30th, f/4.8, ISO 200

At 200 ISO the image is noise free, but there is some evidence of noise reduction at work.


1/60th, f/4.8, ISO 400

At 400 ISO there is some detail reduction due to noise reduction, and just a faint speckling of noise. The contrast level is lower too.


1/125th, f/4.8, ISO 800

At 800 ISO there is significant loss of fine detail and the image looks slightly soft, but is relatively noise free and would print well.


1/250th, f/4.8, ISO 1600

At the maximum ISO setting there is noise right across the image, but it is smooth and well controlled with little colour distortion. This image is quite usable.



May 9, 2013, 9:43 pm

Mine gradually went wrong until it finally jammed up completely after only 7 months. I certainly won't ever be buying another Ricoh camera!

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