Ricoh Caplio R6 - Test Shots – Full Res Crops

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”A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and in some case 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.”


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My usual detail comparison shot, the main window of Exeter cathedral. See below for a full-size crop of this image.


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Compare this 100 percent crop with test shots from other seven-megapixel cameras. The R6 produces a good level of detail, although there are a few compression artefacts.


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Despite its unique specification and compact size, the R6’s lens produces very little barrel distortion. However compare this to the Panasonic TZ2.


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This is a 100-percent crop from the corner of the above image, showing the degree of corner sharpness. There is a little purple fringing around the highlight.


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Shooting deliberately into the sunlight, the Ricoh’s exposure meter has coped admirably, maintaining plenty of shadow detail.


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This is a crop from the image above. There is no purple fringing around the high contrast edge of the statue.


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