Review of the world's first compact camera to offer removable electronic
Ricoh announced the GX100 moment, waiting impatiently for my turn to test the house while I look
for in a compact camera. A wide angle lens, but also zoom, RAW support, image estabilizacin
resoluciny a good ride, In addition, the Ricoh Caplio GX100 a good selection of ISO sensitivities.
These things interest me. because I take pictures in low light and love photographing my subjects very
close to an ideal camera on paper.
The first impression is very good. Compact a camera with a good design that takes very good hands
and built of very resistant form. I have my ideal camera in hands? The management is exemplary. The
Ricoh GX100 has a fast start-up and the auto focus works quicker than he thought. In addition, thanks
to the programmable buttons, we find features quickly, among other things. Can I save my favorite
settings in My1 and My2. I am not concerned that the menu is not in my language, in this case, Dutch,
Yes is available in English, the menu in English I already is well.
Images at low ISO sensitivities has very good appearance, among other reasons, due to the excellent
lens with image stabilization. There are few annoying problems with optics, good sharpness, and just a
little overexposure, an excellent performance for a powerful wide-angle. The colour reproduction is
good and low sharpness can be easily corrected in Photoshop. Just to set the camera at ISO 400 or
higher, my enthusiasm turns disappointment. The amount of noise increases rapidly, despite the
powerful noise reduction used by Ricoh. This reduction also causes a reduction in the level of detail
and this does not improve the image, I can understand that this may be the reason for not buying the
camera to a certain group of photographers, those who like to photograph under low light conditions,
you can hardly work with high ISO settings. The image stabilizer helps to remedy some of the
problems, but because the lens is not very fast, we are soon limited.
I've chosen RAW as storage format, even incluso a a regret that the camera back then too slow for jobs
that require more speed, have a camera professional SLR to replace her, which is why I don't care
about the looks; Single meeting to miss the speed in some cases, eventually. In many ways
photography really does not matter. But I have to admit that the prolonged transfer time nervous me at
times. I really hope that Ricoh does something on this aspect, the GR Digital already had the same
The Ricoh Caplio GX100 soon becomes my permanent companion of travel by bicycle or during a
tour of the city, the camera sits in my pocket easily, and with the wide-angle I can photograph what I
want. If I want more I can use the optional lens, although usually stays in the bag that mount it is
complicated and the camera becomes too large. Anyway, the optional viewfinder is connected on the
camera all the time. It provides a good image and take photos looking towards the camera from above
gives a fresh vision of the world.
The Ricoh GX100 has a resolution of 10 Megapixels and this means large files in most cases,
especially when working with RAW, something that I recommend to use all the time. In RAW, we
have many more correction possibilities after taking. A RAW file uses about 14.5 MB, so memory
internal only can be a photo. For this reason we recommend a 2 GB memory card. He would
personally buy a SDHC from 4 or 8 GB. The following table we can see the amount of photos that can
be stored on a Secure Digital 2 GB memory card.
On the other hand, if you photograph with enough light, the Ricoh Caplio GX100 definitely we love,
with its specifications, its management and its quality is almost impossible not to fall in it. Good
design, good management and, if you know escape excellent constraints results; The Ricoh Caplio
GX100 is a unique model of high-end between digital compact cameras, recommended for a special
group of users.