Latest Ricoh camera reviews

Ricoh Theta hands-on: we explore Ricoh's 360-degree, app-controllable camera
Ricoh Theta hands-on: we explore Ricoh's 360-degree, app-controllable camera By Mike Lowe

The Ricoh Theta is a camera with a single purpose: it takes 360-degree panoramas and stitches them into spherical, navigable files within a few seconds. But there's no screen on this device, just two protruding wide-angle lenses that make it look like... Read more

Ricoh GR review
4.0 stars Ricoh GR review By Mike Lowe

There are high-end compact cameras and there are high-end compact cameras. The Ricoh GR most definitely fits into the latter group: there's an APS-C size sensor - the same size as found in many DSLR cameras - paired up with a fixed 28mm equivalent f/2.8... Read more

Ricoh GRD IV
4.0 stars Ricoh GRD IV By William Perceval

The high-end compact camera market has burgeoned in recent years. Ricoh’s ongoing GR Digital series, reviewed here in its latest GRD IV incarnation, is at the forefront of the fixed-lens, medium-size-sensor compact market.It won’t be for everyone... Read more

Ricoh CX4
3.5 stars Ricoh CX4 By Gavin Stoker

Long before Panasonic ever incorporated a larger than standard-at-the-time 3x optical zoom into one of its pocket compacts, Ricoh was doing it to critical plaudits but less mainstream fanfare. The CX4, a fast off the blocks upgrade to the CX3, continues... Read more

Ricoh CX3 compact camera
4.0 stars Ricoh CX3 compact camera By Gavin Stoker

Ricoh might not make the coolest looking digital compacts - in fact, design wise, they're uniformly rather drab. But at least the manufacturer channels its efforts towards where it matters most, namely the cameras' image quality plus useful wide-angle... Read more

Ricoh GXR digital camera
4.5 stars Ricoh GXR digital camera By Gavin Stoker

Ricoh's brave new release in the GXR is a camera of two halves - literally. With the intention of providing a photographic "solution" that will take digital SLR-like professional quality photographs whilst, unlike a DSLR, being small enough to fit in... Read more

Ricoh CX2 digital camera
4.5 stars Ricoh CX2 digital camera By Doug Harman

The Ricoh CX2 is basically the same as the CX1, it looks stylish and is undoubtedly well made; once again we had the black liveried version to test, though silver and a two-tone version with a coloured top plate are available. A simple control layout... Read more

Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera
4.5 stars Ricoh GR Digital Mk III digital camera By Doug Harman

The new Ricoh GR Digital Mk III marks a big step-up from the Mk II, previously the company’s quality compact for the enthusiast or professional needing a decent and pocketable back-up camera. The new camera has high image quality at its core, at least... Read more

Ricoh CX1 compact camera
4.5 stars Ricoh CX1 compact camera By Doug Harman

The Ricoh CX1 looks stylish and is undoubtedly well made once you heft the all metal compact from its box, but looks otherwise unremarkable. The black liveried version we had to test has a rather simple control layout that belies the underlying complexity,... Read more

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera
4.0 stars Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera By Doug Harman

Six months after it was first announced, Ricoh has finally released the 500G in the UK. Ricoh has a lineage of tough cameras and the 500G is the latest and an update of the very similar 400G. Key spec on this model is a very nice 28-85mm, 3x optical zoom... Read more

Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera
3.5 stars Ricoh Caplio R5 digital camera By Doug Harman

My first impressions of the R5 are of a svelte, compact digital compact, its all-metal body is both sturdy and nice to hold thanks to a subtle curve (accentuated by the body styling) on the right side of the body. Out of the box the machine seems to fit... Read more

Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera
4.5 stars Ricoh Caplio R4 digital camera By Doug Harman

The Ricoh Caplio R4 builds on the R-Series range, offering a svelte, well-styled compact digital camera that provides a level of specification and shooting options akin to a much more expensive camera. A new square-pixel type, 6-megapixel sensor provides... Read more

Ricoh GR Digital digital camera
4.5 stars Ricoh GR Digital digital camera By Doug Harman

In October 1996, the Ricoh GR series of 35mm film cameras were born in the shape of the GR1. This camera and its later film bearing GR counterparts were some of the company's first compact cameras aimed at the enthusiast or pro snapper where image quality... Read more

Ricoh Caplio R1v
3.0 stars Ricoh Caplio R1v By Doug Harman

Ricoh has been quietly beavering away building a range of neat, sophisticated digital cameras of which the R1v represents the latest incarnation at the top end of the company’s range. It updates its predecessor the R1 with an extra megapixel of resolution,... Read more

Ricoh Caplio R1
3.5 stars Ricoh Caplio R1 By Doug Harman

If you think you've seen this camera somewhere before, it’s because the spec is virtually identical to Ricoh's Caplio RZ1. This model features a 4.8x, 28-135mm (35mm film camera equivalent) wide-zoom lens. Its brother, the Caplio RZ1, features a slightly... Read more

Ricoh Caplio GX
4.0 stars Ricoh Caplio GX By Mark Goldstein

Launched at the start of May 2004, the Ricoh Caplio GX is the new flagship model in the Ricoh digital camera range. The Ricoh Caplio GX has gained a lot of attention because of its unique combination of a 5-megapixel CCD sensor, wide-angle 28mm lens,... Read more

Ricoh Caplio 400G
4.0 stars Ricoh Caplio 400G By Stuart Miles

The 3.2 megapixel Ricoh Caplio 400G Wide was announced back in March 2004 and has been available since mid-May. It falls into the waterproof category of digital cameras - you can use it underwater at a depth of 1m or less for up to 30 minutes. As a digital... Read more

Ricoh Caplio RX
4.0 stars Ricoh Caplio RX By Mark Goldstein

The Ricoh Caplio RX is the successor to the Caplio G4wide, with Ricoh claiming that the new model is quicker, slimmer, lighter and even easier to use. The Caplio G4wide was released in September of 2003, so it has effectively been replaced by the Caplio... Read more

Ricoh Caplio G3
4.0 stars Ricoh Caplio G3 By Stuart Miles

Sharing the same name as one of the most popular Canon cameras, this Ricoh version isn’t the all-powerful number that its namesake suggests. Instead the Caplio G3 is a entry level three mega pixel camera that offers a host of options and a very fast... Read more