Ricoh Caplio GX8 Digital Camera

Ricoh Updated: 2007-07-04
Ricoh Caplio GX8 Digital Camera

Wide-angle 28-85mm optical 3x zoom
Compact, light and 29mm slim for superior mobility
Aperture Priority and Manual Exposure modes
Higher shooting speed and expanded macro capabilities
Enhanced expandability

It has arrived. A compact digital camera with the power to capture the essence of beauty. The power to bring your vision alive. The Caplio GX8 with 8.24 effective megapixels. Stunning image quality. Vivid colors and deep gradation. For the love of photography.

Awash in early morning sunlight, each tiny cherry blossom petal appears distinct while also forming a lush forest of pink. Shot at wide-angle 28mm, the photograph makes you feel like you're actually there.  F8.1 1/100 ISO: 100 (28mm)

8.24 effective megapixels for vivid image quality.
The Caplio GX8's advanced technology for stunningly vivid photography fits inside a remarkably compact body. The CCD, the camera's core imaging unit, is 8.24 effective megapixels. And Ricoh's superior Smooth Imaging Engine image processing system achieves high-speed processing of high-resolution images while suppressing image noise. Even in large-sized prints, images are vivid and beautifully clean and sharp.

Creative control with Aperture Priority and Manual Exposure.
Bring your creative vision alive in landscapes and portraits with Aperture Priority mode. With precise control over depth of field, you can put beautifully focused attention on a foreground subject, or maintain sharp focus throughout the scene. Also, the Caplio GX8 gives you control over the shutter speed, which ranges in Manual Exposure mode from 1/2000 to 30 seconds.

1/3-EV-step exposure correction for subtle lighting conditions.
Approach scenes with extreme difference in brightness between your subject and the background like a pro. The Caplio GX8 lets you avoid over- or underexposure by making EV adjustments in 1/3 steps within a range of ±2.0EV.

Powerful wide-angle 28-85mm 3x optical zoom.
Wide-angle expression is the forte of Ricoh cameras. The Caplio GX8 takes it to a new level with an optical 3x zoom beginning at wide-angle 28mm. The zoom lens, consisting of 9 elements in 7 groups, ensures adequate peripheral light in wide-angle edges. Four aspherical lenses and four lenses with high refractive index and low dispersion are arranged to ensure well-balanced correction of aberration in all zoom ranges. Photographers have never encountered such advanced optical performance in a digital camera so compact.

High-speed response: approx. 0.10-second shutter release time lag.
The Caplio GX8 fires fast. A Hybrid AF system keeps shutter release time lag down to approximately 0.10 seconds (without focus lock engaged). The camera also powers up quickly: in about 1.3 seconds. After a shot, you're ready for your next one in as little as 1.7 seconds. Keep shooting in full 8.24-effective-megapixel Fine mode until you've filled the camera's memory card.

The Caplio's 1cm macro has a reputation for inspiring creativity.
Ricoh technology puts the art of macro photography at your fingertips. With the lens set at wide angle and autofocus engaged, you can shoot from as close as 1cm from your subject (10cm away in telemacro mode). By measuring and optimizing performance for subject size and contrast, the Caplio GX8 provides focus precision. See a world beyond the naked eye and capture it.

AF Target Selection expands macro-shooting possibilities.
With AF Target Selection, you can fix the camera on a tripod and shift the focus point to areas outside the center of the frame.

Internal flash with macro shooting.
For macro shooting with flash, you can shoot as close as 15cm from your subject without worrying about white out. Just zoom out to telemacro mode and shoot with the internal flash on.

Six scene modes make getting the right shot easy.
Six scene modes—Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Scene, Text and High Sensitivity—allow you to create the impression you want at a turn of a dial.

Three continuous shooting modes: regular, S-continuous, M-continuous.
Multiply your chances of getting the perfect shot with regular continuous mode. The Caplio GX8 will fire continuously for as long as you press down the shutter button. Two more continuous modes enhance your control in other ways. In S-continuous mode, a press of the shutter button fires 16 shots in approximately 2 seconds and stores them in a single file. M-continuous mode memorizes the last 16 shots in an approximately 2-second file. Good for capturing continuous motion sequences, these modes enable you to analyze your golf swing, etc. Each shot can be displayed large on the monitor and you can playback the entire sequence as animation.