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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:00 pm 
As we say here in Oz… Am I barking up the wrong tree? Ricoh Caplio GX100 or R6 or is there a better small camera?

Looking to buy a new compact digital camera and seek your advice.

I need regular great outdoor shots (work & travel to Dubai for study tour 200+ images)
Family portrait shots (low light image stabilisation)
I love the idea of a compact that is kept on belt to capture issues when working so a SLR is out of the question. The reason I have chosen these two cameras, not because of the brand but because both have received such great reviews here in Australia. I am looking for a slim camera that I can carry on my belt. Money is not the issue, more the quality of the images and what the camera can do.
History- Did have a Sony T1 but after 2 years screen is dead and will cost more to fix than a new one, also the cost of peripherals, battery life and image quality was disappointing. Previously a Nikon Swivel type Dig Cam which I loved.

Thanks in advance.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:31 pm 
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In case you hadn't spotted it here is a new review of the Ricoh Caplio GX100 at Digital Photography Review. Expensive, aren't they.


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 Post subject: Thanks Bob
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:50 pm 
No I have not seen it and it makes a piont that the lens is great for shots of Interiors and landscapes .... RAW etc... Im not fussed on the additional small viewfinder.

What appeals is the quality / small footprint. What I have to get my head around is cost (double the R6) if the quality of picture can be justified?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:59 pm 
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Hi MasterBuilder, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

I haven't tested either Ricoh model, so can't say, but the compacts which we have tested and can recommend are here: ... mera.shtml


PS - Look out for a review of the Panasonic FX30 coming very soon!

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