This is the serious enthusiast’s everyday camera. Heck, this could even be the pro’s walkaround camera. The Ricoh Caplio GX–200 is the updated version of the well–received GX–100, a camera that has received positive reviews from discerning photographers.
The GX–200 is mostly the same as the model it replaces, retaining its great features while sporting some new updates:
- 12 megapixel high-performance 1/1.7-inch CCD
- New image processing engine Smooth Imaging Engine III allows for better noise control
- 24 to 72 mm equivalent wide-angle zoom lens with aperture ofv F2.5 (wide) to F4.4 (tele-photo).
- Large, high-resolution 2.7-inch, 460,000-dots HVGA LCD
- Electronic leveling through an acceleration sensor
- Expanded buffer memory allows continuous shooting of up to ?ve images in RAW mode
- Comprehensive flash functions on the GX200 with light intensity adjustment function (-2.0 EV to +2.0 EV), a manual ?ash output control, and a ?ash synchro setting where ?ash timing can be set as 1st or 2nd curtain
- An auto rotate function for image review
- Auto level correction function for controlled shadows and highlights
- Distortion correction function
- Enhanced in–camera image editing functions
Ricoh’s recent models have been known to perform well when used as a black & white camera; the GX–200 is no exception and continues the trend. And the good thing about the GX–200 is that it’s very pocketable thus making it very friendly for casual shooting.
If reviews turn out favorable, I just might get a Ricoh Caplio GX–200 soon. ;)