Ricoh has added the new Caplio R6 to its family of wide-zoom compact cameras.


March 6, 2007: Ricoh has added the new Caplio R6 to its family of wide-zoom compact cameras.
Featuring a 7.2-megapixel imager and 7.1x optical zoom lens (28-200mm equivalent), the Caplio R6 comes with the latest facial recognition technology, which can detect up to four faces in portrait shots and automatically adjust focus and exposure to ensure better image quality. It also includes a new over-exposure detection system called White Saturation Highlight Display, which identifies over-exposed areas of an image and then illuminates these areas on the LCD view screen enabling users to compensate exposure in-camera before critical image detail is lost in the shot. A re-designed CCD-shift vibration correction mechanism detects and compensates for camera shake and allows the zoom lens to operate faster and more quietly. It’s easily operated via the toggle ring surrounding the ‘capture’ button.
File management within the camera has also been improved with a new dual size recording mode which instantaneously creates images in both high and low resolution for printing and emailing. An improved batch deletion system allows the selection of multiple files for deletion, rather than one or all and a new file recovery mode prevents users from inadvertently erasing precious photos. Two personalised ‘Favourite’ settings can be accessed via a button near the view-finder, while the icon-driven menu accesses the camera’s long list of functions. Power on, focus and shoot take less than a second, with focus and shoot in under 0.1 second.
The Caplio R6 carries an RRP of $599. For full product details, visit Stockist information is available by phone on 1300 363 741.