Feeds
75%
ricoh_caplio_r5_tn

Ricoh Caplio R5 7.2Mp compact digital camera

7.1x optical zoom in a compact format

Security for virtualized datacentres

The top of the R5 is home to the push-and-hold power switch and the two-stage shutter release button. On the right-hand edge is a standard type mini USB connector, an AV output jack, a micro-speaker and lanyard loop. The standard bundle includes an AV cable with dual phono connectors that carry video and mono audio signals.

Ricoh_Caplio_R5_bundle

Ricoh has updated the 2.5in LCD they used on the R4 increasing its resolution by about 50 per cent from 150,000 pixels to 230,000 pixels. The result is a cleaner image with better gradations though the improvement isn't as momentous as you'd perhaps imagine it to be. I found manual focusing to be marginally easier on the newer screen but still too difficult to be used reliably. That said it's still a feature I'd sooner have than not. The screen seemed very sensitive to the internal electronics and would often flicker and distort as the camera worked. Despite the lack of any anti-reflective coating a tactically placed hand made for acceptable use even in bright sunlight.

The main control buttons lie in a column of four below the zoom lever. Top button of the four is the image and video playback button. Below that is the quick adjust button allowing one-touch access to exposure compensation at plus or minus two stops, white balance with its five presets plus auto and manual and finally sensitivity which can be set to ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 plus auto. Only the white balance settings are available when in video mode.

Next down is the self timer button which conjures up the customary two or ten second delay. This button serves double duty working as a delete button when used in playback mode.

ricoh_caplio_r5_zoom_mid
Click for full size image

The bottom button of the four is the display button which toggles the display information through four states, regular shooting mode, 'rule of thirds' grid overlay, standard shooting mode screen plus live histogram display. The final option is display off, great for when the battery is low, but a little hit-and-miss when you factor in the total absence of an optical viewfinder to use in its place.

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.