Bought a Ricoh Caplio R6 on the 1st Aug 2007 from Simple Gadgets. After approx 2 week whilst on Holiday the camera stopped working and would not turn off leaving lens sticking out!On return from my Holiday I sent the Camera Back and it was replaced without question.I continued to use the Camera until once again in August whilst on Holiday it stopped working again! this time it wouldn't focus.As luck had it buying from Simply Gadgets game me an 18 month Warrany!! so I have now sent it back once again.The Camera takes fantastic pictures but I have to question it reliability not a patch on my old Olympus!
The R6 continues where the R5 left off with some notable features. The Zoom switch has been relocated to be operated by the forefinger. One feature I really appreciate is the LED for low light shooting. Dual size recording help you save 2 files each shot. The slimmer body makes storage more pleasing. Battery life is very good. Ricoh's close up capability is second to none. There are more "scene modes" compared to the R5. However, moving the movie mode further into the system is unwise.
The Caplio R6 features a 7.1x wide zoom and high performance CCD-shift vibration correction. Vibration Correction eliminates the shake from hand movement, which is the main cause of blurred images. The Caplio R6 also incorporates advancements over its predecessor with new features such as a slim body and a face recognition mode that automatically recognizes the subject's face or faces and records the image at the optimal settings. In addition to functional advancements, the Caplio R6 adopts the Caplio R5's design image while creating an anticipation of high performance through new design features. Those features include generous use of metal to house the lens, a distinctive strap attachment, and curves on the top. The Caplio R6 also features improved feel of robustness and texture.