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Ricoh launch the Caplio RZ1 a 4.0 megapixel digital camera

Ricoh launch the Caplio RZ1 a 4.0 megapixel digital camera - Digital model with a 35mm wide-angle, 3x optical zoom lens in a 25mm super slim body.

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Ricoh launch the Caplio RZ1 a 4.0 megapixel digital cameraRicoh's 4.0 megapixel RZ1 digital camera combines an outstanding 35mm lens and a 3x optical zoom lens in a super slim 25mm body. On the performance side, the Caplio RZ1 incorporates technologies that Ricoh claim professional photographers will appreciate outstanding 1cm macro technology, and the combination of a 4.0 megapixel CCD and Ricohs unique image processor while offering user-friendly functionality that is sure to capture the hearts of all photo enthusiasts. The Caplio RZ1 offers all these and many other features at a surprisingly reasonable price.


Main Features
4.0 megapixel CCD and Ricoh's unique image professor ensure quality images
A superb 4.0 megapixel CCD and the "smooth imaging engine," Ricoh's unique image processor, ensure sharp, rich colours and clean high-quality images even in large printed formats. This outstanding processor also shortens image-processing speed and contributes to power saving.

Incorporating Ricoh's superior 1cm "wide" macro mode
Be it the smallest detail of a flower petal or the intricate pattern of a butterflys wings, Ricohs impressive 1cm macro technology is designed to take close-up shots from a distance of just 1cm. The AF target shift function conveniently allows the user to pan around the image and locate the desired focus point with the operation of a button instead of moving the camera. This is especially helpful when using a tripod. With a little creativity, almost anyone can create professional-looking macro images with the Caplio RZ1. In telemacro mode, a built-in flash for shots as close as 16cm highlights objects while protecting against any unwanted whiteout effects to ensure sharp, clear macro shots.

Three power source options offer greater efficiency and reliability
The Caplio RZ1 offers greater power efficiency and reliability with three power source options. No more missing precious photo opportunities while recharging batteries or when running out of batteries without a backup on hand. In addition to the long-life lithium ion rechargeable battery (optional) or the AC adapter (optional), the Caplio RZ1 features the unique ability to switch to AA size alkaline batteries or nickel metal hydride batteries that are widely available in stores when the occasion demands it. The Caplio RZ1 can shoot as many as 500 images* between recharges when using the lithium ion rechargeable battery, and up to 200 images* when using AA alkaline batteries.

* Under normal usage conditions (50% flash and zoom usage, LCD on, 30 seconds between shots, reviews of all photos)

Specifications
CCD 4.19 million pixels (effective 4.06 million)
RESOLUTION Still: 2304x1728 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480
Text: 2304x1728 / 1280x960
Motion: 320x240, 160x120
RECORDING MEDIUM Internal 12MB / SD Memory card, Multi-Media card
FOCAL LENGTH 5.6 to 16.8mm (35-105mm equiv.)
SHOOTING RANGE Approx. 0.3m-Infinity (Macro: Approx. 0.01m-Infinity)
Telemacro: Approx. 0.16m-Infinity
RECORDING MODE Still / Motion / Continuous / S-Continuous / M-Continuous / Scene (Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Text, Night Scene, High-sensitivity)
PICTURE MODE Fine / Normal
SHUTTER Still: 8, 4, 2, 1 - 1/2000sec.
Motion: 1/30 - 1/2000sec.
ISO SENSITIVITY Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800
MONITOR DISPLAY 1.8" TFT LCD
BUILT-IN FLASH Auto / On / Slow Synchro / Off / Red-Eye Reduction
FOCUS Auto Focus / Manual Focus / Fixed Focus (snapshot)
EXPOSURE MODE Multi Light Metering (256 segments), Center-weighted, Spot
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT Manual Exposure Compensation (+/- 2.0 EV in 1/3EV steps)
WHITE BALANCE Auto / Fixed (Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, One Push)
INTERFACES PC: USB / Video Out
BATTERY AA-size Dry Alkaline batteries, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (option)
WEIGHT Approx. 150g (excluding battery, SD Memory Card, hand strap)
DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 102.0 x 56.5 x 25.0mm (excluding projections)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Caplio RZ1 Standard Package Contents
USB Cable, Video Cable, Software CD (Win/Mac), AA Alkaline batteries (2) and Instruction manual

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