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15th September 2005
Ricoh unveils the Caplio RR530
Release Issued by Ricoh:

A stylish 5.0 Megapixel digital camera for stunning pictures with trouble-free operation.

Perfect combination of quality and compact size.
Caplio RR530 back
Northampton 15th September 2005 - Ricoh is delighted to announce the release of the Caplio RR530 - a compact 5.0 megapixel, digital camera that makes the joy of digital photography accessible even to novice users.

The Caplio RR530 is the latest addition to the popular, award-winning Ricoh Caplio series, whose high performance, excellent value and style has won favour with digital photographers around the world. The RR530 consistently produces stunning, crystal-clear images that mark it out from the other cameras in its class. Boasting a 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom for a combined 12x zoom, the RR530 is equipped to capture a wide range of scenes.

Weighing in at just 130g*, the Caplio RR530’s stylish, compact body fits easily into your palm and your pocket. The RR530 makes taking quality photos easier than ever before – it really is as simple as “point and shoot”. With this little smoothie, even absolute beginners will find digital photography a breeze. For those who wish to get a little more creative, the RR530’s Mode dial enables the user to choose a movie mode or four scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sports or Night. What’s more, the brightness of the 1.8-inch LCD monitor is easily adjusted, meaning your images can be viewed clearly in any light. Transferring photos to your PC is fast and simple with the RR530’s USB connector. The handy 12 MB internal memory means the RR530 is ready to shoot straight out of the box, but it also supports an optional SD Memory card, a popular and widely used storage medium.

If you are looking for a stylish, compact digital camera, look no further than the Caplio RR530!
It will introduce you the world of digital photography.

* Without batteries, Hand strap and SD Memory card
Major Features of the Caplio RR530:
5.0 megapixel CCD delivers high image quality.
Prints even as large as A4 turn out bright and sharp, full of rich detail from Caplio RR530 photos

Optical 3x zoom, plus digital 4x zoom.
Optical 3x zoom offers you long reach for most scenes. When you need to go further, use the digital 3x zoom for a total of 12x zoom.

Movie and four scene modes.
Your Caplio RR530 records movie, plus has four scene modes that provide the best effect according to the type of subject.

Get in as close as 6cm with macro.
Enter the world of macro photography with detailed close-ups of flowers and other tiny objects.

Internal 12MB memory and SD Memory Card compatible.
The Caplio RR530 features 12MB of internal memory. To expend the capacity, just insert an SD Memory Card (sold separately).

Accepts regular AA batteries.
With easy-to-find AA batteries, you can keep shooting. Perfect for whenever you’re on the move.

Everything you need by a computer.
Connect your camera to a computer with the USB cable then enhance photos and even create panorama images with our software.

Price and Availability:
The Caplio RR530 will be available from October. RRP £129.99 inc

For further details on the Caplio RR530 or any other products in the Ricoh range: Website:


CCD Effective 5.0 million square pixels (5.2 million pixels), 1/2.5-inch primary colour CCD
Lens Focal length f5.4 -16.2 (equivalent to 32-96mm for 35mm cameras) Brightness (F value) F 2.8 (W)-4.8 (T)
Zoom Optical 3x zoom (up to 12x zoom when combined with digital zoom)
Object Distance approx. 0.5m-8, Macro: approx. 0.06m-8 (Wide), approx. 0.35m-8 (Telephoto)
Shutter 1-1/2000 sec.
Recording Format Compressed: JPEG (Exif ver. 2.2) DCF compliant, DPOF support AVI (Motion JPEG Format compliant)
Recording Media SD Memory Card (3.3V 32 - 512MB), Internal Memory (12MB)
Resolution (pixels) 2560 x 1920,2048 x 1536,1280 x 960,640 x 480 320 x 240
Recording Mode Still (Program, Auto), Scene Mode (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Scene), Movie
Picture Mode Fine/Normal/Economy
Storage Capacity (No .of Pictures) (Internal 12MB Memory) 2560x 1920(F:4,N:8,E:17), 2048x1536(F:6,N:13,E:27) 1280x960(F:17,N:33,E:64), 640x480(F:64,N:128,E:257)
Storage Capacity (Time) (Internal 12MB Memory) 56 seconds (320x240)
ISO Sensitivity AUTO/64,100,200,400,800
Flash* Auto/ Red-Eye Reduction/ Mandatory Flash/ Flash Off Flash Range: approx. 0.6m-2.4m (Wide), approx. 0.6m-2.1m (Telephoto)
Focus Auto Focus, Macro, Infinity
Exposure Compensation Manual Compensation (+2.0~-2.0EV in 0.3EV steps)
White Balance Auto/ Fixed (Daylight, Cloudy, Sunset, Tungsten, Fluorescent)
LCD Monitor 1.8 inch TFT LCD (approx. 130,000 pixels
Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom finder
Self Timer Operating Time: approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec./10+2 sec.
PC Interface USB1.1 (supported by Windows98/98SE/2000/Me/XP, or Mac OS 9.0 or higher with built-in USB port)
AV Interface AV Out
Video Signal Method NTSC/PAL switchable
Battery AA alkaline or Rechargeable battery x2
Shooting Capacity* Based on CIPA Standard: using AA alkaline, approx. 80 pictures
Dimensions (W x D x H) 91.0mm(W) x 27.0mm(D) x 61.0mm(H)
Weight Approx. 130g (without batteries, Hand strap, SD Memory card)
Operating Temperature 0~40 ?

*: Battery performance was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions and the brand of the battery.

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