Ricoh Caplio R5 settings

paulbton

Standard Member
I have a Ricoh Caplio R5 and like to take pics at concerts but at low light its hard to hold the camera still to get a clear picture.
Do I need a new camera or are there settings I can use to help?
 

SevloW

Well-known Member
When it came out in 2006 the R5 was highly rated, however looking at one review it states :-

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Ricoh proves once again that it can match and often exceed anything its rivals can produce. The Caplio R5 has a unique specification, combining wide angle and long telephoto abilities, effective image stabilisation and a usable high ISO setting, with good image quality and outstanding performance. Its only weak point is its poor low light focusing ability.
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So whilst it provides excellent results under decent lighting conditions - it would appear af focusing in low light is the main problem.
Looks like you may need to upgrade, if your keen on concert photography
 
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SevloW

Well-known Member
The Fuji FinePix F80EXR has good reviews and they suggest that low light performance is good. Amazon have it for around £146, Dixon's for £149.

I have no experience with it though. Maybe others will be able to suggest some models.
 
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