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Comparison of Canon PowerShot A700 and Ricoh Caplio R4 [S]ave

Canon PowerShot A700

Ricoh Caplio R4
ModelCanon PowerShot A700Ricoh Caplio R4
Manufacturer url
Model numberA700R4
Camera formatMid-SizedCompact
Tripod mount+-
Length (mm)9595
Width (mm)4326
Height (mm)6753
Weight (g)200165
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)66
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.052.05
Aspect ratio4:34:3
Color filter type-RGBG
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2272 x 1704(3.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2816 x 1584(4.5 mp 16:9)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2784 x 1856(5.2 mp 3:2)
  • 2816 x 2112(5.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
  • jpeg (exif 2.21)
  • tiff (mmr system itu-t.6)
Continuous-mode (fps)1.2-
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
  • 640x480
  • 160x120
  • 320x240
Image Storage
Movie file formatAVI (Motion JPEG)AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG)
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Video usable as viewfinder+-
Lens and Optics
LensCanon Zoom LensRicoh Zoom Lens
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 210.0028.00 - 200.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)8.006.00 - 33.00
Zoom ratio (x)67.14
Aperture range (f)0.12 - 0.360.21 - 0.30
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5530
Macro focus range (cm)1 - 55-
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 3.6
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeContrast Detect-
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus++
ViewfinderOptical / LCDLCD
Viewfinder typeReal-image optical zoom-
Focus peaking--
Eye-level viewfinder+-
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.52.5
Rear display resolution (dots)115,000114,000
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)10-
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • custom
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • fluorescent h
  • tungsten
  • auto
  • daylight
  • fluorescent
  • manual
  • overcast
  • tungsten light
  • tungsten light 2
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 151/2000 - 8
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (frame is fixed to the center or linked to the AF frame)Multi (256 segments), Center weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure+-
Aperture priority+-
Shutter priority+-
Full manual exposure+-
Creative exposure modesPortrait, Landscape, NightScene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Indoor, Kids& Pets, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, ColorSwapPortrait, Sports, Distant Landscape Night Scene, Text, High Sensitivity, Zoom Macro, Skew correction
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 2
  • 10
Time lapse (intervalometer)-+
High resolution composite--
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto w/ red-eye reduction
  • flash off
  • flash on
  • flash on w/ red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • flash off
  • mandatory flash
  • red-eye reduction
  • slow synchro
Flash range descriptionNormal: 1.8-11.0 ft./55cm-3.5m (W), 1.8-8.2 ft./55cm-2.5m (T) Macro: 1-1.8 ft./30-55cm (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)Wide: 0.2m-2.4m; Tele: 0.14m-1.8m
Flash exposure compensation+/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps-
Usable memory types
  • s
  • s
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Uncompressed format-
  • tiff (mmr system itu-t.6)
Included memory (MB)026
Included memory type-built-in memory
Built-in wi-fi--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 1.1
Pictbridge compliant+-
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
  • dc in
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)2.18-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)1.2-
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)999-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.53-
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)0.68-
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.37-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.07-
Startup time (s)2.4-
Play -> record time (s)1.7-
Flash cycle time, full power (s)11.5-
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)400-
Battery form factor2 x AAProprietary DB-60
Usable battery types
  • alkaline disposable
  • ni-mh rechargeable
  • lithium ion rechargeable
Batteries included2 x AA Alkaline disposable-
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Included software
  • digital camera solution cd-rom
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows

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