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Ricoh Capilio offers webcam functionality


November 11, 2003

Wednesday November 12, 2003

Pocket portability, video capture and built in web-cam functionality make this point-and-shoot 2-megapixel digital camera from Ricoh sound value at its $249 price point.

Weighing 110 grams, the compact aluminium cased Caplio RR211 digital camera is designed as a basic camera for business users who will benefit from its easy to use format and webcam capabilities.

Still photography is via a fixed focus glass lens with a 4x digital zoom with "Quick View" functionality for immediate review of shots on the 1.5-inch TFT LCD monitor.

The Caplio also captures and continuous movie footage and can be used as a PC webcam using the USB link to PC which also facilitates data transfer without drawing on the camera's battery power.

8MBs of internal memory can be boosted by either SD memory or MultiMedia cards and the Caplio RR211 offers the flexibility of using either AA or long-lasting rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries.

The Caplio RR211 costs $249 (inc GST). See www.ricoh.com.au to learn more.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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