The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2003-05-20T18:53:00Z Ricoh launches flagship colour printer 2003-05-20T18:53:00Z ricoh-launches-flagship-colour-printer Ricoh today launched the flagship of its colour laser printer range, the Aficio CL7000. Inhouse colour graphic printing has never been easier than with the CL7000, delivering high speed, superior quality images at an affordable price. The CL7000 is ideally suited to the production of reports, newsletters, tailored proposals or customised flyers, and connects to just to about anything in the networked environment. In a nutshell, the CL7000 is the fastest combination colour and black and white laser printer on the market (38ppm black and white, 28ppm in colour), printing in duplex virtually as fast as it does in simplex mode. It provides fast and reliable printing, directly or over the network, courtesy of the 99 second warm-up time, 500 MHz processor and 480Mbit/second data transmission. An exceptional 1200 dpi resolution ensures crisp image quality. Other outstanding features include a Black Over Print function that automatically corrects image shifts between dark print on a light background and RPCS, Ricohs speedy one click printer language that dramatically increases file transfer speeds and reduces network load. It even allows users to store their own personal colour settings. While the competitively priced cost per page of the CL7000 has made colour printing much more affordable, Ricoh has gone one step further by enabling management to control the volume of colour printing through its built-in User Access Code. In this way, all office users can print in black and white, with colour reserved for those who need it. Colour printing usage can then be monitored via Ricohs bundled network device management software, SmartNetMonitor. As a final cost control measure, Ricoh offers the option of its Printer Cost Accounting software package that enables printing costs to be distributed on a user pays basis to each department. The Ricoh CL7000s bundled software suites include DeskTopBinder V2 Lite, which offers document management and job binding to improve productivity. As well, Ricohs Web Status Monitor is a valuable document and management tool that checks the status, document server and paper/toner supply through common web browsers. The CL7000 can operate in virtually any PC environment including USB1.1 and 2.0, IEEE1394, parallel and Ethernet 10 base-T/100 base TX. Optional Bluetooth and wireless LAN technology facilitate printing from mobile devices, including personal digital assistants, and effectively futureproof the CL7000. Developed with performance, cost and versatility for the business graphic user in mind, the Aficio CL7000 network colour printer is ideal for medium to large workgroups and comes equipped with a complete range of paper handling and finishing options, as well as expandable paper capacity (up to 3,100 sheets). The CL7000 is Ricohs fifth network colour printing solution released over the past three months. Ricoh now offers a total of nine network colour devices, a healthy range sure to position Ricoh as a leader within the burgeoning office colour printing market segment. Ricoh Aficio products are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1800 181 002 or www.ricoh.com.au for details. About Ricoh Ricoh Co.,Ltd., was established on February 6, 1936. The Ricoh Group consists of 376 subsidiaries and 28 affiliates. The Ricoh Group engages in such global-scale activities as the development, production, marketing, after-sales service and recycling of office equipment, including copiers and printers, information equipment, optical devices, and other electronic equipment, in five regions around the world (Japan, the Americas, Europe, China and Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific region). The Group has more than 74,000 employees, with Fiscal Year 2001 sales in excess of US$14 billion. Ricoh Australia is headquartered in Sydney with offices in all State capitals, along with an exclusive Ricoh Business Centre network in major metropolitan areas supplemented by over 80 dealers regionally. Ricoh Australia is totally dedicated to the sales and service of Ricoh manufactured products. Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh.com.au Ricoh breaks its own record 2003-04-11T19:22:00Z ricoh-breaks-its-own-record In April 2003, Ricoh will launch the Caplio G3, a digital camera with a shutter response time so fast it beats that of conventional 35mm cameras. Faster even than the previous record holder, the Ricoh Caplio RR30, this 3.24 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom boasts a shutter response time of a mere 0.14 seconds the fastest in the world As of February 1, 2003 for all auto focus digital cameras. Speed measured as a time between pressing shutter release button and starting exposure in auto focus mode without using focus lock. . Ernie Clark, Ricoh National Marketing Manager, Photographic Division, comments: The Caplio G3 challenges the perception that one must compromise on shutter reaction speed in order to gain the many other advantages of digital photography. This stylish digital camera is ideal for both personal and business users alike. The Caplio G3 achieves incredible speed with its hybrid auto-focussing system, comprising both external and through-the-lens focusing, giving the user the ability to capture a vast range of shots in all conditions. Plus the Caplio G3 has stylish casing, designed to fit comfortably in the photographers hand. With an incredibly low RRP of just $649, The Caplio G3 is very competitively priced but the free inclusion of the long-lasting lithium-ion battery and charger (valued at $250) makes it unrivalled value for money. The lithium battery enables up to 3500 shots to be taken between charges plus the G3 can also be powered by two convenient AA alkaline or nickel metal hydride batteries or an AC adaptor. The Caplio G3 has many of the impressive features of the Caplio RR30, Ricohs most successful digital camera to date, such as brilliant 1cm macros, continuos shooting, high sensitivity mode and six practical scene modes. And it also has some key improvements: Capture stills and movies with sound Users can record up to 120 seconds of AVI video with sound. The sound-recording capabilities can act as a convenient voice recorder or enable the user to leave an eight-second voice memo pertaining to each picture. Improved flash recycling time The flash recycling time of the G3 is an impressive 4.5 seconds which works with the fast shutter time to reduce delays between shots. Improved LCD The improved LCD screen of the Caplio G3 makes viewing and reviewing shots easier and clearer in all light conditions Unique body shape The Caplio G3s unique body shape was born of close observations on how we naturally hold objects such as pens, drinks cans, round stones and regular 35mm cameras. This research led directly to the development of the G3s rounded shape that makes it extremely comfortable to hold. The back of the camera is intentionally flat so that it can be laid down safely when not in operation. The Caplio G3 has 8MB of internal memory and can also use optional secure digital memory cards or multimedia cards. The bundled software allows fast, easy and instant image transfers from the Caplio G3 to USB-equipped personal computers. RRP: $649 (includes rechargeable lithium battery and charger valued at $250). Ricoh digital cameras are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or www.ricoh.com.au About Ricoh Ricoh Co.,Ltd., was established on February 6, 1936. The Ricoh Group consists of 376 subsidiaries and 28 affiliates. The Ricoh Group engages in such global-scale activities as the development, production, marketing and after-sales service of office equipment and photographic products in five regions around the world (Japan, the Americas, Europe, China and Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific region). The Group has more than 74,000 employees, with Fiscal Year 2001 sales in excess of US$14 billion. Ricoh photographic products are sold through more than 1500 outlets nationally, including leading camera specialists and electronics retailers. Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh.com.au All-terrain digital camera for the surf, snow and sand 2003-02-05T22:16:00Z all-terrain-digital-camera-for-the-surf-snow-and-sand In February, Ricoh will launch Australias first water and dust-resistant digital camera in the three megapixel class. This latest addition to the Caplio family, the 300G, is essentially a water/dust-resistant version of the extremely popular Caplio RR30. Durable and portable with a built-in 3x optical zoom, the 3.34 megapixel Caplio 300G features a reinforced glass dust protector for the lens, water/dust-resistant casing and rubber packing on opening parts and buttons. Grade seven equivalent JIS Japanese Industry Standard protection water resistance and grade six dust resistance make it ideal in wet, sandy or dusty environments. Ernie Clark, Ricoh National Marketing Manager, Photographic Division, comments: This is truly an all-terrain digital camera and we expect that Australians who want to take pictures in extreme conditions will love it. It is ideal for taking on a boat, in the snow, on the sand and at race tracks as it is durable, water and dust-resistant unlike other digital cameras. Ease of use in extreme conditions was a design priority with the Caplio 300G, so the shutter and other buttons are deliberately large enough to be operated in various conditions, even with gloves or goggles on. The frequently used functions are positioned independently for convenient use. The Caplio 300G is designed to float and can be used underwater for a period of 30 minutes to a depth of one meter. In addition to the built-in flash with red-eye reduction, an accessory shoe for an external flash is also available. Like its dry-land cousin the Caplio RR30, which was launched in September 2002, the heavy duty and easy to use Caplio 300G boasts a shutter time of just 0.22 seconds, the fastest of any digital camera in its class, making it perfect for capturing action shots. The Caplio 300G also shares other advanced features that have made the Caplio RR30 so popular. Six creative program modes and a clear LCD display make appropriate mode selection easy and allow for optimal results in all conditions. The One Touch Review mode enables the user to instantly review the last shot taken on the bright LCD screen without having to change to playback mode. The Caplio 300G also has an optical viewfinder. Using the li-ion battery included with purchase, the Caplio 300G can take up to 350 shots between charges with normal usage and up to 3,500 shots can be taken when operating with minimum power consumption. For improved versatility, it is also compatible with universally available conventional or rechargeable AA batteries or an AC Adapter. Stylish, lightweight and featuring 1cm macro for close ups, video streaming plus continuous and interval shooting capabilities, the Caplio 300G has everything you would expect of a high-end digital camera with the added bonus of water and dust-resistance. USB and AV connection make viewing and downloading images easy. The Caplio 300G is a versatile and robust digital camera that can be taken anywhere anytime to capture stunning, action-packed shots. It is as at home in the sand, snow, water and dust as it is in less extreme conditions. RRP: $1,299 (Includes Rechargeable lithium battery and charger valued at $250). Ricoh digital cameras are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or visit www.ricoh.com.au About Ricoh Ricoh Co.,Ltd., was established on February 6, 1936. The Ricoh Group consists of 376 subsidiaries and 28 affiliates. The Ricoh Group engages in such global-scale activities as the development, production, marketing, after-sales service and recycling of office equipment, including copiers and printers, information equipment, optical devices, and other electronic equipment, in five regions around the world (Japan, the Americas, Europe, China and Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific region). The Group has more than 74,000 employees, with Fiscal Year 2001 sales in excess of US$14 billion. Ricoh Australia is headquartered in Sydney with offices in all State capitals. Along with an exclusive Ricoh Business Centre network in major metropolitan areas supplemented by over 80 dealers regionally. Ricoh Australia is totally dedicated to the sales and service of Ricoh manufactured products. Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh.com.au Ricoh announces revolutionary cartridge recycling initiative 2002-12-12T14:55:00Z ricoh-announces-revolutionary-cartridge-recycling-initiative Ricoh has announced the launch of the first national toner cartridge plastic recycling programme in Australia. The programme aims to recycle more than 21,000 cartridges, reclaiming the plastic to make durable objects such as park benches. Following a successful trial during which three park benches were donated to educational institutions, Ricoh is now set to expand the scheme in 2003. In the Sydney area alone, more than 7 million tonnes of waste becomes landfill each year. The immediate impact includes local pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases from waste disposal sites. Ricoh has reaffirmed its global leadership and commitment to the environment by pioneering this new recycling programme in Australia and encouraging major customers to participate in this initiative. Ricoh's commitment to protecting the environment is managed by Neville Cooper who holds the unique position of Quality and Environment Manager at Ricoh. Cooper comments, "At every stage, from planning, development, design, procurement and production to sales, logistics, use, recycling and disposal we offer products and services that have minimum environmental impact and give maximum consideration to safety." Nigel Shepherd, Managing Director, Ricoh Australia comments: "We hope that the success of this Ricoh initiative will alert other manufacturers and users of toner cartridges to the benefits of recycling. A wider commitment to recycling will not only reduce landfill but also reduce the dependence on virgin plastic resins that are produced from valuable hydrocarbon resources." Today's announcement of the roll out of the first national toner cartridge plastic recycling programme in Australia is made possible through a significant partnership agreement between Ricoh Australia and the Commonwealth Bank. The Commonwealth Bank was a foundation partner in the trial and in the first quarter close to 1,000 Commonwealth Bank branches and departments participated in the scheme, providing 1,000 kgs of fax toner cartridges and photocopier toner bottles. It is the success of this partnership that has lead Ricoh to extend the initiative across its customer base Australia wide. The programme aims to recycle more than 21,000 cartridges in the next twelve months. -ENDS- Notes to Editors: * In the six month trial period Ricoh recycled more than 3,200 toner cartridges and bottles which is equivalent to 2,500kgs of plastic * Ricoh is the first office equipment provider in Australia to commit to a comprehensive cartridge recycling programme * Other existing cartridge programs seek to refill cartridges for reuse. Ricoh heralds this scheme as going one step further to produce a comprehensive and permanent solution to waste. * In July 2002, the Commonwealth Bank agreed to participate as a foundation partner in the initiative * The Ricoh Environmental hotline for customers who have any queries or need help recycling products is 1800 803 120. Photo opportunity - Thursday 12th December 10:00 am The staff and children of Allambie Heights Public School install their first Ricoh recycled bench into the school grounds. Interview opportunities * Nigel Shepherd, Managing Director, Ricoh Australia to talk about the Ricoh initiative * Barbara Webb, Principal of Allambie Heights Private School to talk about the impact of the bench on the school and the children's education in environmental issues. Clever Clicking 2002-09-10T16:41:00Z clever-clicking In September, Ricoh Australia will launch the worlds fastest digital camera in its class. The advanced Caplio RR30 is feature packed, remarkably easy to use and very competitively priced at just $799 including rechargeable Li-ion battery and 8MB internal memory. The Ricoh Caplio RR30 is a high-resolution 3.34 megapixel compact digital camera with a 10.2x zoom (3x optical, equal to 35-105mm on a 35mm camera). Attractive and slimline, Ricoh heralds the Caplio RR30 as simply clever because users will find it simple to compose, shoot, review and utilise great looking photos every time. Compose The Caplio RR30 features six creative program modes. The clear LCD display makes appropriate mode selection easy as each one has a unique sample illustration to guide the user. Thus the correct mode can be easily selected and checked, making shot composition trouble-free. These modes allow optimal results in all conditions: Shoot The Caplio RR30 is the worlds fastest digital camera in its class with a shooting response time of just 0.22 seconds. In simple terms this allows reliable capture of action shots so that what you see is what you get. In addition the Caplio RR30 offers three different continuous shooting modes that capture up to 16 shots in 2 seconds perfect for analysing that golf or tennis swing! Review The Caplio RR30 features a One Touch Review mode that allows the user to instantly review the last shot taken on the bright LCD screen without having to change to playback mode. This facility means that shots can be reviewed and deleted if not wanted immediately. Ultimately this makes the whole digital process much more efficient as unwanted shots can use up valuable memory space if not deleted. Utilise Downloading images is as easy as the rest of the photo taking process with the Caplio RR30. All the user need do is simply attach a USB cable between a PC and the Caplio RR30 and the camera automatically does the rest. Images, captured text and video streams can then be immediately emailed around the world, posted on websites or taken to a traditional photo-processing lab to be printed in exactly the same way as conventional photos. The advantage of digital is of course that only photos selected by the user for processing need be printed saving time and money. Ricoh research also discovered that 44% of users were concerned about the battery life of the digital cameras. Ricoh has addressed this problem with the Caplio RR30 featuring the longest genuine rechargeable battery life currently on the market. Using the li-ion battery included with purchase, it can take up to 350 shots between charges with normal usage2 and up to 3,500 shots can be taken when operating with minimum power consumption. For improved versatility, the Caplio RR30 is also compatible with universally available conventional or rechargeable AA batteries. Featuring 1cm macro mode for close ups, video stream mode to capture moving image clips and auto flash with red-eye reduction it has everything you would expect of a high end digital camera. But because it is the clever camera it really does make taking high quality digital images a breeze and at a truly affordable price. RRP: $799 (inc GST). Li-on rechargeable battery included. Ricoh digital cameras are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or www.ricoh.com.au Prestigious Industry Award Shows Ricoh Leads the Way 2002-06-01T21:00:00Z prestigious-industry-award-shows-ricoh-leads-the-way Digital office equipment company Ricoh, has been awarded the prestigious Digital Range of the Year award from BERTL (Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories) for the fifth time in six years. This benchmark industry award is the latest recognition of Ricohs commitment to researching and developing the best digital technology for all office applications. It is this committed approach that has made Ricoh a global leader in providing solutions for the modern networked office. Based on BERTLs independent evaluations of around 200 digital imaging devices during 2001/2002, Ricoh digital copier-printers were judged best product range for the fifth time. The range spans digital solutions for SOHO, SME, medium and large business markets. BERTLs decision to also honour Ricoh software solutions with the Most Business-Efficient Range of Software Products award acknowledges Ricohs unique advance on the interface of information and networks. The steady stream of industry awards that Ricoh has collected for its digital products since the mid-90s, including five BERTL Range of the Year awards, exemplifies Ricohs unwavering position at the head of the pack of document workflow equipment providers for the office. Carmel Rowley, CEO, BERTL sums up why BERTL has recognised Ricoh as Range of the Year: Simply put, Ricoh has the knack of delivering a high level of functionality at a price that customers are happy to pay while maintaining strong design and performance standards across most products in its range." Ricoh has the unique distinction of being the recipient of the Digital Range of the Year Award five out of six time since its inception - in 1996, 1997,1998, 2000 and again in 2002 (no awards were given in 2001). The company has also won more 5-star "Exceptional" Ratings (by BERTL) than any other product manufacturer. Nigel Shepherd, Managing Director, Ricoh Australia comments: All of us at Ricoh are delighted to receive this award for the fifth time. We feel the recognition that BERTL, one of the most respected research laboratories in the world, has constantly bestowed upon our products, validates our commitment to providing the highest quality digital products in the industry. Shepherd continues: Looking forward, Ricoh will continue to be a provider of digital solutions to all sectors of the office market from SOHO to high volume. Our commitment to customers is to offer both the hardware and software products they need to communicate effectively in todays office environment. Ricoh digital office solutions are available from specialists nationally Contact 1800 646 679 or www.ricoh.com.au for details. Drive into the Future 2002-05-23T21:00:00Z drive-into-the-future Ricoh has launched the latest and most universally compatible disk drive in Australia. The MP5125A is an internal DVD+RW/+R and CD/RW super combination drive. The MP5125A is the very latest in DVD and CD technology. The MP5125A combines DVD+RW and CD/RW and is the perfect marriage of divergent technologies. It offers true two-way compatibility and now incorporates DVD+R capabilities. The MP5125A writes to DVD+R media at a 2.4x speed which is equivalent to a 22x CDR writing speed. DVD+R has also improved compatibility with DVD-ROM and DVD players, including Play Station 2. In addition, the DVD+R capabilities of the MP5125A will allow users to add data files to a multisession disk, whereas DVD-R can only use write once media. Consequently the ability to write many makes the MP5125A much more adaptable and better value. The MP5125A super combination drive will offer optimum compatibility with the 35 million DVD players and DVD-ROM drives already in use in homes and businesses around the world (Source IDC). Ernie Clark, Ricoh National Marketing Manager - Photographic Division comments: The MP5125A is a truly versatile combination drive. Users will be able to add and edit (multisession) data to DVD+R/+RW disks. Overall, the MP5125A is incredibly simple to operate. Also the DVD disks at 4.7GB, have a much larger storage space than the traditional 700MB CD/RW. Clark continues: The high speed DVD formatting time of under two minutes and the fast writing/recording capabilities of the MP5125A will also make it popular with users. In addition, the direct to DVD function with appropriate computer hardware will enable direct recording of video from VCR and digital video camcorders. The bundled software will also support a variety of applications. The Ricoh MP5125A is an ideal unit for many businesses and consumers as it supports the most popular DVD recording formats, as well as the established and widely adopted CD/RW format. Clark comments: DVD has great potential as a multimedia and data storage medium. The MP5125A offers businesses and consumers a simple and versatile gateway into the world of DVD whilst still providing for their CD/RW needs. RRP: $1,099.00 (inc GST). Ricoh drives and compatible media are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or www.ricoh.com.au for details. High Resolution, Low Cost Digital Photography 2002-04-15T21:00:00Z high-resolution-low-cost-digital-photography This month, Ricoh Australia will launch the latest in its successful Caplio digital camera range. The Caplio RR120 is a fully featured, compact digital camera yet Ricoh believes it will offer the first-time digital user the best value for money on the Australian market. With 2.2-megapixel high resolution and a powerful 6x zoom, the Caplio RR120 will give those considering the move to digital the best functionality at an unrivalled price point. The Caplio RR120 will be the third model launched in the exceptionally successful Caplio digital camera series. Like its stable-mates, the Caplio RR120 will deliver high quality performance, excellent value and remarkable style. As with the Caplio RR1 and the Caplio RR10; Ricoh's latest creation will appeal to consumers searching for a digital camera with a real difference. The lightweight, 2.2-megapixel high definition CCD (charge coupled device) with 3x optical and 2x digital zoom is ideal for consumers who are tempted by digital but are wary of taking the first step. Featuring a lens at the center of the camera's body, this simple, user-friendly, point-and-shoot digital camera offers the familiar, trusted feel and a balance of the conventional compact camera yet all the advantages of digital at a truly affordable price. Ernie Clark, Ricoh National Marketing Manager, Photographic Division explains, With the Caplio RR120, everyone, even beginners, can now enjoy high quality digital photography. The advantages include immediate review of images so if you dont like the shot you can retake it and the limitless distribution possibilities of having your images in an electronic format. Clark continues, "The Caplio RR120 has been specifically designed with the look and feel of a conventional compact camera, but retains the Caplio trademark ability to transfer files to a PC quickly and easily. The Caplio RR120 enables users with all levels of expertise, to capture beautiful, true colour photographs that can be easily printed on a home printer. Its remarkable 2.2-megapixel CCD provides a range of image resolutions from 896x600 pixels to an impressive 1792x1200 pixels. Users may also pre-select one of three different compression settings that were specifically designed to optimise varying output requirements. The Caplio RR120 features a 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 38 to 114mm on a 35mm camera), plus an impressive 2x digital zoom, for a combined 6x zoom that allows users to zero in on details within a frame. The bright 1.5-inch high-resolution TFT LCD provides an instant preview of photos taken and can play them back in a handy slide show or display nine-picture thumbnails. Caplio RR120 is USB interface-compatible, which makes it a breeze to transfer digital images to a PC. It also accepts SmartMedia cards of up to 128MB making it capable of storing hundreds of images. The Caplio RR120 is a simple and extremely user-friendly digital camera due in large part to its quick and accurate auto-focusing capabilities, automatic white balance and a superb built-in flash. Additionally, the RR120 boasts multi-mode functionality that delivers 16 continuous images in one frame, impressive 8cm macros, a selectable self-timer mode and a conveniently placed tripod hole at the bottom of the camera that gives photographers the ability to capture night-time pictures and creative works of art in its bulb mode. With a strategically placed control dial that makes it possible to switch from one mode to another easily, the Caplio RR120 was truly built with the consumer in mind; an affordable point-and-shoot camera designed for the digital age. RRP: $749 (inc GST). Ricoh digital cameras are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or www.ricoh.com.au for details. Resolution Revolution - A New Age in Digital Cameras 2002-04-01T22:00:00Z resolution-revolution-a-new-age-in-digital-cameras Ricoh Australia launches the first affordable digital camera that can produce film quality images. The Caplio RR1 is a 4 mega-pixel CCD digital camera that takes incredibly colourful, sharp and clear digital images that rival the picture quality of the best 35mm cameras on the market. The 4 mega-pixel resolution of the Caplio RR1 means that clear photo-real results can be reproduced even as large as A3 in size. This astonishing high resolution allows users to print detailed A3-sized photos of 2272 x 1704 pixels on a home printer. In addition the Caplio RR1 also boasts a remarkable 10.8X zoom though a 3X optical plus 3.6X digital zoom. Unlike many unwieldy film cameras, the stylish Caplio RR1 is incredibly lightweight and slender. Highly portable and beautifully crafted, the RR1 is the thinnest in its class at just 26.6mm. Despite its slimline body, Ricoh have compromised nothing in functionality; the Caplio RR1 has 8MB of on-board memory plus the facility to accept up to 128MB Smart Media cards. Its versatile multimedia capturing capability transforms the Caplio RR1 into a video camera or a sound recorder. In addition. the Caplio RR1 even allows users to capture text from pages or whiteboards making it the perfect work tool for the professional too. The revolutionary lens architecture of the Caplio RR1 comprises 10 glass elements in seven groups. Three aspherical lenses help to minimise light dispersion and maximise light refraction. The result is a remarkable 200 mm/line resolution across the entire zoom range that optimises crispness and colour reproduction. The RR1 is the second Caplio to be released following the success of the Caplio RR10 introduced this September. Incorporating many of the popular features of its Ricoh predecessors such as the RDC-7 and the RDC-i500, the Caplio RR1 has a flexible multi-angle monitor, 1cm macros and high quality trimming functionality. Other features which combine to make the Caplio RR1 a real camera all rounder include: 0.8 second continuous shooting Manual focussing Exposure compensation 3 adjustable flash settings Manual white balancing Auto bracketing Long-term exposure of up to 8 seconds Additional shutter release button for vertical shooting Tiff file saving mode Ricohs digital camera expertise and sleek metallic designs have already won many fans across Australia and the Caplio RR1 promises to be no exception as this pocket sized camera with real functionality is bound to be a winner with style conscious home and business users alike. RRP: $1699.00 (inc GST). Ricoh digital cameras are available from specialists nationally. Contact 1300 363 741 or www.ricoh.com.au for details.