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Caplio 500G wide Major Specifications

Item Description
Effective 8.13 million pixels (total 8.30 million pixels), 1/1.8-inch primary color CCD
< Focal length> f5.8-17.4 (equivalent to 28-85mm for 35mm cameras.Step Zoom intervals: 4 steps 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
< Brightness> (F value) F2.5(W)-4.3(T). Lens structure: 9 elements in 7 groups
X3 (up to x12 in combination with digital zoom)
Object distance
Approx. 0.3m~∞ (macro approx. 0.01m~∞, telemacro approx. 0.1m~∞)
<Still> 8, 4, 2, 1-1/2,000 seconds (using both electronic and mechanical shutters)
<Motion> 1/30-1/2,000 seconds (electronic shutter)
Resolution (pixels)
<Still> 3,264x2,448/ 2,592x1,944/ 2,048x1,536/ 1,280x960/ 640x480
<Text> 3,264x2,448/ 2,048x1,536
<Motion> 320x240/ 160x120
Picture Mode
F(Fine)/N (Normal)
ISO Sensitivity
AUTO/ 64/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1,600
Flash *1
Auto/ Red-Eye reduction/ On/ Slow Synchro/ Off,
Distance:approx. 0.2-10.0m(W), approx. 0.2-6.5m (T)

Auto Focus/ Manual Focus/ Snap/ ∞ (including AF auxiliary light) *2
Exposure Adjustment
TTL-CCD photometric system: Multi (256 segments)/ Center weight/ Spot
Exposure Compensation
Manual compensation (+2.0--2.0 EV in 1/3EV steps)
Auto-bracket (-0.5EV, +/-0, +0.5EV)

White Balance
Auto/ Fixed (daylight/ overcast/ tungsten light/ tungsten light 2/ fluorescent light/ one push), White balance bracket
Recording Media
SD Memory Card (32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB) , Multi Media card, 26MB internal memory
Storage capacity (internal 26MB) *3
<Still> 3,264x2,448 F: 8, N:14. 2,592x1,944 N:22 2,048x1,536 N:36. 1,280x960 F:33, N:63. 640x480 N:277
Storage capacity (time) (internal 26MB)
<Motion> 320x240 1 minute 17 seconds (at 15fps), 160x120 4 minutes 38 seconds (at 15fps), 320x240 39 seconds (30fps), 160x120 2 minutes 26 seconds (30fps) *4
<Audio> 56 minutes 45 seconds *5
Storage capacity (File sizes)
<Still> 3,264x2,448 F: Approx. 2.89MB, N: Approx. 1.67MB. 2,592x1,944 N: Approx. 1.03MB 2,048x1,536 N: Approx. 672KB. 1,280x960 F: 686KB, N: Approx. 356KB, 640x480 N: Approx. 83KB
Recording Mode
Still mode(Continuous/ S-Continuous/ M-Continuous), Scene mode(high sensitivity/ skew correction/ firefighting/ text/ zoom macro), Motion mode ,Sound mode


Recording Format

<Still> JPEG (ExifVer.2.21), DCF compliant *6
<Text> TIFF (MMR system ITU-T.6)
<Motion> AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
<Sound> WAV (ExifVer.2.21 µ law)
Viewfinder *7
Real-image optical zoom finder
LCD Monitor
2.5 inch translucent amorphous siliconTFT LCD (approx. 153,000 pixels)
Self Timer
Delay: 10 seconds/ 2 seconds
Interval Timer
Shooting interval: 30 seconds - 3 hours (30 second units) *8
PC Interface
USB2.0 (Hi-Speed USB), choice of Ricoh original or mass storage driver *9
AV Interface
Audio Out/ Video Out
Video Signal Format
Power supply
Rechargeable battery (DB-43)x1, AA battery (alkaline/ NiMH rechargeable)x2
AC adapter (AC-4d)

Shooting capacity *10
Based on CIPA standard: using DB-43, approx. 400 pictures. Using AA alkaline batteries: approx. 80 pictures
Water and dust resistance
Water resistance: Underwater photography in water up to approx. 1m deep *11, equivalent to JIS protection grade 7/ Dust resistance: JIS protection grade 6
Impact resistance
MIL Standard 810F Dropping test cleared to 1m
133.0mm(W) x 78.5mm(D) x 74.0mm(H)
Approx. 400g (without battery, neck strap). Accessories approx. 50g (rechargeable battery, neck strap)
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Up to 85%
  • *1When the flash range is set for ISO Auto.
  • *2When shooting in dim areas, the flash may produce an auxiliary flash immediately before shooting.
  • *3Average number of still images it is possible to record.
  • *4Maximum recording time of 88 min. 31 sec. is possible with a 1GB SD card.
  • *5Maximum recording time of 2,063 min. 25 sec. is possible with a 1GB SD card.
  • *6DCF is the abbreviation of JEITA standard "Design rule for Camera File system". (It does not guarantee perfect inter-camera compatibility.)
  • *7Part of the lens can be seen in the lower left of the viewfinder (vignetting), but it has no effect on the photographed image.
  • *8With flash OFF.
  • *9Mass storage driver is compatible with Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS9 and OSX 10.2-10.4.5.It is not compatible with Windows 98/98SE, Mac OS 8.6. The only file operation is reading from the camera.
  • *10Battery performance was measured using CIPA-standard parameters. Actual performance may vary according to usage conditions and the brand of the battery.
  • *11Photography is possible for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1m. The underwater environmental conditions may not permit optimum photography.

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  • *Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the USA and other countries.

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