As well as being compared against other compacts, the Ricoh Caplio R2 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Ricoh Caplio R2's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the Caplio R3 and the Caplio R6) and Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A700)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Ricoh R2 doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (february 2005 vs march 2007) and is slightly heavier (195 g vs 165 g).

Ricoh Caplio R3

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6 months newer

Significant advantages of the R3 (vs the R2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the R3 (vs the R2)

  • None found

common strengths of the R3 and R2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×53×26 mm) vs Compact (100×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

Ricoh Caplio R6

Ricoh Caplio R6
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the R6 (vs the R2)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the R6 (vs the R2)

  • None found

common strengths of the R6 and R2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×55×23 mm) vs Compact (100×55×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh R2 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (320 x 240 @ 30fps vs none), is much smaller (compact (100×55×25 mm) vs professional size (142×105×80 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (195 g vs 768 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 12.2 MP) and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
2 years newer
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A700 (vs the R2)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 4.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 114k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A700 (vs the R2)

  • Much larger: Professional size (142×105×80 mm) vs Compact (100×55×25 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 768 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the DSLR-A700 and R2

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compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh R2 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.8"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 1.9 MP), is newer (february 2005 vs august 2000) and is thinner (1" vs 2.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Olympus D-490 Zoom

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the D-490 Zoom (vs the R2)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-490 Zoom (vs the R2)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the D-490 Zoom and R2

  • None found