The Ricoh Caplio R40 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Ricoh Caplio R40's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the Caplio R8) and Samsung (such as the Digimax 250)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Ricoh R40 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), is much smaller (compact (95×53×26 mm) vs compact (107×56×36 mm)), is newer (may 2006 vs february 2004) and is thinner (1" vs 1.4").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (153k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Ricoh Caplio R8

Ricoh Caplio R8
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the R8 (vs the R40)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the R8 (vs the R40)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×26 mm) vs Compact (95×53×26 mm)

common strengths of the R8 and R40

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×26 mm) vs Compact (95×53×26 mm)
  • Very light: 166 g vs 165 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"

Samsung Digimax 250

Samsung Digimax 250
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Digimax 250 (vs the R40)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Digimax 250 (vs the R40)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (107×56×36 mm) vs Compact (95×53×26 mm)
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the Digimax 250 and R40

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×56×36 mm) vs Compact (95×53×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 165 g