Digital cameras have got so sophisticated in the past couple of years
that it is getting increasingly difficult for a new model to make any
sort of impact, especially if it comes from a company outside of the "big
five". Take this Ricoh Caplio R3 for example. It's a pocket-sized compact
with a 2.5in LCD monitor, 7.1x optical zoom, image stabilization and a 5
megapixel CCD. In most respects it has an extremely impressive
specification for just £219, but it seems that most people have
completely ignored it.