Gadget of the Day – Ricoh Caplio GX100

Most compact digital cameras have viewfinders so tiny that you feel like you’re taking your snap through a crack in a fence. Let’s face it

Most compact digital cameras have viewfinders so tiny that you feel like you’re taking your snap through a crack in a fence. Let’s face it, we all prefer to peer at the screen on the back, which isn’t much cop if the sun’s out and it has a habit of draining your battery faster than you can say ‘cheese’.Ricoh has cracked the problem with the world’s first compact digital camera with a removable electronic viewfinder. And we think it’s a beauty.The successor to the popular GX8, it packs a 10.01 megapixel CCD into an unmistakeably retro Ricoh casing. Just screw on the viewfinder to the hot-shoe and 100 per cent image coverage is yours, while your snaps can be stored on new high-capacity SD cards. Big smiles all round then.

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Ricoh Capilo GX100 Price: £399 On sale: Late April Contact: Ricoh