Ricoh has announced the release of the Caplio GX, a 5Mp, 28-85mm digital camera. Ricoh claims that the Caplio GX has the world’s fastest shutter response time for auto focus digital cameras, at 0.12 seconds and can shoot macro pictures at a focal distance of 1cm.

The Caplio GX includes aperture priority, full manual and six scene modes, as well as continuous shooting and movie modes. The shutter speed range is between 30 and 1/2000 seconds, ISO settings are between ISO 64 and 1600.

The slim, lightweight design includes a 1.8-inch, 130,000 pixel LCD screen. The camera has there metering modes, exposure compensation and several white balance settings with manual white balance bracket. The Caplio GX includes 16Mb of internal memory.

The Caplio will be on sale in the UK for around £240 plus VAT.