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Ricoh GXR
5.8 out of 10

Ricoh GXR

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Overall 7
6.7

Expert Review

DP Review
11 hours ago
  • Summary: The Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm F2.5 Macro offers excellent, DSLR-like image and build quality in a fairly compact package. However, the camera is slightly let down by its sometimes slow and/or unreliable contrast detect AF.
  • Pros: Very good detail and sharpness at base ISO, Good dynamic range with smooth highlight roll-off, Very good performance in low light, low noise levels and good retention of detail at the same time, Excellent build quality and handling, Compact dimensions (for a camera with an APS-C sensor), Highly c...
  • Cons: Contrast detect AF slow, hunting and occasionally unreliable in anything but good light, No image stabilization, Battery life not great, Comparatively low-spec video mode (720p but no manual controls, no focus, no external mic), Fastest shutter speeds not available at largest apertures, Some mino...
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Overall 7
6.7

Expert Review

DP Review
3 December 2010
  • Summary: The Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm F2.5 Macro offers excellent, DSLR-like image and build quality in a fairly compact package. However, the camera is slightly let down by its sometimes slow and/or unreliable contrast detect AF.
  • Pros: Very good detail and sharpness at base ISO, Good dynamic range with smooth highlight roll-off, Very good performance in low light, low noise levels and good retention of detail at the same time, Excellent build quality and handling, Compact dimensions (for a camera with an APS-C sensor), Highly c...
  • Cons: Contrast detect AF slow, hunting and occasionally unreliable in anything but good light, No image stabilization, Battery life not great, Comparatively low-spec video mode (720p but no manual controls, no focus, no external mic), Fastest shutter speeds not available at largest apertures, Some mino...
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh GXR

PC Magazine
18 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Ricoh GXR offers the unique ability not only to swap lenses, but also image sensors. It has a wealth of physical controls, making it an exciting camera for enthusiasts, but its benefits are offset by slow autofocus and minimal video functionality.
  • Pros: Sharp photos. Intuitive control layout. Good high ISO performance. Sharp rear LCD. Optional EVF available. Good lens module selection.
  • Cons: Slow autofocus and startup. Some lens modules are pricey. Very limited video support.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
7.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm Review

What Digital Camera
1 September 2010
  • Summary: There’s been obvious improvements over the last two sensors, especially where the speed of focus is concerned. The gimmicky burst mode has its uses, although the fastest option doesn’t allow the focus to keep up.
  • Pros: Fast focusing, excellent at macro, full of options
  • Cons: Almost exactly the same as a CX3 at twice the price
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
7.5

Ricoh GXR 24-72mm f/2.5-4.4 lens unit Review

What Digital Camera
11 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The Ricoh GXR 24-72mm f/2.5-4.4 lens unit is the second of Ricoh's current GXR lenses. The What Digital Camera GXR 24-72mm review sees how it shapes up...
  • Pros: Close-up shooting capability, very easy changeover between lenses
  • Cons: A lot like an expensive Ricoh GX200, poor autofocus, no manual focus ring
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Overall 8
7.9
Design 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Performance 7
7.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Ricoh GXR 50mm f/2.5 macro Review

What Digital Camera
10 March 2010
  • Summary: The modular camera concept isn’t new. All forms of cameras have optioned different lenses, film backs and so forth for many years, so Ricoh’s GXR system is perhaps not as unusual as it may initially seem.
  • Pros: Image clarity and quality, high ISO settings, very easy changeover between lenses
  • Cons: Cost implication, poor autofocus, undersensitive manual focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
15 February 2010
  • Conclusion: If Ricoh doesn't come up with more camera units, and soon, the GXR may remain just an expensive oddity. However, if a wider selection of camera units follow, especially with APS-C sensors, this camera could turn into a modern classic. Watch this space.
  • Pros: Interesting design, Build quality, LCD screen, APS-C sensor in 50mm unit
  • Cons: Small sensor in the 24-72mm unit, Noise is an issue as medium to high ISO, Quite pricey
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Overall 7
6.8
Value for money 7
7.0
Functionality 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 7
7.0
Appearance 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Ricoh GXR Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
11 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Try one out for yourself before buying as this system is a world-first and as a result, will be unlike anything you have used or seen before.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: It's fair to say that Ricoh has had mixed fortunes in the digital market, with success and absolute image quality varying across the product range. In the GXR A12 lens units, the company seems to have got things right.
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Overall 7
7.1
Features 7
7.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VS review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Looking at it as a camera in its own right, there is a lot to like about the P10. The 28-300mm equivalent focal length is perfect for taking on your travels, and the ten-million-pixel resolution should allow images to be printed and displayed at a reasonable size.
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