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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
Ricoh GR front
Portability
90
Imaging
58
Features
54
Overall
56

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Revealed July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S2600HD
Ricoh GR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8) lens
  • 245g - 117 x 61 x 35mm
  • Revealed April 2013
  • Renewed by Ricoh GR II
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Overview

Here is a complete assessment of the FujiFilm S2500HD versus Ricoh GR, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Large Sensor Compact by brands FujiFilm and Ricoh. There exists a large gap between the sensor resolutions of the S2500HD (12MP) and GR (16MP) and the S2500HD (1/2.3") and GR (APS-C) posses different sensor dimensions.

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The S2500HD was released 3 years prior to the GR and that is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras have different body design with the FujiFilm S2500HD being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh GR being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before diving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short summary of how the S2500HD scores versus the GR when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the Ricoh GR

 S2500HD GR 

Reasons to pick Ricoh GR over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 GR S2500HD 
RevealedApril 2013July 2010Fresher by 33 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen resolution1230k230kSharper screen (+1000k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and Ricoh GR

 S2500HD GR 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to think about its weight and proportions. The FujiFilm S2500HD enjoys external dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) whilst the Ricoh GR has measurements of 117mm x 61mm x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4") having a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the S2500HD vs the GR.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S2500HD and GR is 78 and 90 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizing purely by reading technical specs. The visual below should provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the S2500HD and GR.

As you can tell, the two cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The S2500HD due to its tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallow DOF tougher and the Ricoh GR will offer you extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The older S2500HD is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Portrait photography with Ricoh GR
21
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
74
focusing manually
high flash sync speed (1/4,000s)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography details
Ricoh GR Street photography details
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
74
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lighter than average in class (245 grams)
very good ISO range (25,600)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography information
Ricoh GR Sports photography information
34
amazing zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
45
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
slow continuous shooting (4.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh GR as a Travel photography camera
55
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
very long reach (504mm)
missing Timelapse function
megapixel count low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
71
lighter than average in class (245g)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography features
Ricoh GR Landscape photography features
36
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
missing Timelapse function
62
focusing manually
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (28mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Vlogging camera
Ricoh GR as a Vlogging camera
25
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone port
30
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (245g)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
lack of microphone port
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs Ricoh GR Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and Ricoh GR
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDRicoh GR
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Ricoh
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD Ricoh GR
Also called FinePix S2600HD -
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2010-07-06 2013-04-17
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 1600 25600
Max boosted ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 28mm (1x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.8
Macro focusing range 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dot 1,230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 300s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per sec 4.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.40 m 5.40 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/4000s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 ( 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 337 grams (0.74 lbs) 245 grams (0.54 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 117 x 61 x 35mm (4.6" x 2.4" x 1.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 78
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.6
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 13.5
DXO Low light rating not tested 972
Other
Battery life - 290 images
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA DB65
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD, SDHC, SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $200 $971