Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12

Portability
67
Imaging
39
Features
37
Overall
38
Fujifilm FinePix S4500 front
 
Ricoh GXR Mount A12 front
Portability
84
Imaging
55
Features
39
Overall
48

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Key Specs

Fujifilm S4500
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 543g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Ricoh GXR Mount A12
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1/9000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • 370g - 120 x 70 x 45mm
  • Released August 2011
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Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Overview

The following is a complete overview of the Fujifilm S4500 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12, former is a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by competitors FujiFilm and Ricoh. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S4500 (14MP) and the GXR Mount A12 (12MP) is relatively well matched but the Fujifilm S4500 (1/2.3") and GXR Mount A12 (APS-C) enjoy different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm S4500 was released 6 months after the GXR Mount A12 so they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm S4500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm S4500 scores against the GXR Mount A12 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S4500 over the Ricoh GXR Mount A12

 Fujifilm S4500 GXR Mount A12 

Reasons to pick Ricoh GXR Mount A12 over the Fujifilm S4500

 GXR Mount A12 Fujifilm S4500 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Screen resolution920k230kCrisper screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S4500 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12

 Fujifilm S4500 GXR Mount A12 
ReleasedJanuary 2012August 2011Similar age
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera often, you'll need to consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S4500 has exterior measurements of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") accompanied by a weight of 543 grams (1.20 lbs) whilst the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 has sizing of 120mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.8") and a weight of 370 grams (0.82 lbs).

Check out the Fujifilm S4500 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you use at the time. Below is the front view size comparison of the Fujifilm S4500 against the GXR Mount A12.

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S4500 and GXR Mount A12 is 67 and 84 respectively.

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sensor Comparison

Often, its hard to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions just by looking at technical specs. The pic here may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S4500 and GXR Mount A12.

As you can tell, the two cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm S4500 due to its tinier sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF tougher and the Fujifilm S4500 will resolve extra detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively.

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm S4500
Portrait photography with Ricoh GXR Mount A12
36
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
features face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
57
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no liveview feature
low resolution (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 as a Street photography camera
Ricoh GXR Mount A12 as a Street photography camera
44
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
heavier than competitors (543 grams)
65
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh GXR Mount A12 as a Sports photography camera
48
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
40
maximum shutter speed is high (1/9,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no liveview feature
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low resolution (12MP)
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 Travel photography details
Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Travel photography details
54
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors (543 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
60
has built in flash
good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse mode
low resolution (12 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S4500
Landscape photography with Ricoh GXR Mount A12
42
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
53
manual focus
good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (()mm)
no liveview feature
no image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S4500
Vlogging with Ricoh GXR Mount A12
24
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than competitors (543 grams)
26
good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic jack
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Fujifilm S4500 vs Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S4500 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12
 Fujifilm FinePix S4500Ricoh GXR Mount A12
General Information
Company FujiFilm Ricoh
Model Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Ricoh GXR Mount A12
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Entry-Level Mirrorless
Introduced 2012-01-05 2011-08-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 2848
Highest native ISO 1600 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 64 200
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) ()
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.9 -
Macro focus range 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 1 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/9000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second 3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 9.60 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 543 grams (1.20 lbs) 370 grams (0.82 lbs)
Dimensions 118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") 120 x 70 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 pictures 330 pictures
Form of battery AA Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA DB-90
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (5 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $230 $349