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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro front
 
Ricoh PX front
Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Key Specs

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 50mm (F2.5) lens
  • 453g - 114 x 70 x 77mm
  • Announced November 2009
Ricoh PX
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.4) lens
  • 156g - 100 x 55 x 21mm
  • Introduced August 2011
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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both are sold by Ricoh. There exists a big gap between the resolutions of the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro (12MP) and PX (16MP) and the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro (APS-C) and PX (1/2.3") have totally different sensor measurements.

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The GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro was manufactured 21 months earlier than the PX making them a generation away from one another. Both cameras have different body design with the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Ricoh PX being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight to a full comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro grades against the PX in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro over the Ricoh PX

 GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro PX 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kSharper display (+690k dot)

Reasons to pick Ricoh PX over the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

 PX GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro 
IntroducedAugust 2011November 2009Newer by 21 months

Common features in the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro and Ricoh PX

 GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro PX 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you'll need to factor its weight and size. The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro offers physical dimensions of 114mm x 70mm x 77mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 3.0") with a weight of 453 grams (1.00 lbs) and the Ricoh PX has specifications of 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8") accompanied by a weight of 156 grams (0.34 lbs).

Look at the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at the time. The following is a front view dimensions comparison of the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs the PX.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro and PX is 77 and 95 respectively.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions just by reading through a spec sheet. The image here should give you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro and PX.

Clearly, both of these cameras have different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro due to its larger sensor will make achieving shallow DOF easier and the Ricoh PX will give more detail due to its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop images a bit more aggressively. The more aged GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX sensor size comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Portrait photography features
Ricoh PX Portrait photography features
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focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
43
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro as a Street photography camera
Ricoh PX as a Street photography camera
62
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
63
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment proofing
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro as a Sports photography camera
Ricoh PX as a Sports photography camera
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nice sensor size (APS-C)
can't change focal length (50mm)
doesn't have liveview
max frames per second very slow (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
bad battery life (320 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proofing
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh PX as a Travel photography camera
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has built in flash
bad battery life (320 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
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environment proofing
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Landscape photography details
Ricoh PX Landscape photography details
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focusing manually
decent sized screen (3")
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (50mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (12MP)
bad battery life (320 per charge)
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has manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
environment proofing
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Vlogging info
Ricoh PX Vlogging info
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sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone jack
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fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external mic socket
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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro vs Ricoh PX Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro and Ricoh PX
 Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 MacroRicoh PX
General Information
Make Ricoh Ricoh
Model Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Ricoh PX
Category Advanced Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-11-10 2011-08-16
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip GR engine III Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 4288 x 2848 4608 x 3072
Maximum native ISO 3200 3200
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 50mm (1x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.5 f/3.9-5.4
Macro focus range 1cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 2.7"
Display resolution 920k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 180 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 3.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 453 grams (1.00 lb) 156 grams (0.34 lb)
Physical dimensions 114 x 70 x 77mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 3.0") 100 x 55 x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 320 pictures -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model - DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) ) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
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