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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210

Portability
88
Imaging
53
Features
37
Overall
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 front
 
Samsung NX210 front
Portability
90
Imaging
62
Features
57
Overall
60

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Key Specs

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28mm (F2.5) lens
  • 140g - 113 x 70 x 56mm
  • Launched September 2010
Samsung NX210
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Samsung NX Mount
  • 222g - 117 x 63 x 37mm
  • Revealed August 2012
  • Previous Model is Samsung NX200
  • Renewed by Samsung NX300
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Overview

Here, we will be reviewing the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Samsung NX210, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals Ricoh and Samsung. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 (12MP) and NX210 (20MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 was launched 23 months prior to the NX210 which makes them a generation away from each other. The two cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go right into a in depth comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 grades vs the NX210 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 over the Samsung NX210

 GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 NX210 
Screen resolution920k614kSharper screen (+306k dot)

Reasons to pick Samsung NX210 over the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5

 NX210 GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 
RevealedAugust 2012September 2010Newer by 23 months

Common features in the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Samsung NX210

 GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 NX210 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to take into account its weight and proportions. The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 comes with outer dimensions of 113mm x 70mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 2.2") along with a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Samsung NX210 has measurements of 117mm x 63mm x 37mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.5") along with a weight of 222 grams (0.49 lbs).

Examine the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Samsung NX210 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and the NX210.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and NX210 is 88 and 90 respectively.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 top view buttons comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to see the gap between sensor dimensions only by looking at specifications. The image underneath may offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and NX210.

Plainly, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Samsung NX210 to give you extra detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The more aged GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 sensor size comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Screen and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Portrait photography info
Samsung NX210 Portrait photography info
58
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
saves RAW formats
no liveview feature
low resolution sensor (12MP)
77
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detect focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
Street photography with Samsung NX210
70
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
lighter than others (140 grams)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
73
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
lighter than others in class (222g)
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
Sports photography with Samsung NX210
32
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
fixed focal length (28mm)
no liveview feature
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
terrible battery (320 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
56
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 as a Travel photography camera
Samsung NX210 as a Travel photography camera
59
lighter than others (140g)
has built in flash
terrible battery (320 per charge)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.5)
68
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung NX210 as a Landscape photography camera
48
manual focus
decent sized screen (3 inches)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
no liveview feature
lack of image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
terrible battery (320 per charge)
71
manual focus
change lenses (Samsung NX mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
Vlogging with Samsung NX210
28
comes with face detect focus
lighter than others (140 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic socket
34
features face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (222 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no mic support
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 vs Samsung NX210 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and Samsung NX210
 Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5Samsung NX210
General Information
Make Ricoh Samsung
Model type Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Samsung NX210
Type Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2010-09-21 2012-08-14
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor GR Engine III -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 2848 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 3200 12800
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens Samsung NX
Lens zoom range 28mm (1x) -
Max aperture f/2.5 -
Available lenses - 32
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 920k dots 614k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology TFT color LCD Active Matrix OLED screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) None
Features
Min shutter speed 180s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/3200s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, 1st/2nd Curtain, Smart Flash, Manual
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/180s
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) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1920 x 810 (24 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 140 grams (0.31 lb) 222 grams (0.49 lb)
Physical dimensions 113 x 70 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 2.2") 117 x 63 x 37mm (4.6" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 71
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.5
DXO Low light rating not tested 719
Other
Battery life 320 shots 330 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID DB-90 BC1030
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) ) Yes (2 sec to 30 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch cost $566 $625