Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

 
Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro front
 
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 50mm (F2.5) lens
  • 453g - 114 x 70 x 77mm
  • Released November 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
77
Imaging
54
Features
31
Overall
44

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro summary

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is Ricoh's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally released on November of 2009. The camera features a 12MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 2848.

The GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is placed #50 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #550 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your personal factors.

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro family

The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all earlier and new models as well as important features.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro based on features which are oftentimes regarded as crucial in a camera.

delivers RAW files
focusing manually
has built in flash
high resolution screen (920 thousand dots)
includes HDMI out
nice sensor size (APS-C)
screen size is good (3 inches)
can't change focal length (50mm)
display isn't selfie friendly
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of phase detect auto focus
low battery life (320 CIPA)
missing headphone support
missing mic support
no image stabilization
no liveview feature
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
resolution not great (12MP)
screen does not articulate
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Sensor specifications

The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is powered by the GR engine III processor. The specification of the sensor on the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4288 x 2848 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and includes a native ISO range of 200 to 3200. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath shows the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro dimensions

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is 1.00 pounds (453 gr / 15.98 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 114mm x 70mm x 77mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 3.0"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr and the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is similar in comparison with various competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro beside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button design on the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro topview buttons dials

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Lens specifications

The GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro comes with a built in lens providing a fixed focal length of 50mm which means you do not have the luxury to zoom.

At the widest 50mm, it provides an aperture of f2.5 and that's very slow and not the best in low light circumstances and you will find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO producing noisy photographs.

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Connectivity

The GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer photos and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

Many applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Video specifications

The highest possible video quality on the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack which means that you have no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to buy a different model in case you need decent audio in your video clips.

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Weather Sealing

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Display and Viewfinder

The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro features a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

Viewfinders are pretty useful during sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Shutter specifications

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has the capability to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/3200 seconds.

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has got both inbuilt flash and external flash support.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Autofocus specifications

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has got just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro boasts manual focus when required during low light occasions or you need more exact focus control.

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Battery life

The battery life in the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is made to last for 320 shutters based on the CIPA specifications which is less compared to its rivals. The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 has the best (810) battery life within this category of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for specific styles of photography

The following chart presents a summary of the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for specific styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro as a Portrait photography camera

The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro receives a points total of 56 which is decent, meaning that it is relatively suitable for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files and option to work with external lighting.

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focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
doesn't have liveview
low resolution sensor (12MP)

Street photography with Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

Having a above average rating of 62, the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is a fine pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Sports photography details

A really bad sports photography score of 33 suggests the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is not good for photographing sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
can't change focal length (50mm)
doesn't have liveview
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
not so great battery (320 CIPA)
lack of phase detect autofocus

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Travel photography features

Portability is extremely critical in choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro gets a average 49 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suitable for your holidays.

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has built in flash
not so great battery life (320 shots)
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)

Landscape photography with Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

If you find yourself planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro with it's moderate grade of 47 as a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate in the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
screen size is good (3")
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (50mm)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
does not have liveview
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
low battery (320 shots)

Vlogging with Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

A vlogging camera preferably should come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is not good for vlogging as it comes to a really bad rating of 20.

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sluggish maximum aperture (f2.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic jack

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Ricoh
Model
Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro
Type
Advanced Mirrorless
Released
2009-11-10
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor Chip
GR engine III
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
370.5mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4288 x 2848
RAW pictures
Maximum native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
200
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 mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
50mm (1x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.5
Macro focus distance
1cm
Focal length multiplier
1.5
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inches
Resolution of display
920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic (optional)
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
180 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
453 grams (1.00 lb)
Physical dimensions
114 x 70 x 77mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 3.0")
Other
Battery life
320 images
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) )
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
1
Retail price
$566