Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5

 
Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 front
 
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-85mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 550g - 114 x 75 x 93mm
  • Introduced February 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
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Imaging
59
Features
45
Overall
53

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 overview

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is Ricoh's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera initially announced on February of 2012. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4928 x 3264.

The GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is positioned #47 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all-around #361 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to try our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your custom requirements.

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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 history

The Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can find all older and the latest models along with key features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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16MPAPS-C2012
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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 based on aspects that are typically viewed as important in a digital camera.

built in zoom lens (24-85mm 3.5 x zoom)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
has HDMI out
has manual focus
nice clear screen (920 thousand dots)
offers face detect focusing
rather wide (24mm)
saves RAW formats
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of image stabilization
max fps low (3.0 frames per second)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.5)
missing headphone support
missing microphone support
more heavy than competition (550g)
no phase detect AF
screen does not articulate
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Sensor specifications

The Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is run by the Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4928 x 3264 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 200 - 3200. RAW format is saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.

The graphic below shows the GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 dimensions

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 weighs 1.21 lb (550g / 19.40 ounces) & has outside size of 114mm x 75mm x 93mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 3.7"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437g so the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is more heavy when compared with its rivals.

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Below is a pic of the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 alongside a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 dimensions scale

The top view below will show the button arrangement on the GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 topview buttons dials

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Lens specifications

The GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 has got a fixed lens providing a focal range of 24-85mm giving it a 3.5 x zoom which is definitely not amazing nevertheless it would certainly be convenient in a few situations.

At the widest 24mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that's pretty slow and not the best for low light circumstances and you might find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting leading to noisy photos. For the tele end, 85mm comes at f5.5 which is quite slow and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.

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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Connectivity

The GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy images and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.

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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Video specifications

The maximum video resolution in the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You really should target at least FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port which means that you have no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at another camera if you want decent sound for your videos.

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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Weather Sealing

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 doesn't include weather sealing so damp conditions may damage the camera.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Screen and Viewfinder

The Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 has got a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder details for Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

Viewfinders can be really beneficial in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to see.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Shutter specifications

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 continuous shooting speed is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/3200s.

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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 comes with both built in flash along with external flash ability.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Autofocus specifications

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 comes with just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is valuable for portraits.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 supports manual focusing if needed in low light occasions or you need to have more precise focusing control.

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Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Battery life

The battery (DB-90) in the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is made to last for 400 images according to the CIPA specifications which is comparable with it's competition. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 has got the highest possible (810) battery life in this range of cameras.

Following is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras with the best battery life:

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 for different styles of photography

The following illustration shows a overview of the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 for different styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section below.

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Portrait photography details

The Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 has a points tally of 75 which is nice, meaning that it is a fine option to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos and flexibility to utilize external lighting.

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you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
exports RAW formats

Street photography with Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5

Getting a decent points tally of 56, the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
more heavy than competition in class (550 grams)

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Sports photography highlights

A average sports photography points total of 49 means the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is relatively suited for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
slow frames per second (3.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect AF

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Travel photography highlights

Size is very critical when getting a camera for travel. Overall, the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 gets a decent 59 as a travelling camera which is fairly adequate to take on your journeys.

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megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
more heavy than competitors (550 grams)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Landscape photography highlights

If you find yourself planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 at it's above average rating of 63 for a landscape camera is a fine choice within the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have image stabilization

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 is just not good for vlogging as it delivers a awful score of 24.

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relatively wide (24mm)
offers face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have mic support
heavier than competition in class (550 grams)

Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5, below is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall within the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Ricoh
Model type
Ricoh GXR A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5
Class
Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced
2012-02-02
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor
Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area
370.5mm²
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4928 x 3264
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
200
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-85mm (3.5x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.5-5.5
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech
TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic (optional)
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Slowest shutter speed
180 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/3200 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
AEB
WB 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), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video data format
MPEG-4
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
550g (1.21 lbs)
Physical dimensions
114 x 75 x 93mm (4.5" x 3.0" x 3.7")
Other
Battery life
400 shots
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
DB-90
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) )
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
One
Cost at launch
$871