Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5

 
Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 front
 
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28mm (F2.5) lens
  • 140g - 113 x 70 x 56mm
  • Released September 2010
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
88
Imaging
54
Features
37
Overall
47

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 summary

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is Ricoh's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera first introduced on September of 2010. The camera includes a 12MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4288 x 2848.

The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 ranks at #49 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #459 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personalized factors.

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 history

The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed list below.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 based on aspects that are normally considered necessary in a digital camera.

built-in flash
comes with HDMI support
has manual focus
lighter than others (140g)
pretty good screen size (3")
screen has good resolution (920 thousand dot)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
bad battery pack (320 CIPA)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 fps)
does not have external mic jack
does not have headphone jack
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect AF
does not have selfie friendly screen
fixed focal length (28mm)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
no liveview
screen does not articulate
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Sensor features

The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is powered by the GR Engine III chip. The sensor dimension in the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 2848 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 200 - 3200. RAW files are supported which means that you have more margin for error.

The image below displays the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 dimensions

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 weighs in at 0.31 lb (140 grams / 4.94 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 113mm x 70mm x 56mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 2.2"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 grams so the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is less heavy than other rivals.

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Listed below is a photo of the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 beside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 dimensions scale

The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 topview buttons dials

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Lens features

The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 provides an inbuilt lens with a constant focal length of 28mm meaning that you have no option to zoom.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.5 which is pretty sluggish and not good in low light circumstances and you will probably find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also need to increase your ISO resulting in noisy images.

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Connectivity

The GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to send files and sometimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.

Many apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Video features

The max video quality in the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should aim for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body does not have a mic and headphone socket which means you have zero control over your sound. It is probably best to have a look at a different camera in case you want good sound in your videos.

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing in the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Screen and Viewfinder

The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 includes a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specs regarding Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be quite valuable.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Shutter features

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 continuous shooting speed is 5.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/3200 seconds.

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Flash and Hot shoe features

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 boasts both integrated flash plus external flash support.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Autofocusing features

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster & exact than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which makes it valuable for taking portraits of people.

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 boasts manual focusing when needed in low light occasions or you want to have more exact focusing control.

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Battery life

The battery pack (DB-90) in the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is designed to last for 320 photographs as per the CIPA benchmarks making it lesser than its rivals. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 comes with the maximum (810) battery life in this class of cameras.

Here is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 for varying styles of photography

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Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Portrait photography info

The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 receives a score of 59 which is moderate, and means the camera is fairly suited for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the capability to utilize off-camera flash.

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has manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
has face detect autofocus
delivers RAW files
no liveview
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 as a Street photography camera

With a above average points tally of 70, the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is a fine fit to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lighter than others (140g)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Sports photography advice

A horrible sports photography points total of 33 suggests the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is not really good for photographing sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
fixed focal length (28mm)
does not have liveview
slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
terrible battery pack (320 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus

Travel photography with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5

Portability is extremely important when choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 gets a moderate 59 as a travel camera which is somewhat acceptable to purchase for your holidays.

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lighter than competition (140 grams)
has built in flash
not so great battery pack (320 shots)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)

Landscape photography with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5

For those who are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 and it's modest score of 48 for a landscape camera is fairly suitable among it's competitors.

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manual focus
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
does not have liveview
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
bad battery power (320 CIPA)

Vlogging with Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5

A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 28.

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offers face detect autofocus
lighter than average in class (140g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone jack

Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The graph below shows you an overview of the GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 compared to it's highest ranking competitors listed previously.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might check out as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Ricoh
Model type
Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5
Type
Advanced Mirrorless
Released
2010-09-21
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Powered by
GR Engine III
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
370.5mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4288 x 2848
RAW photos
Highest native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
200
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28mm (1x)
Maximum aperture
f/2.5
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3"
Resolution of screen
920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology
TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic (optional)
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
180 secs
Max shutter speed
1/3200 secs
Continuous shutter speed
5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video format
MPEG-4
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
140 gr (0.31 lb)
Physical dimensions
113 x 70 x 56mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 2.2")
Other
Battery life
320 photos
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
DB-90
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) )
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
1
Launch price
$566