Ricoh GXR Mount A12

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 front
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • 1/9000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • 370g - 120 x 70 x 45mm
  • Revealed August 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 overview

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is Ricoh's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first announced on August of 2011. The camera includes a 12MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4288 x 2848.

The GXR Mount A12 is positioned #100 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all round #461 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to use our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 family

The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can identify all past and newer models along with key specifications.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 based on factors which are oftentimes viewed as essential in a camera.

built-in flash
does have HDMI support
good maximum aperture (f)
has manual focus
max shutter speed is good (1/9,000 seconds)
nice clear screen (920 thousand dot)
saves RAW files
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
fixed screen
focal length is fixed (()mm)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
max fps very slow (3.0 fps)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
missing headphone jack
missing mic jack
missing Time Lapse recording
no liveview
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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sensor features

The specification of the sensor in the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is 23.6mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 371 mm² sensor can resolve 4288 x 2848 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 200 - 3200. RAW files are saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath displays the GXR Mount A12's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The GXR Mount A12 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 dimensions

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 weighs about 0.82 pounds (370 gr / 13.05 oz) & has external proportions of 120mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.8"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr so the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is more heavy compared to other rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 next to a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its size.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button layout on the GXR Mount A12.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 topview buttons dials

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Lens features

The GXR Mount A12 features an inbuilt lens giving a constant focal length of ()mm meaning that you have no flexibility to zoom.

At it's widest ()mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f making it useful for low light conditions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It would also enable you to set a lower ISO to get clearer photographs.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Connectivity

The GXR Mount A12 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and sometimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

Many apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Video features

The maximum video quality in the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You really should try to get at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't feature a microphone or headphone jack which means that you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to find an alternative model should you want decent audio for your video clips.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Weather Sealing

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions may affect the camera.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Display and Viewfinder

The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 includes a 3 inch fixed display with a resolution of 920 thousand dots.

Please note that the display screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Ricoh GXR Mount A12 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are pretty helpful.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Shutter features

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 can shoot continuously at 3.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/9000s.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Flash and Hot shoe features

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 comes with both inbuilt flash together with external flash ability.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Autofocus features

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 comes with only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 has manual focus in case it is required in low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate control on focus.

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Battery life

The battery (DB-90) on the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is fashioned to last for 330 photographs as per the CIPA standards which is comparable with it's rivals. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest possible (650) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Underneath is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the highest battery life:

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 for different kinds of photography

The following chart displays a summation of the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 for different kinds of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 as a Portrait photography camera

The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 receives a score of 56 which is decent, meaning that it is fairly adequate for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos along with the option to utilize external flash.

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manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
doesn't have liveview
low megapixels (12MP)

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Street photography info

Having a nice score of 65, the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is a respectable fit for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Sports photography details

A subpar sports photography rating of 39 means the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is simply not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high shutter speed (1/9,000 seconds)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (()mm)
no liveview feature
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12MP)
does not have phase detect autofocus

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 as a Travel photography camera

Weight is extremely crucial in buying a camera for travel. All round, the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 gets a decent 60 for a travel camera which makes it fairly suited to take on your journeys.

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built-in flash
great maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Landscape photography details

If you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Ricoh GXR Mount A12 and it's average rating of 52 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate amongst it's competitors.

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has manual focus
good maximum aperture (f)
good sized screen (3 inches)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (()mm)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
no Time Lapse mode

Vlogging with Ricoh GXR Mount A12

A camera for vlogging should offer a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 is simply not very good for vlogging as it gets a subpar rating of 26.

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fast maximum aperture (f)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic socket

Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the GXR Mount A12, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The line graph just below gives you a summary of the GXR Mount A12 vs it's top ranking competitors mentioned previously.

These are some more cameras you might look at as alternatives. To review a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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General Information
Ricoh GXR Mount A12
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4288 x 2848
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
3 inch
Resolution of display
920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic (optional)
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
1 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/9000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
9.60 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
370 grams (0.82 lb)
120 x 70 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.8" x 1.8")
Battery life
330 images
Battery format
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (5 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
Retail price