Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC

 
Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 367g - 114 x 58 x 50mm
  • Announced August 2010
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
85
Imaging
35
Features
48
Overall
40

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC summary

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is Ricoh's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally launched on August of 2010. The camera features a 10MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is placed #51 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over all #701 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom requirements.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Pros and Cons

Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC based on features that are typically considered essential in a camera.

built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with HDMI out
good zoom range (28-300mm 10.7 x zoom)
great battery pack (440 per charge)
great minimum ISO (100)
great reach (300mm)
has built in flash
manual focus
nice clear screen (920 k dots)
quite wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
supports RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of headphone support
lack of mic support
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
megapixel count low (10MP)
no phase detect auto focus
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.6)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Sensor details

The Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is powered by the Smooth Imaging Engine IV chip. The sensor size in the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 10MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW format is saved so you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The image below displays the GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC dimensions

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC weighs about 0.81 pounds (367g or 12.95 oz) and features external dimensions of 114mm x 58mm x 50mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 2.0"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437g so the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is less heavy compared with various competitors.

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The following is a photo of the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button arrangement on the GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC topview buttons dials

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Lens specs

The GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC has a built in lens and a focal range of 28-300mm making it a 10.7 x zoom which is not great nevertheless it could be invaluable in certain conditions.

At the widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.5 and that is pretty slow and not very good in low light conditions and you will find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to up the ISO resulting in noisy files. Towards the tele end, 300mm is amazing zoom and comes at f5.6 making it very sluggish and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Connectivity

The GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send pictures and sometimes alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Some applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Video specs

The max video quality in the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should shoot for at least FUll HD quality for video. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone socket so you have no control over your sound. It is probably best to have a look at a different camera should you need good sound in your video clips.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing for the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Display and Viewfinder

The Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC features a 3" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 920k dots.

Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders are very valuable.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Shutter specs

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC continuous shooting speed is 5.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Flash and Hot shoe specs

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC includes both built-in flash and also external flash support.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Autofocus specs

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC includes just Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC has manual focusing in case it is required for low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focusing.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Battery life

The battery pack for the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is fashioned to last for 440 pictures according to the CIPA measurements which is above the usual in comparison to its category. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 has got the maximum (810) battery life for this group of cameras.

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Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC for different kinds of photography

The following graph provides a rundown of the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC for different kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section below.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Portrait photography info

The Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC has a points tally of 41 which is subpar, and means the camera is not really good for portraits. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support and option to work with external lighting.

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manual focus
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")

Street photography with Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC

Coming in at a very good points total of 62, the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is a very decent fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW files
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC as a Sports photography camera

A subpar sports photography score of 34 indicates the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is not really good for photographing sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
better than average battery pack (440 per charge)
slow fps (5.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Travel photography highlights

Size is very crucial when getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC gets a nice 63 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to purchase for your trips.

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better than average battery power (440 CIPA)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC and it's moderate grade of 52 for a landscape camera is relatively acceptable among its rivals.

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manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
better than average battery (440 CIPA)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Vlogging features

A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is not really good for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 27.

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rather wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Ricoh
Model type
Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC
Type
Advanced Mirrorless
Announced
2010-08-06
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
BSI-CMOS
Processor
Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW files
Max native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing range
1cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Display resolution
920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
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
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
4.50 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
Hot shoe
AEB
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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
367g (0.81 pounds)
Dimensions
114 x 58 x 50mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 2.0")
Other
Battery life
440 photographs
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
Single
Price at release
$147