Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC

 
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC front
 
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 24-72mm (F2.5-4.4) lens
  • 355g - 114 x 70 x 44mm
  • Released March 2010
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Portability
85
Imaging
35
Features
44
Overall
38

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC overview

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is Ricoh's Advanced Mirrorless camera initially announced on March of 2010. It uses a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/1.7" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC ranks at #52 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & all around #811 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. Remember to check out our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your custom requirements.

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Below is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC based on features that are generally viewed as useful in a camera.

built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
built in lens has zoom (24-72mm 3.0 x zoom)
fairly wide (24mm)
focusing manually
good battery (410 per charge)
good min ISO (100)
has built in flash
has HDMI support
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
saves RAW formats
very good screen resolution (920 k dot)
continuous shooting slow (2.0 frames/s)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have microphone jack
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
does not have liveview
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/1.7")
sluggish at long end (f4.4)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
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Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Sensor information

The Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC features the Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor. The specification of the sensor on the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW files are saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is outlined in green.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC dimensions

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is 0.78 lb (355 grams or 12.52 oz) & the size of the camera is 114mm x 70mm x 44mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 grams and the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is lighter compared to other rivals.

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Below is a pic of the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC besides a soda to help you get a sense of its size.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button arrangement on the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC topview buttons dials

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Lens information

The GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC includes a fixed lens giving a focal range of 24-72mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all outstanding but it will surely be helpful in some conditions.

At it's widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f2.5 and that is pretty sluggish and not very good for low light situations and you might find it hard to get good bokeh. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting producing noisy photographs. For the long end, 72mm comes at f4.4 which is fairly slow and you might have to choose slow shutter speeds.

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Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Connectivity

The GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy photos and usually adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.

Certain apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Video information

The maximum video resolution on the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should really try to get at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't feature a microphone or headphone jack so you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to order an alternative camera in case you require decent sound for your video clips.

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Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing for the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Display and Viewfinder

The Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC houses a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 920k dots.

Please note that the display has no touch support.

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The View Finder specs for Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic (optional)

For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders can be particularly valuable.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Shutter information

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC continuous shooting speed is 2.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Flash and Hot shoe information

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC features both built-in flash along with external flash ability.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Autofocus information

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise compared to Contrast Based focusing.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC has manual focusing when required in low light situations or you require more exact focusing control.

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Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Battery life

The battery for the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is made to last for 410 photos according to the CIPA benchmarks which is above the usual ın comparison with its category. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 comes with the highest possible (810) battery life in this type of cameras.

Following is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC for specific styles of photography

The following chart provides a overview of the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC for specific styles of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC

The Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC has a points tally of 37 which is awful, and means the camera is just not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support and capability to work with external lighting.

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focusing manually
delivers RAW formats
does not have liveview
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/1.7")

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Street photography advice

Coming in at a very good points tally of 62, the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is a good pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/1.7")

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Sports photography advice

A awful sports photography score of 31 means the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is just not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good battery life (410 per charge)
does not have liveview
max fps very slow (2.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/1.7")
has no phase detect auto focus

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC as a Travel photography camera

Portability is pretty critical in selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC gets a above average 61 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent choice to take with you on your trips.

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better than average battery power (410 shots)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f2.5)

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC as a Landscape photography camera

When you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC at it's reasonable grade of 49 for a landscape camera is reasonably appropriate in the current market.

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has manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (410 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.5)
no liveview feature
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")

Vlogging with Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC

A vlogging camera really should posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is just not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a awful rating of 27.

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reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f2.5)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Advanced Mirrorless.

The chart listed below offers you an overview of the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC vs it's top ranking competitors mentioned above.

Following are additional cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To read through a thorough comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Ricoh
Model type
Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
Category
Advanced Mirrorless
Released
2010-03-18
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Processor Chip
Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor size
1/1.7"
Sensor measurements
7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area
41.5mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW support
Max native ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-72mm (3.0x)
Max aperture
f/2.5-4.4
Macro focusing distance
1cm
Crop factor
4.8
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inch
Display resolution
920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
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
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
4.50 m
Flash settings
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
Supported video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
640x480
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone 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
355 gr (0.78 lb)
Physical dimensions
114 x 70 x 44mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7")
Other
Battery life
410 photographs
Battery format
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images) )
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
Single
Price at launch
$349