Ricoh PX overview
Ricoh PX is Ricoh's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on August of 2011. The camera features a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3072.
The PX places at #53 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #739 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Ricoh PX Gallery
You can look at the PX from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Ricoh PX Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Ricoh PX based on factors that are usually viewed as important in a digital camera.
Ricoh PX Sensor features
The Ricoh PX houses the Smooth Imaging Engine IV chip. The specification of the sensor in the Ricoh PX is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3072 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The image below shows the PX's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The PX sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Ricoh PX dimensions
Ricoh PX has a weight of 0.34 pounds (156 grams or 5.50 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 100mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Ricoh PX is lighter as compared with various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The following is a photo of the Ricoh PX beside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button layout on the PX.
Ricoh PX Lens features
The PX offers a built in lens having a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be very good however it might be invaluable in a few circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.9 which is quite sluggish and not ideal in low light occasions and you may struggle to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to increase your ISO setting giving you noisy images. Towards the long end, 140mm comes at f5.4 making it really sluggish and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Ricoh PX Connectivity
The PX has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer files and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Ricoh PX Video features
The maximum video quality in the Ricoh PX is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should go for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't feature a mic or headphone port which means you have got absolutely no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to find another camera if you want good sound in your videos.
Ricoh PX Weather Sealing
Ricoh PX has environment sealing which makes it a fantastic selection to use in tough climates. This is especially beneficial whenever you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Ricoh PX Screen and Viewfinder
The Ricoh PX features a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Ricoh PX are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be pretty valuable.
Ricoh PX Shutter features
Ricoh PX continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Ricoh PX Flash and Hot shoe features
Ricoh PX boasts just in-built flash lacking external flash ability.
Ricoh PX Autofocusing features
Ricoh PX boasts only Contrast Based Auto Focus and doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which makes it handy for taking portraits of people.
It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving objects. Ricoh PX boasts manual focusing if needed in low light or you want more precise focusing control.
Ricoh PX Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest possible (470) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Ricoh PX for varying forms of photography
The following graph shows a analysis of the Ricoh PX for varying forms of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Ricoh PX
The Ricoh PX gets a points total of 44 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really appropriate for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and capability to work with external lighting.
Ricoh PX Street photography highlights
Getting a nice rating of 63, the Ricoh PX is a respectable fit for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Ricoh PX Sports photography info
A lousy sports photography rating of 45 suggests the Ricoh PX is not really appropriate for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Ricoh PX Travel photography details
Portability is really important when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Ricoh PX gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a good fit to buy for your travels.
Ricoh PX Landscape photography features
For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Ricoh PX with it's average grade of 48 for a landscape camera is fairly suited within the current market.
Vlogging with Ricoh PX
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving display screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Ricoh PX is not really appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 31.
Ricoh PX Alternatives
If you want replacements to the PX, here is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram below shows you a bird's eye view of the PX versus it's highest scoring rivals shown above.
Here are a few more cameras you might consider as alternatives. To see a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.