Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Review

Overall 40
Imaging 10
Features 24
Size 76
Price 0

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 114 x 70 x 77 mm
  • Weight: 453 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Summary

This review is devoted to GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Nov 10, 2009. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #177 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 40/100 and it takes a rank of #937 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Live View: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 3.0 fps
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has the following external dimensions 114 x 114 x 77 mm (44.88 x 27.56 x 30.31″) with the weight of 453 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 77mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro — 320 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro — 77 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro — 453 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Photo and Sensor Features

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro comes with GR engine III processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro has the following ISO range 200 - 3200 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro features a 12.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

LCD and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic (optional) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro are its 3.0 fps max speed and 1/3200 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro provides a shooting life of 320, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 64. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 71. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.7 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (114 x 70 x 77 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro can be called a 78 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (3.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/3200s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (320 shots)

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 64. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (453 g)
  • Big size (114 x 70 x 77 mm)

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 75. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro can be called a 75 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) sensor
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro Detailed Specs

General
Brand Ricoh
Model GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro
Announced Nov 10, 2009
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses 0
Focal Length Multiplier x
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View No
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 180 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 s
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Manual
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 370.52 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 2848
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 453 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 70 x 77 mm
Battery Life 320 shots
Battery Type 320 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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