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

Overall 43
Imaging 11
Features 31
Size 81
Price 1

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 114 x 58 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 367 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

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

This review is devoted to GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Aug 06, 2010. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #164 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #658 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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

  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Battery Life: 440 shots
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Af Continuous: No
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC has the following external dimensions 114 x 114 x 50 mm (44.88 x 22.83 x 19.69″) with the weight of 367 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 50mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC — 440 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC — 50 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC — 367 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC Photo and Sensor Features

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC comes with Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC has the following ISO range 100 - 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC features a 10.0 MP 1/2.3" 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 1/2.3" sensor featured in Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC

LCD and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC, 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC 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 P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC provides a shooting life of 440, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

Compared to all models in the Semi-Pro Mirrorless category, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC offers the highest battery life that reaches 440 shots.

How Good is Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC to the average MirrorLess camera.

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

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 25. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC can be called a Underclass 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:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (114 x 58 x 50 mm)
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 74. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC can be called a 74 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (440 shots)

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 46. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 57. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC can be called a 57 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:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

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

General
Brand Ricoh
Model GXR P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC
Announced Aug 06, 2010
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 Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 4.5
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 BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 10.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
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 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 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 367 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 58 x 50 mm
Battery Life 440 shots
Battery Type 440 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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