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

Overall 41
Imaging 9
Features 31
Size 81
Price 0

Main Features

  • 10.0 MP 1/1.7" CCD sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 114 x 70 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 355 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

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

This review is devoted to GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC that Ricoh has first introduced to the public in Mar 18, 2010. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 10.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #173 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #854 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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: 410 shots
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Live View: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 2.0 fps
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Af Tracking: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC has the following external dimensions 114 x 114 x 44 mm (44.88 x 27.56 x 17.32″) with the weight of 355 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 44mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC — 410 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC — 44 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC — 355 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC Photo and Sensor Features

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC comes with Smooth Imaging Engine IV processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 10.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC features a 10.0 MP 1/1.7" 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 1/1.7" sensor featured in Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC

LCD and ViewFinder

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC are its 2.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC provides a shooting life of 410, 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC offers the highest battery life that reaches 410 shots.

How Good is Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC to the average MirrorLess camera.

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

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 24. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 70. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (114 x 70 x 44 mm)
  • Small 1/1.7"(7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 74. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC can be called a 74 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (2.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (410 shots)

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 44. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 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 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor

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

After carefully reviewing how well Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 56. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC can be called a 56 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 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (10 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

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

General
Brand Ricoh
Model GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
Announced Mar 18, 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 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 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 2.0 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 CCD
Sensor Size 1/1.7"
Sensor Dimensions 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Sensor Area 41.52 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 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 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
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 355 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 70 x 44 mm
Battery Life 410 shots
Battery Type 410 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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