GXR FAQs - By Product

[Question] What is the difference between GXR (A12 50mm / S10 24-72mm) and GR DIGITAL III ?

With the GXR, the specifications vary depending on the lens attached to it.
The following is the comparison chart between [GXR with GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO], [GXR with RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC], and GR DIGITAL III.


In this chart,
[GR LENS A12 50mm] means
[GXR with GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO].
Lens name details

[RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm] means [GXR with RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC].
Lens name details

[Image sensor / Lens]

Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 12.30 million pixels (12.90 million pixels) 10.01 million pixels (10.40 million pixels) 10.00 million pixels (10.40 million pixels)
Image sensor CMOS
23.6 x 15.7 mm
1/1.7" primary-color CCD 1/1.7" primary-color CCD
Focal length (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) f = 33 mm
(50 mm)
f = 5.1 mm - 15.3 mm
(24 - 72 mm)
f = 6.0 mm
(28 mm)
F-Aperture F: 2.5 - 22 *a1 (W) F: 2.5 - 9.1
(T) F: 4.4 - 15.8
F: 1.9 - 9 *a2
Imaging engine GR ENGINE III Smooth Imaging Engine IV GR ENGINE III
Shooting distance (From the front of the lens) Approx. 0.3 m - infinity
Macro range (From the front of the lens) Approx. 0.07 m - infinity (W) Approx. 0.01 m - infinity
(T) Approx. 0.04 m - infinity
Approx. 0.01 m - infinity
Lens construction 9 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element with 2 surfaces) 11 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 4 surfaces) 9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical lens elements with 2 surfaces)
Optical zoom N/A
(fixed focal)
3.0 x N/A
(fixed focal)
Digital zoom 4.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 x
  • *a1)F22 displays in the Auto shooting mode : Being used by a combination of aperture and ND filter.
  • *a2)F8.0 - F11 displays in the Auto shooting mode : Being used by a combination of aperture and ND filter.

[Photograph features of camera]

Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
Exposure control mode Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure metering Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation +4.0 ~ -4.0
step : 1/3EV, 1/2EV
+2.0 ~ -2.0
step : 1/3EV
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO / AUTO-HI *b1/ ISO 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 AUTO / AUTO-HI *b1/ ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 AUTO / AUTO-HI *b1/ ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
Focus mode Multi AF, Spot AF, MF (manual), Snap, ∞ (Infinity)
Full Press Snap *b2 Off, On, Auto-Hi ISO
Snap Focus Distance options 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 3.5m, 5m, ∞ (infinity) 1m, 2.5m, 5m, ∞ (infinity)
Pre-AF *b3 Available Available Available
Aperture priority mode Available Available Available
Available shutter speed in S mode 1/3200 sec. ~ 15 sec. 1/2000 sec. ~ 1 sec. 1/2000 sec. ~ 8 sec.
Target shift AE, AF, AE/AF AE, AF, AE/AF AE, AF, AE/AF
Dynamic range double shot *b4 N/A N/A Available
Noise reduction OFF / Strong / Weak
Noise reduction ISO Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / Over ISO 1601 / ISO 3200 Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / ISO 1600
White balance AUTO, Multi-P AUTO *b5, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail
Bracketing Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket
Image settings Vivid, Standard, Natural, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2 Vivid, Standard, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2
Level settings Available Available Available
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) N/A Available N/A
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Continuous *b6, M-Cont Plus Continuous *b6, S-Cont, M-Cont
Multi shooting *b6 in RAW mode Max. 4 pictures *7 Max. 5 pictures *b7 Max. 5 pictures *b7
Movie mode Available Available Available
Movie size 1280 x 720, 640 x 480,
320 x 240 (24 fps)
640 x 480,
320 x 240 (30 fps)
640 x 480,
320 x 240 (30/15 fps)
Built-in flash range (ISO AUTO) Approx. 0.2 ~ 3.0 m Approx. 0.2 ~ 4.5 m (W), Approx. 0.15 ~ 2.7 m (T) Approx. 0.2 ~ 3.0 m
Flash exposure compensation +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV
Flash Synchro settings *b8 Available (1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain)
Manual Flash settings *b9 Available Available Available
Manual Flash amount *b9 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64
Auto Resize zoom *b10 5.9 x (VGA) 5.7 x (VGA) 5.7 x (VGA)
  • *b1)This is the option to set the upper limit of the ISO sensitivity. Comparing with the AUTO, the shutter speed will become faster in a dark scene, which will reduce camera shake or blurring of the subject.
    With the GXR, AUTO-HI is selectable from; ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, or ISO 3200.
    With the GR DIGITAL III, AUTO-HI is selectable from; ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, or ISO 1600.
  • *b2)If you press the shutter release half way, the AF feature will work, but if you fully press the shutter release button at once, the camera will take a picture with a configured distance without AF work. For the details on the [Full Press Snap], see the following FAQ.

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about the Full Press Snap.]

  • *b3)The camera will do preliminaries on focus, corresponding with changes on the subject, even if you will not yet press the shutter release half way. For the details on the [Pre-AF], see the following FAQ.

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about the Pre-AF.]

  • *b4)Two consecutive pictures are taken with different exposures and then the areas with the appropriate exposure are combined together. For the details on the [Dynamic Range Double Shot], see the following FAQ.

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about the Dynamic Range Double shot.]

  • *b5)For scenes with both sunlight and shadow, the camera automatically selects the optimal white balance to fit the light source of each segregated area of the image. For the details on the [Multi-pattern Auto white balance], see the following FAQ.

[GRDIII FAQ: What is the [Multi-P AUTO] (multi-pattern auto white balance)?]

  • *b6)Normal continous (While pressing the shutter release button, the camera takes multiple pictures continuously).
  • *b7)With Noise reduction setting OFF.
    With the RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm, max. 4 pictures if the ISO sensitivity value is 800 or over.
  • *b8)This is the option to choose the flash synchro timing from either [1st Curtain] or [2nd Curtain]. For the details on the [Flash Synchro Settings], see the following FAQ.

[Details on the setting for flash timing (Flash Synchro Settings).]

  • *b9)When you choose the [Manual Flash] in the Flash mode, you can control the flash manually. For the details on the [Manual Flash Amount], see the following FAQ.

[About controlling the flash manually (Manual Flash Amount).]

  • *b10)Auto resize zoom works with the maximum image size only.

[Button / Key assignments and display settings]

Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
My Settings 3 settings 3 settings 3 settings
My Settings Box Available (up to 6 settings) *c1
DIRECT button feature Available *c2 Available *c2 N/A
ADJ. lever settings 4 settings
Fn button registrations Fn1 / Fn2 *c3
Grid Guide display 3 types 3 types 3 types
Shooting Info. Display frame *c4 Available Available Available
Information Display mode *c5 Available Available Available
  • *c1)You can save 6 My settings into the [My Settings Box] in advance, and you can recall a My setting from the box to register it to MY1, MY2, or MY3. See the following FAQ for the details.

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about recall or edit a My setting registered in the My Settings box (6 sets in maximum).]

  • *c2)Pressing the DIRECT button in the shooting mode shows the current shooting setting. This DIRECT mode allows you to choose an item and to change the current shooting settings directly.
  • *c3)See the following FAQ for the Fn button assignment.

[How do I assign a function to the Fn buttons ?]

  • *c4)This is the option to display shooting icons in a frame surrounding the view through the lens.
  • *c5)This is the option to display shooting information in the picture display when the picture display is off.

[Playback features of camera]

Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
Image rotation Automatic rotation in Playback
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view
Display of enlarged image Max. 16x
Level compensation (Image brightness and contrast correction) Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
White balance (color tone) compensation Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Display of Details + Histogram Available Available Available
Resize images Available Available Available
One press zoom *d1 Available with ADJ. lever
Memorizing the last played back image *d2 Available Available Available
Flag function setting *d3 Available Available N/A
  • *d1)Pressing the ADJ. lever allows zooming to the configured magnification.
  • *d2)The camera memorizes the last played back image. At the next playback, the last played back image will be displayed.
  • *d3)This will allow to display an assigned image quickly

[Other features of camera]

Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
Picture display (LCD) 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots
Built-in memory Approx. 86 MB Approx. 86 MB Approx. 88 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB
Battery DB-90 (included) DB-65 (included)
Battery charger BJ-9 (included) BJ-6 (included)
Dry cell battery N/A N/A AAA batteries x 2
Shooting capacity with the included battery *e1 Approx. 320 pictures Approx. 410 pictures Approx. 370 pictures
Dimensions (W x H x D; excluding projections) 113.9 x 70.2 x 77.1 mm *e2 113.9 x 70.2 x 44.4 mm *e2 108.6 x 59.8 x 25.5 mm
Weight Approx. 423 g *e3 Approx. 325 g *e3 Approx. 188 g
  • *e1)The data is just a guide and reference only. Carrying a spare battery will be recommended for a long time usage. (Number of pictures measured using the CIPA standard. The actual number of available shots may vary depending on the shooting and usage conditions.)
  • *e2)The whole dimensions of the camera body attached with the camera unit (including the lens unit).
  • *e3)The whole weight of the camera body attached with the camera unit (without battery, a memory card, a strap, a terminal cap, or a lens cap).

[Optional accessories]

Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
Wide conversion lens N/A DW-6 *f1
19 ~ 57 mm *f3 (approx. 0.8 magnifications)
GW-2 *f2
21 mm *f3 (approx. 0.75 magnifications)
Tele conversion lens -- TC-1 *f1
45 ~ 135 mm *f3 (approx. 1.88 magnifications)
--
Hood & adapter (adapter diameter) -- HA-3 (ø 43 mm) GH-2 (ø 43 mm)
External viewfinder N/A GV-1 *f4
Mini external viewfinder N/A GV-2 *f5
Electronic viewfinder VF-2 (Optional) *f6 N/A
Lens cap (self- retaining) -- LC-2 --
External flash GF-1 (Optional) *f7
Soft case SC-55L SC-55S GC-3/GC-4 *f8
Neck strap ST-3 GS-1/ST-2
  • *f1)Requires the HA-3, hood & adapter.
  • *f2)Requires the GH-2, hood & adapter.

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about the GW-2, optional wide conversion lens for the GR DIGITAL III.]

  • *f3)35 mm filmcameras equivalent.
  • *f4)It is the optical view finder with frames equivalent to 21 mm / 28 mm

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about the GV-1, an optical external viewfinder.]

  • *f5)It is the optical view finder with frames equivalent to 28 mm, also supports 1:1 aspect ratio.

[GRDIII FAQ: Let me know about the GV-2, a mini optical external viewfinder.]

  • *f6)It is the electronic viewfinder, the field of view is 100%. See the option site.
  • *f7)The hot shoe can be used to attach the GF-1, external flash unit.

[Details on the GF-1, optional external flash unit.]

  • *f8)The GC-4 soft case can store the camera attached with the GV-2, the mini external viewfinder.

[PC connections]

When you connect a camera to a computer:
  • Only the USB connection is available. Serial connection is not supported.
  • It is required a computer that is pre-installed with a supported OS version in the following chart, and that has a USB port as standard.
  • The available software for picture downloading is for Windows only. For Macintosh, no software from Ricoh is required to download pictures.See the FAQ here for the details
  • The following is the compatibility chart for each operating system.
Items GR LENS A12 50mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR DIGITAL III
PC interface Mass storage / USB 2.0
Viewer software (for Windows) Irodio Photo & VideoStudio 1.1.16 from Pixela
PictBridge printing Available Available Available
Windows Vista/XP/2000 Supported Supported Supported
Windows Me/98 Not supported Not supported Not supported
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.1.2 Supported Supported Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Supported Supported Supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported Not supported Not supported
 
Answer ID: EDXR01000
Date created: November 10, 2009
Date modified: September 14, 2011
Product: GXR, GR DIGITAL III
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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