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[Question] What is the difference between GXR P10 28-300mm, S10 24-72mm, and A12 50mm ?

With the GXR, the specifications vary depending on the lens attached to it.
The following is the comparison chart between [GXR with RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC], [GXR with RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC], and [GXR with GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO].

In this chart,
[RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm] means [GXR with RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC].
Lens name details

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

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

F/W: Firmware update will add new enhanced features on the items with this icon.
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[Image sensor / Lens]

Items RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 10.00 million pixels (10.60 million pixels) 10.01 million pixels (10.40 million pixels) 12.30 million pixels (12.90 million pixels)
Image sensor CMOS
1/2.3"
Primary-color CCD
1/1.7"
CMOS
23.6 x 15.7 mm
Focal length (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) f = 4.9 mm - 52.5 mm
(28 - 300 mm)
f = 5.1 mm - 15.3 mm
(24 - 72 mm)
f = 33 mm
(50 mm)
F-Aperture (f- number) (W) F: 3.5 - 7.0, (T) F: 5.6 - 15.4 *a1 (W) F: 2.5 - 9.1, (T) F: 4.4 - 15.8 F: 2.5 - 22 *a2
Shooting distance (From the front of the lens) Approx. 0.3 m - infinity (W)
Approx. 1.5 m - infinity (T)
Approx. 0.3 m - infinity Approx. 0.3 m - infinity
Macro range (From the front of the lens) (W) Approx. 0.01 m - infinity
(T) Approx. 0.27 m - infinity
(W) Approx. 0.01 m - infinity
(T) Approx. 0.04 m - infinity
Approx. 0.07 m - infinity
Lens construction 10 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 5 surfaces) 11 elements in 7 groups (4 aspherical lens elements with 4 surfaces) 9 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element with 2 surfaces)
Optical zoom 10.7 x 3.0 x N/A
(fixed focal)
Digital zoom (still images) 4.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 x
Digital zoom (movie) 4.0 x *a3 4.0 x 3.6 x
  • *a1) When setting the aperture, the camera uses a combination of aperture and ND filter. Available number of f-stop varies depending on the zoom positions.
  • *a2) F22 displays in the Auto shooting mode : Being used a combination of aperture and ND filter.
  • *a3) RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm: With HD movie (1280 x 720), digital zoom will be up to 2.8x at maximum.

[Photograph features of camera]

Items RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Exposure control mode Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter speed priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation +4.0 ~ -4.0
Exposure/Flash compensation steps 1/3EV, 1/2EV
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO / AUTO-HI *b1/ ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 AUTO / AUTO-HI *b1/ ISO 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
Focus mode Multi AF, Spot AF, MF (manual), Snap, ∞ (Infinity), Multi-trgt AF 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)
Pre-AF *b3 Available Available Available
Focus Ring N/A N/A Available F/W(1)
Exposure metering Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
AF method Contrast AF method only *b4
Aperture priority mode
(A mode)
Available Available Available
Available f-number in A mode (W: wide, T: tele) (W) F3.5 / F7.0 *b5
(T) F5.6 / F7.7 / F15.4
(W) F2.5 ~ F9.1 *b6
(T) F4.4 ~ F15.8
F2.5 ~ F22
Program shift mode
(P mode)
*b7
Available Available Available
Shutter speed priority
mode

(S mode)
*b8
Available Available Available
Available shutter speed in S mode *b8 1/2000 sec. ~ 1 sec. 1/2000 sec. ~ 1 sec. 1/3200 sec. ~ 15 sec.
Shutter speed Auto Shift mode *b8 Available N/A F/W(2)
Manual exposure mode
(M mode)
*b9
Available Available Available
SCENE modes Movie
-Portrait
-Sports
-Landscape
-Nightscape
-Skew Correct Mode
-Zoom Macro
Dynamic Range Double Shot
*b10
-Movie
-Portrait
-Sports
-Landscape
-Nightscape
-Skew Correct Mode
-Zoom Macro
-Movie
-Portrait
-Sports
-Landscape
-Nightscape
-Skew Correct Mode
-Zoom Macro
AE/AF Target shift AE, AF, AE/AF AE, AF, AE/AF AE, AF, AE/AF
Noise reduction options Off / Weak / Strong / MAX Off / Strong / Weak F/W (3)
Noise reduction ISO *b11 Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / Over ISO 1601 / ISO 3200
White balance AUTO, Multi-P AUTO *b12, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent 1, Incandescent 2, Fluorescent, Manual Settings, Detail AUTO, Multi-P AUTO *b12, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp F/W (4), Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail
Bracketing Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket, Focus bracket Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket Auto bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket
Image settings Vivid, Standard, Natural, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2
Level settings Available Available Available
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) Available Available N/A
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Continuous *b13
S-Cont
M-Cont Plus
Continuous *b13,
M-Cont Plus
Available number in a sigle burst with Multi shooting in RAW mode (With Noise reduction Off) Max. 5 pictures Max. 5 pictures Max. 4 pictures
Multi shooting speed in RAW mode Approx. 4.3 pictures /sec. Approx. 1.6 pictures /sec. Approx. 3 pictures /sec.
Speed Cont (S-Cont)
(VGA: 640 x 480)
Low: 120 frames (60 frames /sec.)
Hi: 120 frames (120 frames /sec.)
N/A N/A
M-Cont Plus Low (3648 x 2736): 15 frames per 1 burst (4.3 frames /sec.),
Hi (1728 x 1296): 26 frames per 1 burst (30 frames /sec.)
Low (3648 x 2736): 15 frames per 1 burst (1.6 frames /sec.),
Hi (640 x 480): 30 frames per 1 burst (30 frames /sec.)
Low (4228 x 2848): 15 frames per 1 burst (3 frames /sec.),
Hi (1280 x 856): 30 frames per 1 burst (24 frames /sec.)
Movie mode Available Available Available
Movie size 1280 x 720
640 x 480,
320 x 240 (30 fps)
640 x 480,
320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720, 640 x 480,
320 x 240 (24 fps)
Built-in flash range (ISO AUTO) Approx. 0.2 ~ 4.0 m (W), Approx. 0.28 ~ 2.5 m (T) 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 +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV
Flash Synchro settings *b14 Available (1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain)
Manual Flash settings *b15 Available Available Available
Manual Flash amount
*b15
Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64
Auto Resize zoom
*b16
5.7 x (VGA) 5.7 x (VGA) 5.9 x (VGA)
AF speed options N/A N/A Available *b17
Shutter speed *b18 1/2000 sec. ~ 30 sec. 1/2000 sec. ~ 180 sec. 1/3200 sec. ~ 180 sec.
Imaging engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV GR ENGINE III
  • *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.
    AUTO-HI is selectable from; ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, or ISO 3200.
  • *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.
  • *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.
  • *b4)No external AF.
  • *b5)When setting the aperture, the camera uses a combination of aperture and ND filter. Available number of f-stop varies depending on the zoom positions. 2 steps in wide-side, 3 steps in tele-side.
  • *b6)The available aperture values (f-number) vary depending on the zoom positions.
  • *b7) This mode allows you to choose a combination of f-number and shutter speed.
  • *b8) This mode allows you to adjust shutter speed manually. When you set the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects the appropriate aperture value for that speed. If [Shutter Speed Auto Shift] is set to [On] in this mode, the camera will automatically adjust shutter speed for optimal exposure in the case that the selected shutter speed by the user will result for over exposure or under exposure.
  • *b9)This mode allows you to adjust aperture and shutter speed manually. (Some shutter speed may not be available manually depending on the aperture value.)
  • *b10) With Dynamic Range Double shot, two consecutive pictures are taken with different exposures and then the areas with the appropriate exposure are combined together.
  • *b11) The Noise reduction ISO options will not be available with the Noise reduction Off.
  • *b12) For scenes mixed with sunlight, shadow, flash lights, etc., the camera automatically selects the optimal white balance to fit the light source of each segregated area of the image.
  • *b13)Normal continuous (While pressing the shutter release button, the camera takes multiple pictures continuously).
  • *b14)This is the option to choose the flash synchro timing from either [1st Curtain] or [2nd Curtain].
  • *b15) When you choose the [Manual Flash] in the Flash mode, you can control the flash manually.
  • *b16)Auto resize zoom works with the maximum image size only.
  • *b17) [QK-AF] or [FR-AF] is selectable for auto focus speed. This option is available from the firmware version 1.07 or greater.
Go to [GXR firmware update]
  • *b18) Upper/lower limits of the available shutter speed varies depending on a shooting mode, or a flash mode.

[Feature enhanced update] The following features will be added by the firmware update.
F/W (1) : The Focus Ring movement will become faster.
F/W (2) : The [Shutter Speed Auto Shift] option is added.
F/W (3) : [MAX] option is added in [Noise Reduction] in the SHooting menu.
F/W (4) : [Incandescent 1] and [Incandescent 2] is available in white balance.

[Button / Key assignments and display settings]

Items RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
My Settings 3 settings 3 settings 3 settings
My Settings Box Available (up to 6 settings) *c1 Available (up to 6 settings) *c1 Available (up to 6 settings) *c1
DIRECT button feature Available *c2 Available *c2 Available *c2
ADJ. lever settings 4 settings 4 settings 4 settings
ADJ. Direct ISO Control Available N/A F/W (5)
Fn button registrations Fn1 / Fn2 Fn1 / Fn2 Fn1 / Fn2
Grid Guide display 3 types 3 types 3 types
Shooting Info. Display frame *c3 Available Available Available
Information Display mode *c4 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.
  • *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)This is the option to display shooting icons in a frame surrounding the view through the lens.
  • *c4)This is the option to display shooting information in the picture display when the picture display is off.

[Feature enhanced update] The following features will be added by the firmware update.
F/W (5) : [ADJ. Direct ISO Control] option is added in the Key Custom Options. When the camera is ready to shoot and this option is [On], ISO sensitivity can be changed by turning the ADJ. lever.

[Playback features of camera]

Items RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Image rotation Automatic rotation in Playback Automatic rotation in Playback Automatic rotation in Playback
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view
Display of enlarged image Max. 16x Max. 16x Max. 16x
Display by captured date Available N/A N/A
Level compensation
(Image brightness and contrast correction)
Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual) Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual) Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
White balance (color
tone) compensation
Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber) Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber) Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Resize images Available Available Available
One press zoom *d1 Available with ADJ. lever Available with ADJ. lever Available with ADJ. lever
Memorizing the last played back image *d2 Available Available Available
Flag function setting *d3 Available Available Available
Display of Details + Histogram Available Available Available
Camera unit info. display Available N/A F/W (6)
Firmware version
number display
Available N/A F/W (7)
  • *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.

[Feature enhanced update] The following features will be added by the firmware update.
F/W (6) : The information on the attached camera unit; [A12], [S10], or [P10]; is displayed at playback (Detailed Information Display).
F/W (7) : The information on the current firmware version number is available from the Setup menu.

[Other features of camera]

Items RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Picture display (LCD) (the same body) 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots
Built-in memory Approx. 86 MB Approx. 86 MB Approx. 86 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB
Battery DB-90 (included) DB-90 (included) DB-90 (included)
Battery charger BJ-9 (included) BJ-9 (included) BJ-9 (included)
Dry cell battery N/A N/A N/A
Shooting capacity with the included battery *e1 Approx. 440 pictures Approx. 410 pictures Approx. 320 pictures
Dimensions (W x H x D; excluding projections) *e2 113.9 x 70.2 x 49.8 mm 113.9 x 70.2 x 44.4 mm 113.9 x 70.2 x 77.1 mm
Weight *e3 Approx. 320 g Approx. 325 g Approx. 423 g
  • *e1)The data is just a guide and reference only. Carrying a spare battery will be recommended for 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 RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Wide conversion lens N/A DW-6 *f1
19 ~ 57 mm *f2 (approx. 0.8 magnifications)
N/A
Tele conversion lens -- TC-1 *f1
45 ~ 135 mm *f2 (approx. 1.88 magnifications)
--
Hood & adapter (adapter diameter) -- HA-3 (ø 43 mm) --
External viewfinder (optical) N/A N/A N/A
Mini external viewfinder (optical) N/A N/A N/A
Electronic viewfinder VF-2 (Optional) *f3
Lens cap (self- retaining) LC-2 (Optional) LC-2 (Optional) --
External flash GF-1 (Optional) *f4
Soft case SC-55L SC-55S SC-55L
Neck strap ST-3 ST-3 ST-3
  • *f1) Requires the HA-3, hood & adapter. See the option site.
  • *f2)35 mm filmcameras equivalent.
  • *f3) It is the electronic viewfinder, the field of view is 100%.
  • *f4)The hot shoe can be used to attach the GF-1, external flash unit.

[PC connections]

When you connect the 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 RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
PC interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB) USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB) USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB)
USB communication system Mass storage Mass storage Mass storage
PictBridge printing Available Available Available
Compatibility on mass storage connections Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.1.2 Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported
[DL-10 / picture download software]
  • *For Windows only
DL-10 for Windows RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported
[Irodio Photo & Video Studio / picture viewing & edit software]
  • *For Windows only
Irodio Photo & Video Studio 1.1.16 for Windows RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Windows 7 Supported (Updater required. *g1)
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported
  • *g1)The software in the supplied CD-ROM disc is not supported. But the updater for the Windows 7 is available in the Pixela website.
[Irodio Photo & Video Studio website - Updater for Windows 7]
[VM-1 / MP file viewer software]
  • *For Macintosh only
VM-1 for Macintosh RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.4 Supported
Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.1.2 Not supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Not supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported
 
Answer ID: EDXR03000
Date created: May 7, 2010
Date modified: September 1, 2011
Product: GXR
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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