Ricoh GX200 Review

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Ricoh GX200




Features & Controls


Ricoh GX200

The GX200 features an extra-wide angle 24mm - 72mm (35mm) equivalent optical zoom lens. The lens consists of 11 elements in 7 groups. The aperture range is F2.5 (Wide) to F4.4 (telephoto). When powered down the lens retracts into the camera and comes with a detachable lens cap or an optional cap that allows the lens to protrude though it so you don't have to remove it..




Ricoh GX200

The removable lens ring allows for the camera to accept an adapter for the addition of a telephoto or wide-angle conversion lens (shown below). This is also how the auto lens cap attatches.



Ricoh GX200

The GX 200 features two optional conversion lenses to choose from, the 1.88x Tele Conversion lens TC-1 and the 0.79x Wide conversion lens DW-1. To use these lenses, the Hood and Lens Adapter HA-2 is required.



Ricoh GX200

The built in flash offers Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Synchro modes along with manual and external settings as well. Flash range is 7.9 in. to 16.5 ft. (20cm to 5.0m) at ISO 400. Using the optional conversion lenses with change the effective flash coverage. You can also see the flash release on the side.



Ricoh GX200 Ricoh GX200

The GX 200 offers an EVF that attaches to the flash hot shoe and also plugs into the back of the camera. This EVF is an available option when you buy the camera. This is great to use when wanting to conserve precious battery life, or when shooting in bright or direct light. It also features 100% coverage, zooms with the camera and displays all of the information that is provided on the LCD screen.



Ricoh GX200

On top of the camera you will find several of the camera's controls. On the right are the Power and shutter release buttons, mode dial and options dial. On the left you will find the switch to open the pop-up flash and the Fn1 button.


Ricoh GX200

In the upper right is the zoom control which also functions as the Index / Magnify controls in play mode. Over to the left is the ADJust button/rocker switch, which gives you quick access to exposure compensation, white balance, ISO speeds, image size and AF/AE controls. To the left is the control for switching back and forth between the EVF and the LCD. The Green Play button enters review or playback mode. Next we have the 4-way controller. It lets you navigate menus and select images during playback. In record mode you press "Right" to change flash mode, and press "Down" to enable Macro focus mode. The Fn2 or "Left" button can be set the AE lock. The MENU/Ok button calls up and dismisses the menus, and accepts menu selections. Next is the Self-timer button (10 or 2 seconds), which also acts as the Delete button in playback mode. Lastly we have the DISPlay button, it controls the amount of overlay information on the LCD as well as activates the live histogram and grid lines.



Ricoh GX200

The I/O ports are on the side: The Audio-Video Out lets you connect to a TV set with the supplied cable. The video signal is selectable for NTSC or PAL standard. The USB 2.0 (high-speed) port connects the camera to a computer to download the images and movies.



Ricoh GX200

The GR Digital II is equipped with 54MB of internal memory and also features a SD/MMC card slot. Ricoh does not specify the maximum card size allowed, we had no problems using this OCZ (Class 6) 4GB SDHC card and it will work with any card up to 16GB size.


Storage Capacities (approximate)

Mode Picture mode/
Recording pixels
Built-in memory 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB
Still RAW (12M) 2 22 43 88 172 353 721
F4000 (12M) 11 107 207 421 826 1689 3448
N4000 (12M) 20 187 359 731 1436 2936 5992
RAW3:2 (10M) 2 25 49 99 195 400 817
F3:2 (10M) 13 121 234 476 935 1912 3902
N3:2 (10M) 23 210 405 819 1609 3289 6712
RAW1:1 (10M) 3 30 57 117 231 472 964
F1:1 (9M) 15 143 276 558 1097 2242 4576
N1:1 (9M) 27 249 479 975 1915 3915 7990
N3264 (8M) 30 278 534 1078 2117 4327 8831
N2592 (5M) 48 436 839 1707 3352 6852 13983
N2048 (3M) 74 682 1313 2671 5247 10724 21885
N1280 (1M) 133 1208 2323 4726 9282 18973 38718
N640 (VGA) 497 4488 8632 15359 30159 61643 125793
Text 4000×3000 20 187 359 731 1436 2936 5992
2048×1536 74 682 1313 2671 5247 10724 21885
Movie 640×480 (15frames/sec.) 1'22" 12'19" 24'2" 48'13" 94'40" 193'30" 394'53"
640×480 (30frames/sec.) 41" 6'14" 11'59" 24'23" 47'54" 97'55" 199'49"
320×240 (15frames/sec.) 2'40" 24'5" 46'19" 94'11" 184'57" 378'2" 771'25"
320×240 (30frames/sec.) 1'22" 12'19" 24'2" 48'13" 94'40" 193'30" 394'53"




Ricoh GX200

The GR Digital II can be powered by either the included DB-60 3.7V 1150 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack or two standard AAA-type batteries (alkaline, Nickel-Hydrogen cells). Ricoh claims approx. 350 shots using the included Li-ion battery pack and up to 30 shots using the optional AAA cells.





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