Features & Controls

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Attaching to the GXR's body are two separate camera units, both including their own unique lens, imaging sensor and imaging processor that are optimized for the specific lenses. On the right you can see the S10 camera unit with a 24-72mm zoom lens, 10-Megapixel CCD imaging sensor and Smooth Imaging Engine 4. To the right is the A12 camera unit with a fixed 50mm lens, 12.3-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor and the GR Engine III.

Focal Range:
A12  Normal - 30cm to Infinity
        Macro - 7cm to Infinity

S10  Normal - 30cm to Infinity
        Macro - 1cm to Infinity (W)
                    4cm to Infinity (T)





ricoh_gxr_slot3.jpgThe different camera units attach to the body by a specifically designed rail and slide mechanism. This allows the units to slide easily and connect firmly to the body every time. On the right side of the handle is the switch that releases the camera units, allowing them to slide off just as easily as they went on.






ricoh_gxr_flash.jpgRicoh's built-in, pop-up flash is built into the body of the camera and available with either of the camera units that are attached. It can be used in Auto, Red-eye, Slow sync., Forced On, Forced Off and manual modes. The manual modes can be set within the camera's menu system with amounts of FULL, 1/1.4, 1/2, 1/2.8, 1/4, 1/5.6, 1/8, 1/11, 1/16, 1/22, 1/32, 1/64. The flash distances vary depending on the camera unit attached.

A12 Range - Approx. 20 cm - 3.0 m (ISO auto)
S10 Range -
Approx. 20 cm - 4.5 m (wide-angle)
                   Approx. 15 cm -2.7 m (telephoto)






ricoh_gxr_controls_top.jpgThe controls on top of body are very simple, including the ON/OFF switch and Shutter Release on the left side. At the top is the UP/DOWN dial and to the far right is the Mode selection dial. Right above the Mode dial is a button that locks the dial into place, which prevents the camera mode from being changed unless you want it to.





ricoh_gxr_back.jpgThe High Quality 920,000 dot, 3-inch LCD on back of the body is normally only found on new dSLR model cameras. It does an excellent job of reproducing high-quality images with the full sRGB color range.






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On the back of the camera, there are two sets of buttons. To the top you can see the DIRECT button, which brings up a quick menu, that allows for quick changes to the commonly used shooting settings. Next is the flash open button and finally the button to switch between the LCD and the optional EVF.

To the right are the main controls on the back: Top left is the ADJ lever, Top right is the zoom control lever. Under these are the Playback button, macro button, self-timer and DISP buttons. Finally in the middle is the 8-way controller, that not only allows for lateral movement but also diagonal. These directions also act as shortcuts for Manual Flash Amount, Manual Focus Adjustment and Exposure Compensation. Inside is the Menu/OK button.






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On the right side of the camera are the Input/Output ports. On top is an HDMI output for viewing your images and movies on a HDTV. For use with any other TV, the next port handles a standard set of A/V cables. Finally at the bottom is a USB 2.0 connector for transferring images to the computer.














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The Ricoh GXR uses SD and SDHC memory cards to compliment the 86MB of internal memory for storing your images and videos. The GXR is shown here with a speedy SanDisk Ultra II, 15MB/s, 4GB SDHC card.


Approx Storage Capacities
A12 Lens Unit:
Images
Compression rate Picture size Internal 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
RAW*
FINE
4288x2416 4 49 100 197 404 810 1625
3776x2832 4 47 97 191 391 784 1573
4288x2848 3 42 85 168 343 688 1380
2848x2848 5 63 128 251 513 1029 2065
L
FINE
4288x2416 21 235 476 935 1912 3830 7684
3776x2832 20 227 462 907 1854 3715 7453
4288x2848 18 200 407 799 1633 3272 6565
2848x2848 27 299 608 1195 2442 4893 9815
M
FINE
3456x1944 32 357 724 1419 2902 5814 11662
3072x2304 30 337 683 1341 2741 5491 11014
3456x2304 27 302 614 1206 2466 4941 9913
2304x2304 41 447 903 1774 3627 7267 14578
5M FINE 2592x1944 34 373 758 1490 3045 6101 12238
3M FINE 2048x1536 53 581 1182 2321 4744 9503 19063
1M FINE 1280x960 96 1059 2118 4160 8505 17039 34181
VGA FINE 640x480 395 4316 8778 17237 35231 70579 141581
Video
Picture size Internal 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
1280x720
(24frames/sec)
21 sec. 3 min.
49 sec.
7 min.
46 sec.
15 min.
58 sec.
31 min.
10 sec.
62 min.
26 sec.
125 min.
15 sec.
640x480
(24frames/sec)
1 min.
11 min.
2 sec.
22 min.
27 sec.
46 min.
10 sec.
90 min.
7 sec.
180 min.
32 sec.
362 min.
9 sec.
320x240
(24frames/sec)
2 min.
25 sec.
26 min.
24 sec.
53 min.
43 sec.
110 min.
27 sec.
215 min.
35 sec.
431 min.
52 sec.
866 min.
19 sec.


S10 Lens Unit:
Images
Compression rate Picture size Internal 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
RAW*
FINE
3648x2048 6 68 138 272 556 1115 2237
3648x2736 4 51 104 204 418 837 1680
3648x2432 5 57 117 229 469 941 1888
2736x2736 6 68 138 271 555 1113 2232
L
FINE
3648x2048 29 323 653 1284 2624 5257 10546
3648x2736 22 242 497 965 1973 3953 7930
3648x2432 24 272 553 1087 2222 4452 8930
2736x2736 29 323 653 1284 2624 5257 10546
M
FINE
3264x1840 36 397 808 1588 3245 6502 13043
3264x2448 27 300 608 1195 2442 4893 9815
3264x2176 30 337 683 1341 2741 5491 11014
2448x2448 36 400 808 1588 3245 6502 13043
5M FINE 2592x1944 34 373 758 1490 3045 6101 12238
3M FINE 2048x1536 53 581 1182 2321 4744 9503 19063
1M FINE 1280x960 96 1059 2118 4160 8505 17039 34181
VGA FINE 640x480 395 4316 8778 17237 35231 70579 141581
Video
Picture Size Internal 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
640x480
(30frames/sec)
49sec. 8min.
55sec.
18min.
8sec.
37min.
18sec.
72min.
50sec.
145min.
54sec.
292min.
41sec.
320x240
(30frames/sec)
1min.
59sec.
21min.
39sec.
44min.
2sec.
90min.
33sec.
176min.
44sec.
354min.
3sec.
710min.
13sec.








ricoh_gxr_battery.jpgPowering the GXR is a 3.6V, 1700mAh, Li-Ion rechargeable powerhouse of a battery. It allows for the GXR to capture up to 320 images with the A12 camera unit or 410 images with the S10 unit based on CIPA standards.





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Here is the optional EVF, which sits directly on the shoe on top of the camera, while plugging into the back at the same time. With the EVF you are able to shoot without the LCD, which is easier to see outside in bright light as well as better on battery life.








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For shooting situations where the pop-up flash is just not going to be enough or a more specific lighting setup is needed, Ricoh also sells the GF-1 TTL external flash unit. Not only does it supply a larger flash range, but has a slave feature that allows you to use it in conjunction with the pop-up or other lighting setups.







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