Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro

Announced Nov 10, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Nov 10, 2009
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The A12 50mm F2.5 Macro is a lens unit that slides into Ricoh's GXR body. The GXR system takes a novel approach by offering interchangeable slide mount 'lens units' - sealed modules containing both optics and sensor, meaning it can switch from a large (APS-C) sensor with a fast prime lens to a tiny one (as in compact cameras) with zoom lenses. The Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm F2.5 Macro combines a 12MP APS-C sensor with a 50mm macro lens. This package offers very good image quality, robust build quality and a flexible user interface which make it a very interesting option for those who want (semi-) professional image output and handling in a very portable package. The camera's only real negative is its sometimes slow and/or unreliable contrast detect AF.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4288 x 2848
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, Auto-Hi, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 50 mm
Optical zoom 1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 920,000
Min shutter speed 180 sec
Max shutter speed 1/3200 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 453 g (1.00 lb / 15.98 oz)
Dimensions 114 x 70 x 77 mm (4.49 x 2.76 x 3.03)

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Our review

The Ricoh GXR/A12 50mm F2.5 Macro offers excellent, DSLR-like image and build quality in a fairly compact package. However, the camera is slightly let down by its sometimes slow and/or unreliable contrast detect AF.

Good for: Anyone wanting SLR image and build quality in a compact package

Not so good for: Anything needing fast focusing, especially in low light

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