Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC

Announced Nov 10, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | Compact sensor
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Announced Nov 10, 2009
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The S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC 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 with zoom lenses (such as the S10). The Ricoh GXR/P10 24-72mm combines a 10MP 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor with a 24-72mm equivalent lens. Like the other GXR/lens module combinations the package offers tank-like build quality and an abundance of external controls but with its 1/1.7 10 MP sensor the camera is still a digital compact at heart. It produces image quality that is roughly on par with other cameras featuring similar sensor/lens combinations but comes at a significantly higher price point.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 3648 x 2736
Effective pixels 10 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Auto-Hi, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 24–72 mm
Optical zoom 3×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 920,000
Min shutter speed 180 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 355 g (0.78 lb / 12.52 oz)
Dimensions 114 x 70 x 44 mm (4.49 x 2.76 x 1.73)

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Our review

The GXR S10 24-72mm VC comes with the control interface and build quality of a semi-pro DSLR but only produces compact camera image quality. Given its price point, the S10 probably makes most sense as an additional module for existing GXR/A12 users who do not want to familiarize themselves with yet another user interface.

Good for: Anyone wanting DSLR-like controls and build quality in a compact package.

Not so good for: Pixel-Peepers or low light photographers

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