Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro
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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.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4288 x 2848|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, Auto-Hi, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200|
|Focal length (equiv.)||50 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/3200 sec|
|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″)|
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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