Ricoh GXR S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC
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.
|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)|
|ISO||Auto, Auto-Hi, 100, 200, 400, 800,1600, 3200|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–72 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|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″)|
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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