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Ricoh GXR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and screen. The sensor and portability also get good feedback, but the memory and exposure get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the battery and zoom.

lens, portability, sensor, screen, image quality

performance, features, zoom, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Ricoh GXR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 118 reviews)

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Ricoh GXR


Compact ; Stunningly sharp results, particularly with 50mm portrait lens and 12-megapixel sensor combo ; Component parts feel solid, well made, and attach and detach easily

Auto white balance performance variable ; Busy menu screens and small typeface make function searches fiddly

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Ricoh GXR Review


The Ricoh GXR is an innovative camera unit system with outstandingimage quality and total control for the more advanced photographers,but can be used by anyone. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Excellent image quality; Optimal camera unit for different situations; 720p HD video capture; Complete Manual Controls; 3.0-inch LCD with full sRGB color replication; Lots of optional accessories; Easy to change Camera Units; Good high ISO performance...

Very Expensive; Dark and grainy video; Weak built-in flash ; Bottom Line ; The Ricoh GXR is an innovative camera unit system with outstandingimage quality and total control for the more advanced photographers,but can be used by anyone. Read more in our...

The Ricoh GXR is an innovative camera unit system with outstandingimage quality and total control for the more advanced photographers,but can be used by anyone. Read more in our

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Ricoh GXR Mount A12


The Mount A12 adds another sensor/lens combination to the modular GXR system. Rather than switching the lens on a body with enclosed sensor, Ricoh has bundled the sensors in modular attachments; you just have to buy the GXR back. While the benefit of...


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GXR P10 Unit Review


After I put the battery in the Ricoh GXR/P10 and turned it on, I realized that this unit is quite lightweight yet very well built. The P10 Unit matches the GXR body perfectly in this regard despite the fact that this unit is the most budget priced unit...

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Review: Ricoh GXR digital camera


While the GXR sounds like good news for photographers looking for a high-quality shoot-from-the-hip camera for street and travel photography, getting set up doesn't come cheap.

The basic GXR set-up is based on a camera body with a high-resolution 3-inch LCD screen for picture composition and review, attendant controls, pop-up flash, and padded handgrip. What’s missing is a lens and, crucially, a sensor—this is what makes...

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Ricoh GXR Review


This is where it gets confusing. These camera units have different sized sensors. The 24-72mm unit has a 1/1.7-inch sensor while the 50mm unit offers an APS-C‑sized sensor.

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Ricoh GXR Review


Smaller companies often take a different and braver route in satisfying demand for digital cameras. This particular bunch of boxes is Ricoh's answer to the need for more compact, versatile, yet more powerful digital capture devices.

The whole approach is a controversial one: begin with a basic body, then add lens modules to it. So each time you buy another lens you shell out for another CCD or CMOS, plus shutter, variable aperture section, processing engine and the motors to drive...

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro


Easily the best compact mirrorless camera currently in terms of image quality. Repeat. Superb image quality in a small form factor is the foremost advantage of this little camera. The other advantages are the flexibility/customisation features of Ricoh...

1. Slow AF under (i) dim light; or (ii) subject close proximity to lens. However, the slow AF is still faster than Leica X1. The GXR A12 is not an ideal camera for street photography or moving subjects like children. However, if you do still...

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Amazon review summary for Ricoh GXR


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Ricoh GXR from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, responsiveness, sensor, color, lens

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Ricoh GXR Interchangeable Unit Digital Camera System with 3-Inch High-Resolution LCD

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Ricoh GXR review


Is this the barmiest idea ever? We get to grips with a compact that enables you to change the lens and sensor...

Interesting design ; Build quality ; LCD screen ; APS-C sensor in 50mm unit

Small sensor in the 24-72mm unit ; Noise is an issue as medium to high ISO ; Quite ricey

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Ricoh
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/1.7''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Usage:Digital Cameras


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes