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Ricoh GXR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Ricoh GXR. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The usability and lens are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the memory and exposure, while many are negative about the shutter and zoom.

performance, lens, usability, portability, image quality

price, focus, contrast, zoom, shutter

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.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Ricoh GXR from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the shutter.

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

This summary is based on the products: Ricoh GXR System Camera - Black (10x Optical Zoom, Full HD Video) 3 inch LCDRicoh GXR System Camera - Black (10x Optical Zoom, Full HD Video) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Ricoh GXR


The Ricoh GXR offers the unique ability not only to swap lenses, but also image sensors. It has a wealth of physical controls, making it an exciting camera for enthusiasts, but its benefits are offset by slow autofocus and minimal video functionality.

Sharp photos. Intuitive control layout. Good high ISO performance. Sharp rear LCD. Optional EVF available. Good lens module selection.

Slow autofocus and startup. Some lens modules are pricey. Very limited video support.

The hot shoe is used to add the optional LCD Electronic Viewfinder, which is a quite useful add-on for shooters who prefer to work with the camera at eye-level. This is especially useful if you opt for the A12 Mount module, as you'll be required to...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : DP Review (

Expert 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.

Very good detail and sharpness at base ISO, Good dynamic range with smooth highlight roll-off, Very good performance in low light, low noise levels and good retention of detail at the same time, Excellent build quality and handling, Compact dimensions...

Contrast detect AF slow, hunting and occasionally unreliable in anything but good light, No image stabilization, Battery life not great, Comparatively low-spec video mode (720p but no manual controls, no focus, no external mic), Fastest shutter speeds...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Ricoh GXR S10 camera (with 24-72mm Lens) review


When Ricoh announced its GXR modular camera system--a lens/sensor module that slides into a housing that includes the rest of a point-and-shoot's pieces, including the LCD, controls, hot shoe, and flash--it sounded odd, but I withheld judgment. After...

Feels nicely constructed.

Relatively expensive; soft photos; poor noise reduction; no HD video capture.

The Ricoh GXR S10 is too expensive for what it offers and has nothing that makes it stand out from the competition. The GXR+S10 24-72mm module is solid, but it is far from being a best-in-class enthusiast compact camera.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Lars Rehm and Simon Joinson (

Ricoh GXR/S10 24-72mm VC Review


This is the second of two reviews of the GXR; as each module is effectively a completely different camera we've decided to treat them as such and produce separate reviews. This review covers the GXR with the S10 24-72mm equiv (10Mp 1/1.7" sensor)...

Decent resolution in ideal shooting conditions - bright, sunny days (but soft low contrast detail) ; Excellent build quality and handling ; Highly customizable and flexible user interface with a large number of external controls ; Very nice 3.0 inch,...

Blurring of detail in low contrast scenes, even in good light and at base ISO ; Heavy noise reduction at high ISOs results in loss of detail and unattractive 'noise blobs ; Battery life not great ; Low-spec video mode (VGA, no manual controls, no...

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Josh Fate (

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

Feb, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Ricoh GXR Review


It's not every day that a brand new photographic system is unveiled, but that's exactly what Ricoh have delivered in the form of the new GXR camera. The Ricoh GXR is the World's first “interchangeable unit camera system”. Digital SLR's allow you to...

The Ricoh GXR is a remarkably mature first-generation product in an intriguing new photographic system, with excellent handling and image quality that will instantly appeal to all photographers who want to take pictures first and talk about gear...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : By Thom (

Ricoh GXR Review


Ricoh GXR Body Recommended Expensive, but nicely designed camera with an expensive modular quirk.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Pop Photo (

Test: Ricoh GXR With A12 and S10 Camera Units


That overused adjective “unique” finds a wholly appropriate partner in the Ricoh GXR, which turns the concept of the interchangeable-lens compact (ILC) on its head. Unlike ILC cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony, the GXR employs...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

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...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications


Battery Type:DB-90


Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating
Playback zoom:16
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sports
Self-timer delay:2


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:3


Flash modes:Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:84
Memory slots:

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):3648 x 2736
Storage temperature range (T-T):3648 x 2736

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 9.0-9.2.2/X 10.1.2-10.6.4
Data compression:JPEG, AVI
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB 2.0, NTSC, HDMI
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: No

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:160
Minimum processor:500 MHz
Minimum RAM:512


Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI

Weight & Dimensions