Ricoh GXR - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image. ”


The wide angle of the P10 lens is equivalent to 28mm.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 300mm. I just got this one before it started to rain.


Dynamic range from the tiny sensor is disappointing, with poor shadow detail.


Colour rendition is also disappointing, with flat colours in standard mode and massive over-saturation in vivid mode.


Darth finds the the GXR’s poor image quality…disturbing.


Score in detail

  • Value 3
  • Image Quality 5
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 10.6 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 10x
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Optical focal length 4.9 to 52.5mm in 35mm film terms
Shutter speed 30secs to 1/2000
Auto focus Nine-point multi, centre spot, snap focus, infinity contrast-detection
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 3648x2736
Other resolutions 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480, 648x2048, 3264x1840, 3648x2432, 3264x2176, 2736x2736, 2448x2448
Focus range 1cm to infinity
Exposure control P, A, S, M Scene Mode
Exposure metering Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted
Exposure compensation +/- 4EV
Image Stabilisation N/A
ISO settings 100-3200
LCD Monitor 3-inch 920k dots
Viewfinder EVF optional
Flash range Not stated, approx 4m
Flash modes Auto, Red-eye, Slow sync, Off, Manual
White balance modes Auto, multi-point auto, outdoor, cloudy, incandes, 1/2 fluores, manual, detail
Drive modes Single, continuous, M-cont, Spd-cont
Image formats JPEG, Raw, Motion JPEG AVI
Picture adjustments Saturation, sharpness, contrast, colour tone
Video (max res/format) 1280x730, 30fps
Movie length Card capacity
Self timer 2/12 custom secs
Memory card slot SD/SDHC
Supplied memory 86MB
Batteries supplied 1700mAh Li-ion rechargeable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL, NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
AV Out Yes
Manual 190-page English printed manual

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 13.9mm
Depth (Millimeter) 70.2mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 198g including battery and memory cardkg