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RICOH LENS A16 24-85 mm : What is the difference between GXR A16 24-85mm, A12 28mm, and A12 50mm ?

With the GXR, the specifications vary depending on the lens attached to it.
The following is the comparison chart between [GXR with RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5], [GXR with GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5], and [GXR with GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO].

In this chart,

[RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm] means [GXR with RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm F3.5-5.5].
Lens name details

[GR LENS A12 28mm] means [GXR with GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5].
Lens name details

[GR LENS A12 50mm] means [GXR with GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO].
Lens name details

F/W : Firmware update will include new enhanced features on the items with this icon.
Go to [GXR firmware update]

Image sensor / Lens

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Effective pixels (Total pixels) (approx.) 16.20 million pixels (16.50 million pixels) 12.30 million pixels (12.90 million pixels) 12.30 million pixels (12.90 million pixels)
Image sensor CMOS
23.6 x 15.7 mm
CMOS
23.6 x 15.7 mm
CMOS
23.6 x 15.7 mm
Focal length (35 mm filmcameras equivalent) f = 15.7 mm ~ 55.5 mm
(24 ~ 85 mm)
f = 18.3 mm
(28 mm)
f = 33 mm
(50 mm)
F-Aperture (f- number) (W) F: 3.5 - 22, (T) F: 5.5 - 22 F: 2.5 - 22 *a1 F: 2.5 - 22 *a1
Shooting distance (From the front of the lens) Approx. 25 cm - infinity Approx. 20 cm - infinity Approx. 30 cm - infinity
Macro range (From the front of the lens) No macro function No macro function Approx. 7 cm - infinity
Lens construction 11 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical lens elements with 6 surfaces) 9 elements in 6 groups (2 aspherical lens elements with 2 surfaces) 9 elements in 8 groups (1 aspherical lens element with 2 surfaces)
Optical zoom 3.5 x N/A
(fixed focal)
N/A
(fixed focal)
Digital zoom (still images) 4.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 x
Auto Resize zoom 6.8 x (VGA) 5.9 x (VGA) 5.9 x (VGA)
Filter diameter 55 mm 40.5 mm 40.5 mm
  • *a1)F22 displays in the Auto shooting mode : Being used by a combination of aperture and ND filter.

Photograph features of camera

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Imaging engine Smooth Imaging Engine IV GR ENGINE III GR ENGINE III
Shooting modes (on mode dial) auto Auto / [P] Program Shift / [A] Aperture Priority / [S] Shutter Priority / [M] Manual Exposure / SCENE / MY1, MY2, MY3
Exposure metering Multi (256-segment), Center-weighted, Spot Multi (256-segment), Center-weighted, Spot Multi (256-segment), Center-weighted, Spot
Auto aperture shift Available Available Available
Shutter speed auto shift Available Available Available F/W
Exposure compensation +4.0 ~ -4.0
step : 1/3EV, 1/2EV
+4.0 ~ -4.0
step : 1/3EV, 1/2EV
+4.0 ~ -4.0
step : 1/3EV, 1/2EV
Dynamic Range Compensation Available N/A N/A
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) AUTO / AUTO-HI / ISO-LO / ISO 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 AUTO / AUTO-HI / ISO-LO / ISO 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 F/W AUTO / AUTO-HI / ISO-LO / ISO 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 F/W
ISO sensitivity step 1/3 EV , 1 EV (selectable)
About [ISO Step Setting].
1/3 EV , 1 EV (selectable) F/W 1/3 EV , 1 EV (selectable) F/W
ISO upper limit / shutter speed switch setting (ISO Auto-HI settings) Available Available F/W Available F/W
Focus mode Multi AF, Spot AF, MF (manual), Snap, ∞ (Infinity) Multi AF, Spot AF, MF (manual), Snap, ∞ (Infinity) Multi AF, Spot AF, MF (manual), Snap, ∞ (Infinity)
AF method Contrast AF Contrast AF Contrast AF
Full Press Snap Off, On, Auto-Hi ISO Off, On, Auto-Hi ISO Off, On, Auto-Hi ISO
Snap Focus Distance options 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 3.5m, 5m, ∞ (infinity) 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 3.5m, 5m, ∞ (infinity) 1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 3.5m, 5m, ∞ (infinity)
Pre-AF Available Available Available
Focus assist selection Available Available F/W Available F/W
Spot AF Area Setting Available Available F/W Available F/W
Available shutter speed in [Auto] mode 1 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec. 1 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec. 1 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec.
Available shutter speed in [A] / [S] / [P] mode 15 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec. 15 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec. 15 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec.
Available shutter speed in [M] mode 180 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec. 180 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec. 180 sec. ~ 1/3200 sec.
Bulb / Time Available Available F/W Available F/W
Target shift AE, AF, AE/AF AE, AF, AE/AF AE, AF, AE/AF
RAW photography Available Available Available
RAW + JPEG photography Available Available Available
RAW only photography (without JPEG) Available Available F/W Available F/W
Noise reduction Off / Weak / Strong / MAX / Auto Off / Weak / Strong / MAX / Auto Off / Weak / Strong / MAX / Auto F/W
Noise reduction ISO All / Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / Over ISO 1601 / ISO 3200 All / Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / Over ISO 1601 / ISO 3200 All / Over ISO 201 / Over ISO 401 / Over ISO 801 / Over ISO 1601 / ISO 3200
White balance AUTO, Multi-P AUTO *b1, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp1, Incandescent Lamp2, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail AUTO, Multi-P AUTO *b1, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp1, Incandescent Lamp2, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail AUTO, Multi-P AUTO *b1, Outdoors, Cloudy, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Settings, Detail,
Incandescent Lamp1, Incandescent Lamp2 F/W
White balance compensation Available Available Available
Image settings Vivid, Standard, Natural, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2 Vivid, Standard, Natural, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2 Vivid, Standard, Natural, B&W, B&W (TE), Setting 1 / Setting 2
SCENE modes • Movie
• Portrait
• Sports
• Landscape
• Nightscape
• Skew Correct Mode
• Miniaturize
• High Contrast B&W
• Soft Focus
• Cross Process
• Toy Camera
• Movie
• Portrait
• Sports
• Landscape
• Nightscape
• Skew Correct Mode
• Miniaturize
• High Contrast B&W
• Soft Focus
• Cross Process
• Toy Camera
F/W
• Movie
• Portrait
• Sports
• Landscape
• Nightscape
• Skew Correct Mode
• Miniaturize
• High Contrast B&W
• Soft Focus
• Cross Process
• Toy Camera
F/W
Black & White photography Available (in Image Settings) Available (in Image Settings) Available (in Image Settings)
High Contrast B&W photography Available (in SCENE mode) Available (in SCENE mode) Available (in SCENE mode)
Movie mode Available (in SCENE mode) Available (in SCENE mode) Available (in SCENE mode)
Movie size 1280 x 720, 640 x 480,
320 x 240 (30 fps)
1280 x 720, 640 x 480,
320 x 240 (24 fps)
1280 x 720, 640 x 480,
320 x 240 (24 fps)
Bracketing AE bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket, ISO bracket AE bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket,
ISO bracket F/W
AE bracket, White balance bracket, Color bracket,
ISO bracket F/W
Level indicator Available (tilt / horizontal direction) Available (horizontal direction) Available (horizontal direction)
Antiblur function (Image stabilizer) N/A N/A N/A
Continuous mode / Multi shooting Continuous *b2, M-Cont Plus Continuous *b2, M-Cont Plus Continuous *b2, M-Cont Plus
Multi shooting *b2 in RAW mode Max. 3 pictures (With Noise reduction setting OFF) Max. 4 pictures (With Noise reduction setting OFF) Max. 4 pictures (With Noise reduction setting OFF)
Interval shooting Available Available Available
Built-in flash usage N/A *b3 Available Available
GF-1 usage (optional external flash unit) Available Available Available
Manual Flash settings *b4 Available Available Available
Manual Flash amount *b4 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64 Full, 1/1.4 ~ 1/64
Flash exposure compensation *b5 +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV (1/3 EV, or 1/2 EV step) +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV (1/3 EV, or 1/2 EV step) +2.0EV ~ -2.0EV (1/3 EV, or 1/2 EV step)
Flash Synchro settings *b6 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain
  • *b1) For scenes with both sunlight and shadow, the camera automatically selects the optimal white balance to fit the light source of each segregated area of the image. For the details on the [Multi-pattern Auto white balance], see the following FAQ.
  • [A12 50mm FAQ: What is the [Multi-P AUTO] (multi-pattern auto white balance)?]
  • *b2) Normal continuous (While pressing the shutter release button, the camera takes multiple pictures continuously).
  • *b3) Vignetting always appears whenever the internal flash is used. The GF-1 (optional external flash unit) is recommended for flash photography.
  • *b4) The specification is the same on both the GF-1 usage and the internal flash usage. When you choose the [Manual Flash] in the Flash mode, you can control the flash manually. For the details on the [Manual Flash Amount], see the following FAQ.
  • [A12 50mm FAQ : About controlling the flash manually (Manual Flash Amount).]
  • *b5)The specification is the same on both the GF-1 usage and the internal flash usage.
  • *b6)The specification is the same on both the GF-1 usage and the it ern al flash usage. This is the option to choose the flash synchro timing from either [1st Curtain] or [2nd Curtain]. For the details on the [Flash Synchro Settings], see the following FAQ.
  • [A12 50mm FAQ : Details on the setting for flash timing (Flash Synchro Settings).]

Feature enhanced update

Note See below for the details on what functions are included by feature enhanced firmware updates.
GXR : Updated functions - By Modes

Button / Key assignments and display settings

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
My Settings 3 settings (in mode dial) 3 settings (in mode dial) 3 settings (in mode dial)
My Settings [Box] *c1 Available (up to 6 settings) Available (up to 6 settings) Available (up to 6 settings)
My Settings [Card] *c2 Available (up to 6 settings) Available (up to 6 settings) F/W Available (up to 6 settings) F/W
DIRECT button feature *c3 Available Available Available
Fn button registrations Fn1 / Fn2 Fn1 / Fn2 Fn1 / Fn2
ADJ. lever settings 4 settings 4 settings 4 settings
Grid Guide display 3 types 3 types 3 types
Shooting Info. Display frame *c4 Available Available Available
Information Display mode *c5 Available Available Available
Store Menu Cursor position Available Available Available
Enter Copyright information *c6 Available Available F/W Available F/W
  • *c1)You can save 6 My settings into the [My Settings Box] in advance, and you can recall a My setting from the box to register it to MY1, MY2, or MY3.
  • *c2)This function allows you to save My settings into an SD card. You can save My settings into the [My Settings Card] in advance, and you can recall a My setting from the Card to register it to MY1, MY2, or MY3. The saved settings in the card can be used from another GXR with the same unit.
  • *c3)Pressing the DIRECT button in the shooting mode shows the current shooting setting. This DIRECT mode allows you to choose an item and to change the current shooting settings directly.
  • [Details on the DIRECT button.]
  • *c4)This is the option to display shooting icons in a frame surrounding the view through the lens.
  • *c5)This is the option to display shooting information in the picture display when the picture display is off.
  • *c6)Use [Copyright notice] in the menu. It is to write the copyright information into the Exif data of the image. The recorded copyright information can be checked in [details + histogram display] mode in playback.
  • About [Copyright notice].

Playback features of camera

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Picture display (LCD) 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots 3.0 " / approx. 920,000 dots
Image rotation Automatic rotation in Playback Automatic rotation in Playback Automatic rotation in Playback
Thumbnail view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view 20 frames or 81 frames view
Display of enlarged image Max. 16x Max. 16x Max. 16x
White balance (color tone) compensation Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber) Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber) Available (adjustable in Green, Magenta, Blue, Amber)
Level compensation (Image brightness and contrast correction) Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual) Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual) Available (Level Compensation: Auto / Manual)
Display of Details + Histogram Available Available Available
Resize images Available Available Available
One press zoom *d1 Available with ADJ. lever Available with ADJ. lever Available with ADJ. lever
Memorizing the last played back image *d2 Available Available Available
Flag function setting *d3 Available Available Available
White Saturation display Available Available Available
ON/OFF *d4 for White Saturation display Selectable Selectable F/W Selectable F/W
  • *d1)Pressing the ADJ. lever allows zooming to the configured magnification.
  • *d2)The camera memorizes the last played back image. At the next playback, the last played back image will be displayed.
  • *d3)This will allow to display an assigned image quickly.
  • *d4)This option is located in the Setup menu. With [On], by switching the DISP. button will display the white saturation areas of the image while playback. With [Off], the white saturation display mode will be hidden even by switching the DISP. button.

Other features of camera

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Built-in memory Approx. 86 MB Approx. 86 MB Approx. 86 MB
SD memory card Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB Up to 2 GB
SDHC memory card Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB Up to 32 GB
Battery DB-90 (included) DB-90 (included) DB-90 (included)
Battery charger BJ-9 (included) BJ-9 (included) BJ-9 (included)
Shooting capacity with the included battery *e1 Approx. 400 pictures Approx. 320 pictures Approx. 320 pictures
Dimensions *e2 (W x H x D; excluding projections) 113.9 x 74.7 x 98.5 mm 113.9 x 70.2 x 55.6 mm 113.9 x 70.2 x 77.1 mm
Weight *e3 (battery/SD card included) Approx. 550 g Approx. 410 g Approx. 464 g
  • *e1) The data is just a guide and reference only. Carrying a spare battery will be recommended for a long time usage. (Number of pictures measured using the CIPA standard. The actual number of available shots may vary depending on the shooting and usage conditions.)
  • *e2)The whole dimensions of the camera body attached with the camera unit (including the lens unit).
  • *e3) The whole weight of the camera body attached with the camera unit (including battery, a memory card, but without a strap, a terminal cap, or a lens cap).

Optional accessories (sold separately)

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Electronic viewfinder VF-2 *f1 VF-2 *f1 VF-2 *f1
Lens cap (self- retaining) LC-3 N/A N/A
Lens hood LH-2 LH-1 The camera unit has the lens hood internally
Cable switch (cable release) CA-1 CA-1 CA-1
External flash GF-1 *f2 GF-1 *f2 GF-1 *f2
Soft case N/A SC-55L SC-55L
Soft case (body case) N/A SC-75B + 75T SC-75B + 75T
Wrapping sheet WS-1 WS-1 WS-1
Neck strap ST-3 ST-3 ST-3
Battery *f3 DB-90 DB-90 DB-90
Battery charger *f3 BJ-9 BJ-9 BJ-9

PC connections

When you connect the camera to a computer:

  • Only the USB connection is available. Serial connection is not supported.
  • It is required a computer that is pre-installed with a supported OS version in the following chart, and that has a USB port as standard.
  • The available software for picture downloading is for Windows only. For Macintosh, no software from Ricoh is required to download pictures. See the FAQ here for the details.
  • The following is the mass storage compatibility chart for each operating system.

PC connections / Mass storage compatibility

Items RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
PC interface Mass storage / USB 2.0 Mass storage / USB 2.0 Mass storage / USB 2.0
Windows 7 (64 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows 7 (32 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows Vista (32 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows XP (32 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows 2000 Supported Supported Supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported Not supported Not supported
Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.1.2 Supported Supported Supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Supported Supported Supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported Not supported Not supported
PictBridge printing Available Available Available

Chart below shows the compatibility on the software in the supplied CD that is bundled with the GXR.

DL-10 / picture download software (For Windows only)

DL-10 for Windows RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm GR LENS A12 28mm GR LENS A12 50mm
Windows 7 (64 bit) Required software downloads *g1 Required software downloads *g1 Required software downloads *g1
Windows 7 (32 bit) Supported Supported Supported
Windows Vista (32 bit only)
Windows XP (32 bit only)
Windows 2000
Supported Supported Supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported Not supported Not supported
  • *g1) For the Windows 7 64 bit edition, download the compatible version from the download site.
Go to [Software downloads]

The latest information for each operating system is available from the OS compatibility site.

Irodio Photo & Video Studio / picture viewing & edit software (For Windows only)

Irodio Photo & Video Studio 1.1.16 for Windows RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm
Windows 7 Required updates *g2
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 2000
Supported
Windows Me
Windows 98
Not supported
  • *g2) The bundled software that came with the GXR body is not supported. However, the updater is available from the Pixela website.

[Irodio Photo & Video Studio website - Updater for Windows 7]

VM-1 / MP file viewer software (For Macintosh only)

VM-1 for Macintosh RICOH LENS A16 24-85mm
Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.4 Supported
Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.1.2 Not supported
Mac OS 9.2.2 - 9.0 Not supported
Mac OS 8.6 Not supported
 
Answer ID: gxr06000
Date created: February 3, 2012
Date modified: March 16, 2012
Product: GXR
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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