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Model Name: Ricoh GXR 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: GXR
Camera Format: Other
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $1380.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-12-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.9 oz (423 g)
Size: 4.5 x 2.8 x 3.0 in.
(114 x 70 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3776 x 2832 (10.7 MP, 4:3),
4288 x 2416 (10.4 MP, 16:9),
2848 x 2848 (8.1 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21), .DNG Raw
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (24)
640x480 (24)
320x240 (24)
Movie File Format: AVI (OpenDML Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Ricoh GXR
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range: f/2.5 - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 7 cm to Infinity
2.8 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x (3.6x for movies)
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detection multi / spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? No
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Multi-P AUTO, Outdoors, Cloudy, Incandescent Lamp, Fluorescent Lamp, Manual Setting
Shutter Speed Range: 180 - 1/3200
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 4.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL by CCD, 256-segment multi, center-weighted or spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Movie, portrait, sports, landscape, nightscape, skew correction
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, red-eye, on, slow sync, manual (FULL, 1/1.4, 1/2, 1/2.8, 1/4, 1/5.6, 1/8, 1/11, 1/16, 1/22, 1/32, 1/64), off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 20cm - 3m (ISO AUTO)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: .DNG Raw
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (OpenDML Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: No
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.00
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 15
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary DB-90
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included:  
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: DL-10, Irodio Photo and Video Studio, Adobe Reader, VM-1 for Mac
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor and lens are interchangeable as one unit. Specs above are with the 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and 33mm (50mm equivalent) fixed focal length lens. Also available is a 1/1.7" ten megapixel CCD sensor with 5.1-15.3mm (24-72mm equivalent) lens. With this combination, maximum aperture varies from f/2.5 to f/4.4 across the zoom range, macro shooting distance drops to 1cm, sensor shift image stabilization becomes available, fastest shutter speed falls to 1/2000 sec., minimum ISO sensitivity is expanded to 100, flash range is 20cm-4.5m at wide angle and 15cm to 2.7m at telephoto, zoom macro scene mode is added, noise reduction is automatically applied above ISO 800, burst rate drops to 1.6 frames per second, HD movie mode is dropped and framerate increases to 30fps, battery life increases to 410 shots, body depth drops to 44.4mm, and body-only weight falls to 325 grams. Price estimate is based on US street pricing at launch - $550 for the camera body plus $830 for the APS-C fixed lens block. The 1/1.7" zoom lens block is another $440.

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